Author: Scott VanderPloeg

How Much Will This Cost?

This is post 9 of 10 in the series “So You Wanna Open A Comic Shop?” At last we’ve come to the nitty gritty of retailing: cost. Three basic and fundamental costs associated with a comic shop: retail space, employees, inventory. Any retail store will require all three to keep the doors open and the lights on. Let’s take a look at each. Retail space is your store front rent along with utilities (heat, electricity, internet), taxes, maintenance, and rental property fees. An average rent for retail space across North America is $10 per square foot. Add an additional...

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Review | Aliens: Salvation

Selkirk, a God-fearing crewman aboard the space freighter Nova Maru, is forced at gunpoint to abandon ship with his captain. They crash-land on a small planet, but it is soon apparent that they have not entirely escaped the Nova Maru’s dreadful cargo. Dave Gibbons’ tale is fully realized by artists Mike Mignola and Kevin Nowlan. Writer: Dave Gibbons Penciller: Mike Mignola Inker: Kevin Nowlan Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth Cover Artist: Mike Mignola Dark Horse, September 02, 2015 Hardcover, 56 pages, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16” ISBN-13: 978-1-61655-755-3 $10.99 USD Order online: Amazon Dug up from the long, long ago and given a new hardcover exterior, Aliens: Salvation...

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