On entering A Place in Space (in Croydon) I was greeted with a bustling store with a number of families all exploring the racks. It was a great sight as kids and adults alike discussed the merits of the available comics and other products the shop stocks. It felt like the draw of Free Comics was enough of a lure to get visitors through the doors but once in other factors needed to be in line for the day to a success.
Firstly the wide selection of comics offered is enough to tempt even the most frugal shopper in to a purchase. From shelves of full price titles to boxes of reduced trades and single issues, there is something for everyone no matter their budget. This is a wonderful facet of the shop and shows the inclusive nature of the comics industry. On a shop level the staff are very friendly and spend time with every customer making the experience feel more personal rather than just a transaction.
I chose a few comics that I was after including Archie Vs Predator, Resident Alien Mice Templar and Vol 23 of the Walking dead and was able to choose 5 titles from a folder displayed on the counter. The comics were then grabbed from a box behind the counter and I was a very happy camper.
As I said at the outset I wished I could have taken my son but timing was an issue so instead I grabbed him three titles