We’re open 7 days a week, with late opening on wednesdays, so whether you’re a long-time fan, or new to the wonderful world of comics, we’d love to welcome you to our store!
Phase 1 was from 1994-1999, under the management of Glyn Smith, the store opened originally in Calthorpe Street before moving to George Street in 1996. During this time we survived the great 90s comic recession, the near bankruptcy of Marvel comics (as well as the shambles of Marvel’s own Heroes World distribution), and the Great Pokemon Gold-Rush of 98 / 99.
We sell Comic Books, Action Figures, Pre Owned Collectibles & Pop Culture Collectibles, from our friendly shop in the centre of Banbury!
Phase 2 began in the year 2000 when we moved to our current premises in Parsons Street, and lasted through to 2008. The bigger premises meant we could increase our stock-holding and approach the business as a professional book-seller might. Sid took over the running of many of the stores operations, and during this period our stock of graphic novels increased from a handful to over 2,000, and over 30,000 back issues in store; one of the most competitive ranges in the country!
Phase 3 lasted from 2008 – 2017, during which time store runners Glyn and Tim had to contend with the Global Recession, however they weathered the storm by expanding the business outward into the digital realm, selling increasingly on eBay and Amazon, as well as continuing to serve our regular (and essential) Pull List customers.
And not just comics…
Comics, subscribe and save 20%! * One of the biggest back issue selections in the country * Tpbs and graphic novels * Not just super-heroes! Highlighted Crime, Horror, Science fiction, Fantasy, Comedy and TV tie-in sections * Funko Pops! * Big name brands: Star Wars, Transformers, Rick and Morty, Marvel, DC, Mario, Zelda, My Little Pony and more * Exclusive Statues, toys, and merchandise you won’t find anywhere else in Banbury
Phase 4 has begun in the closing stages of 2017, with Glyn taking a backseat to the running of the store after 23 years, enabling Sid to return as manager of the store. Together with Lisa from Spa Town Comics, our focus is on streamlining store operations. We want more choice, availability and an easier shopping experience for all of our customers, and our recent changes to our Pull List service reflect this change, making it easier than ever for customers to alter their orders on a daily basis. Lisa’s focus is on expanding our social media presence and bringing new people into the world of Comic Connections. We hope that a greater presence at shows, working promotions with local stores, and arranging more in-store events will help us build a great community buzz around this already excellent hobby.
In the past we have hosted in store signing appearances from Jonathan Ross, Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Warrick Davis (Wicket), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty artist), Transformers alumni Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman, Liam Sharp, Dan Abnett, Simon Bisley, Alan Grant, Charlie Adlard and many more. Keep an eye on our social media to see what other surprises and appearances we have in store for 2018!
Postage and packing for UK orders is FREE with all orders over £20.
|Postal address||4a Parsons Street|
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 – 5, Wed 10 – 6 for New Comic-Book Day, Sunday 11 – 4