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Thursday, July 29, 2021 

Fort Collins specialty store closing after over 3 decades

The Coloradoan announced a specialty store called Halley's Comics, originally launched in 1988, will be closing down as the owners retire:
Like a flash, Halley's Comics appeared in Old Town in February 1988.

But, unlike its namesake, the comic book store had staying power.

For more than 33 years, its shelves remained replete with the newest comic books and its back room sat stacked with boxes upon boxes of back issues — providing a haven for comic book fans as the industry's 1980s boom faded and other local shops shuttered.

All stories must come to an end, though. And for Halley's Comics, theirs will be July 31 when the store closes its doors at 322 Walnut St. for the last time.
And it's obviously sad to see another store go out of business. It mentions that Covid19 did have some accountability for leading to the decision to close the store. It also cites, however, a customer who was drawn to one of the most overrated Superman storylines of 1993:
He recalls going there every day they were open and even skipping school when "The Death of Superman" came out so he could snag a copy.
Whenever I see a story of such questionable taste cited without critique or objectivity, it makes me sad too. Obviously, there were plenty of regrettably naive people around at the time who thought this Man of Steel story was such a big deal, but that doesn't make it any less disappointing to learn somebody thought a tale kicking Supes to the curb was going to be most enjoyable thing you could read about.

With that told, it is a shame this Ft. Collins-based store is closing, but I wish the owners well, and think it's great they were big on the medium over the years.

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