Locust Moon Comics back and better than ever

Posted on 20 July 2012


Trust us when we tell you that the wait for the re-opening of Locust Moon Comics (Facebook page) in its new digs on 40th Street is well worth the wait.

Check it out for yourself. Locust Moon’s new shop, which includes a great gallery space, quietly opened this week at 34 S. 40th Street. The shop’s grand opening – complete with comic and graphic novel decadence – is tomorrow. Do yourself a favor and check it out – even if you’re not into comics (yet).

Owners Josh O’Neil and Chris Stevens are comics creators themselves and their passion comes through in the renovation of the new space. Original artwork lines the walls and the bookshelves are packed with comics, graphic novels and awesome vintage and new action figures. They also have board games and movies for rent and sale. The shop moved from their old site – the old Urban Outfitters building on Locust Street near 40th –  last Fall.

In addition to the main retail space, the new Locust Moon also includes a gallery with original works that will double as a movie screening room complete with a ceiling mounted projection system.

The shop’s hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Oh, and by the way, you have to see their fish tank.

Here are the details on the grand opening and a tantalizing invitation from their Facebook page:

“Expect food, drinks, art, comix, and a super-sexy anything-goes atmosphere. Chris will dress as Mr. Peanut and perform a lengthy, emotionally complex tap routine. Other stuff too. Don’t miss it.”

Locust Moon Comics
34 S. 40th St.
7:30 p.m.

Here is a great video about the renovation of the new shop (sent by an anonymous e-mailer):

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. John O Says:

    I am so glad to have these guys back. The new shop is incredible, and I’m bummed I didn’t make it back for the opening party Sat night. I’ll be back again soon though, right after I work my way through the stack of books I just picked up.
    I’ve lived in a variety of cities and towns, and have had a few “neighborhood comic shops”, but none of them came close to what Chris and Josh provide. Thanks to the time they’ve spent guiding me through their enormous selection of trades and graphic novels, I’ve been introduced to a world of truly original and beautiful storytelling that I may never have discovered on my own.

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