Mar 24, 2022 2 min read

Ingleside Comic Book Shop Closes, Holds Huge Sale

Ingleside Comic Book Shop Closes, Holds Huge Sale
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After decades serving neighborhood comic book fans, the Comics Outpost will close for good on Sunday, March 27.

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A colossal variety of comic book titles to lifesize Silver Surfer and Batman mannequins are for sale at the Comics Outpost's going-out-of-business sale.

The quaint comic book store with the amusing tagline “We have issues!” steadfastly served comic and graphic novel fans for many years. It wasn’t uncommon to see several customers lined up to get the latest releases on Wednesdays.

The store is closing because of logistical reasons as owner Pavlos Politopoulos lives in Monterey County.

Politopoulos hired the estate sale firm the YES Co. to facilitate the liquidation of the shops inventory.

“The discounts will be super aggressive,” owner Politopoulos said.

The sale will be from March 23 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“I believe I am the fourth owner and it's been here for over thirty years,” Politopoulos said. “I don't know the exact year it became a comic store.”

The Ingleside Light could not confirm when the store opened through publicly available business records. But this reporter remembers going there as a kid in the 90s.

Called the Comic Outpost for many years, it was bought by Brian Hibbs, the owner of Comix Experience on Divisadero Street, in 2014 and renamed the Comix Experience Outpost.

Hibbs nearly closed the store last year but found buyers in Politopoulos and a partner in August, according to an announcement on Facebook.

The Comics Outpost

Address: 2381 Ocean Ave.
Phone: (415) 283-9432
Visit the sale website

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