Ok, so I don’t officially have a pull list set up at a comic book shop. Yet. I’ve been wanting to set up a pull list at a local comic shop for ages, but have been nervous to do so. For those unaware, comic shops have a reputation for not being the most welcoming of female (or female presenting) customers. So I’ve been nervous to walk into a comic shop and ask. Fortunately, my fears were assuaged when I walked into Atomic City Comics here in Philadelphia. The staff was not only friendly, but it looks like at least some of their employees are women. This was encouraging: if comic shop that’s willing to hire women, to me that says that they’re committed to making the space welcoming to female customers. At least, that’s what I’m hoping for.
Anyway, I spoke to a friendly employee about setting up a pull list. Sadly for me, they wanted a deposit. Which is understandable, but I didn’t have enough money on me to both pay for the comics I wanted to buy that day and give them a deposit. But I’ll definitely be going back very soon with enough money for the deposit.
For now, let me tell you what I picked up when I was there:
- Backstagers, The #1
- Bitch Planet #8
- Faith #1-#3
- Jem and the Holograms vol 3
And that’s it. I’m thinking I’ll do some sort of monthly post of the comics I picked up that month, so look forward to future updates.