G-Mart Comic Books named New Business of the Year
This is an exciting addition to the neighborhood. Not being a comic book reader myself, I was nevertheless excited to see the addition of G-Mart to Milwaukee Avenue because there is a unique and interesting comic book culture. Imagine my equal disappointment then, when on a walk down Milwaukee Avenue I found G-Mart’s storefront empty. “Oh, no. They’re gone.”
Fortunately, as I continued my walk, I found that G-Mart had moved from its challenged Milwaukee Avenue space to 2641 N. Kedzie Avenue across from the “el” station. I stopped in and talked to Paul and Don about the store and the comic book business and culture.
G-Mart Comic Books Relocates from Milwaukee Ave.
Besides the expected comic books, G-Mart also carries graphic novels (mostly collections of comics) and some manga (Japanese comics). If you can’t find what you’re looking for, they’ll order it for you. In fact, 90% of their business is mail order, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out their shop.
The shop is clean and well-lit with racks of comics on display. Up front is a lounge area where on Saturdays people get together for HeroClix gaming (no, I didn’t know what that was either, but you can purchase the miniature collectibles from G-Mart). They’re looking into hosting other complementary events at the store as well. I’m sure they would entertain any ideas you might have. They are committed to making a success of the business, and Don is a Logan Square neighbor as well.