Detroit gets a great comic book store: Vault of Midnight
primesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited June 2016 in Internet & Media
Today Vault of Midnight opens. It's an awesome comic book store from Ann Arbor that has now opened a branch very close to ICHQ directly in downtown Detroit. Next time you're in town I highly encourage a visit.
First floor of the Z. Very cool spot there. Library, Gratiot, Grand River, and Broadway. Same block as Henry the Hatter.
Can confirm that Vault of Midnight is very, very cool.
I'm going Saturday for Free Comic Book day.
I went last night with Nicole and Perry. It's small but the selection is good and it's super clean.
They do board games too?
They have a decent amount of shelf space dedicated to board and card games, but they don't have a gaming area. The entire store is product. There is no meeting space.
I think the A2 space has some meeting area in the basement, but I suppose that's not super relevant. Too bad the D store couldn't be bigger.
Always looking for more space for the D
Went today. Cool spot. Probably my go to place for new comics.
@Church4252 how is Civil War II? I haven't checked it out yet.
I went for Free Comic Book Day. The staff is really great. Everyone is super friendly and willing to help. Selection is pretty solid overall. Good mix of back issues and graphic novels to catch up on current series. The store is also really well designed, easy to navigate and has a great overall vibe.
So far, I've ended up buying:
I plan to pick up next issues / volumes of all of the above in another week, plus Saga vol 1. I've basically figured out how the store is arranged now. They don't normally carry Legend of Korra and I haven't worked up to asking for it yet. The Stuff of Legend was actually a special order for me, tho. First time I went into a comic book store and requested something.
Pretty bummed they don't sell Magic cards aside from individual booster packs. They don't even have a booster box price (they charge per-pack MSRP x 36, which is ridiculous), let alone a play area. I was really expecting them to be far more gamer friendly than they are. But hey, this whole comics thing is new to me so I'm enjoying it for now.
Oh, also. This is literally a 2 minute walk from my office, so if you go during business hours and don't ping me so I can come down and say hi you are officially a jerkbag(tm).
I am now two months into having a comic book store near my house. The staff is crazy friendly and helpful. They are also super into comics and would love to tell you everything about them. Due in no small part to their efforts, I now own:
I went in there Monday and dropped a bunch of cash to buy vacation reading (and I brought @Jokke & @BobbyDigi & @DigiKid to see it! Jokke bought quite a few books himself).
A couple of the staff told me about East of West and basically summarized the plot to me and absolutely assured me that if I bought volume one I would thank them and be back for more in a few days. They were like "You are the fifth person in a week I've given this spiel to and they've all thanked me". Welp. As you can see above, the prophecy was correct. They had a 20% off sale today for their 20th anniversary so I basically said screw it and bought the rest of the series (and several other things).
I need someone to keep me out of that store for a little.
I was really hoping I didn't like Doctor Strange or Scarlet Witch but I did.
omg now @PinkInDetroit dropped a stack of books on my desk and now The Wicked + The Divine has joined the list, so now I'm at 10 series. Alright enough!
It's a nice store. Very neat and easy to browse.
There has been much $ spent at this store in the past couple of months
Series I am still buying in graphic novel form 2 years later:
I recently bought a few issue #1s to check them out:
On the back burner:
The Hudson building construction has started in earnest (the new skyscraper), so street parking around the store is impossible, now. Use the Z-Lot parking garage (same block) and get a validation code from Vault before you leave. Parking is $10 normally... so honestly even if you're there for something else, I'd get a $4 comic book for the validation.