Let's talk about comic book stores! For myself and my fellow nerdkin, these places are precious sanctuaries where one who is nerdkin can go bask in the wonderful aura of comic book fandom. Now that we have our website one of the things we are going to be doing is featuring some of our favorite comic shops and tell you what we think makes them so special.
Today we are going to be talking about the one the only Acme Superstore!!
Where are they?
Acme Superstore is located on State Road 434 just before US 17-92. Their store takes up the entire small plaza that they are located in. Their address is:
905 E State Rd 434 #100
Longwood FL, 32750
How long have they been around?
Acme has been a staple in Maitland FL for close to 40 years!!! It was founded in 1980, just two years before Dr. Loomis graced the world with his presence. Seriously though, this shop has been a geek Meca for many years.
What makes them stand out from other comic shops?
· From wall to wall, Acme presents itself as a completely genuine homage to different geek and nerd fandoms spanning four decades.
· Acme specializes in older memorabilia, toys, and of course comics. Their showroom is 10K square feet, inside you’ll see display after display case of both nostalgic and contemporary nerd goodness. Additionally, they have a 3K square foot back room where they have bargain bins of comics and toys that didn’t quite make the grade to go out into the main showroom, but customers are still allowed to browse through them to see if anything catches their fancy.
· If you’ve been looking for a hard to find issue or maybe a rare toy there’s more than a good chance that they have it or that they can get it for you.
· Want to unload your comic and toy collection the Acme staff will be more than happy to assist you. If you are looking to sell a large collection be sure to give them a call ahead of time to make sure they have the appropriate staff to assist you!
· They host events like artist/creator signings, gaming tournaments, screenings, and art exhibitions,
· Got kids? Guess what you can rent out Acme’s Danger room for birthday’s and special events.
Don’t take our word for it, be sure to drop by Acme for your next fix of nerd goodness.
Until next time.