#67: Cave Comics

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Pat Callalan, owner of Cave Comics.
Pat Callalan, owner of Cave Comics.
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Whether you’re a comic book geek, collector, gamer, or all three, Cave Comics of Newtown, Connecticut is the place for you. Located off I-84′s Exit 10 in the old train station, at Cave Comics you’ll be greeted by a cast of friendly, comic experts and gamers.

 

During a visit, owner Pat Callalan gave an informative introductory lesson of the history of comic books. Did you know that comics were once called “famous funnies”? Throughout the visit, our topics of discussion spanned through the evolution of Batman, to the most sought after comic books and graphic novels (Action #1). We even down to the pragmatics of grading a comic!

 

The store holds an impressive collection (approximately 20,000) of books ranging from DC and Marvel to Dark Horse, and Image. A collection of original artworks is on display, featuring artists such as Paul Ryan, who inscribed the store’s name onto an illustrated collapsed building at a book signing. (The scene was featured in issue No. 123 of Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight.)  Cave Comics also sells role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons along with miniature and board games, and statues and hand-painted figurines are for sale from within a rotating display case. And on Friday nights?  Cave Comics is home to officially sanctioned Magic tournaments.

 

“This place is like Cheers”, said Callalan.

 

Since 1989, the Cave Comics cast has watched their knee-high customers grow to return with their children. They’ve acquired a vast selection of books, games, statues, and figurines, all while fostering an environment where you can feel at home and learn something new.

 

Cave Comics is located at 57 Church Hill Road in Newtown, Connecticut.  For more information, visit them ont he web at cavecomics.com or give them a ring at (203)426-4346.  

 

 

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