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The Doctor Who fans out there can relate. Whenever The Doctor regenerates, usually the TARDIS will change too, but it always still looks and feels like the TARDIS. Oh, sure, the colors and details may change, but all the familiar facets remain: the curved walls, the central console. It still feels the same. You know […]

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Hello, We Must Be Going

The time has come! This weekend, Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, will be BLASTOFF’s final days of operation in North Hollywood. Jud and Scott will be in the house all weekend, so come on by and take advantage of our biggest sale ever! All “new” and current comics are on sale for $1! […]

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It’s Official!

BLASTOFF WELCOMES COLLECTOR’S PARADISE TO NORTH HOLLYWOOD Award-winning SoCal retail chain to take over for departing vintage-comic boutique North Hollywood, CA, July 2019 – Blastoff Comics and Collector’s Paradise are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement that will allow Collector’s Paradise to take over Blastoff’s popular brick-and-mortar location at 5118 Lankershim […]

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You’re Not Finished With Us Yet!

So many of you have come in to see us this week to take advantage of our sale and say goodbye, And as of last night, many of you commented that the shop didn’t look right with so many empty shelves. We completely agree. So last night, after we closed the doors, we rolled up […]

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To Our North Hollywood Family

“A thing isn’t beautiful because it lasts.” – The Vision, Avengers: Age of Ultron It is with much regret that we announce that Blastoff will be closing its doors at the end of July. Why? Opportunities arose that could not be passed up, and with Jud’s recent move to San Diego to take on the […]

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One of the things Jud and I are proudest of when it comes to Blastoff is our podcast, which ran throughout 2017. We wanted our podcast to be just how we had envisioned the store and the website: steeped in comic-book history and emotionally relevant. All of these podcasts are the work of many hands: […]

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I Love the Parts You Never Saw

When Jud and I opened BLASTOFF seven years ago, it was important to us to be a different kind of comic-book store. And we’d often be complimented about our store’s appearance, which was certainly gratifying. But we wanted to be different not merely in appearance and practice, but in philosophy. In my many years of […]

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A big thank-you to Vera Magazine, the official magazine of Virgin Atlantic, for naming us one of the five best comic-book shops in the world!

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Read Winston Duke’s ESQUIRE Interview

Our thanks to Winston Duke for the shout-out in the pages of ESQUIRE Magazine! Congratulations on a starmaking performance. Wakanda Forever! Read the interview:

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.