TdotComics’s the BEST

TdotComics’s the Best

Welcome to TdotComics’s The BEST Comic Shop Awards! This month, we’re getting a little friendly competition going between the comic shops of the GTA and you are the judge. That’s right—the people of Toronto have the ultimate say, so be sure to vote and vote carefully.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you cast your ballot:

- Some of the participating stores have multiple locations in the GTA (ie. Hairy Tarantula, Planet X, Red Nails II); for the purposes of these awards, they have been grouped together.

- We have compiled a map of all the participating comic shops in the GTA, so take this opportunity to visit more and expand your comic culture!

- There are nine categories, and we ask that you take each shop into consideration when voting. Don’t just vote for your favourite shop all the way—how will they know what to improve on for next year?

Good Luck to all the contenders may the BEST comic shops win!

Participating comic shops include:

Atomic Age -497 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3R1

The Beguiling – 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

BMV Books –  471 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1X9
-  244 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z7
-  10 Edward St, Toronto, ON M5G 1C9

Comics & More - 1325 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4J 1M8

Cyber City Comix – 1025 Steeles Ave W, North York, ON M2R 2S9

Dragon Lady Comics – 609 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B5

Hairy Tarantula - 354 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1S5
Hairy T West - 2949 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z2
Hairy T North – 6979 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M2M 3Y2

Labyrinth Comics & Games – 386 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1X4

One Million Comix -531 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5

Paradise Comics - 3278 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6

Planet X – 815 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9X2
- 2227 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 1E8
- 2879 Saint Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4B 1N4

Red Nails II – 18 Jane Street, York, ON M6S 3Y2
- 1700 Wilson Ave, North York, ON M3L 1B2

Silver Snail Comics – 367 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A4

We complied this list with the help of the Shuster Comic shop directory, thanks for the head start!
Also check out this map of the comic shops in the GTA so you can see where they are geographically.

This year we’ve decided on 9 categories that cover the whole a comic shop experience:
1. Customer Service
2. Membership Package
3. Toys/ Statues & Gadgets
4. Selection, Back  Issues
5. Selection Graphic Novels / Trades
6. Wearable Merchandise
7. Events, Parties, Member Gatherings
8. Website
9. In Store Atmosphere

For  each question we’ve included a “Not Applicable” option so that if a category deals with a product you do not buy or  have no opinion on you can choose this option rather then randomly selecting a store. We hope you will share your comic shop adventures with us in the comments below, and we look forward to the results! An email will be sent to all the voters to notify them of the winners in September.

Cast Your Vote!

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