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The good guys don’t always win. Unfortunately, our world is harsher than that of comic books and after 42 years of battling in the trenches of comic book retail, Zanadu Comics closed its doors at the end of January 2018. Believe us when we say that this decision was not made lightly. There are hundreds of reasons we could list, but the truth is that the money coming in did not equal the money going out. Perry has worked and hustled and played the angles for longer than he should have been able to, but time has a way of catching up with even the most diligent businessman. The industry has changed, our clientele has diminished and unfortunately, we were just too far in the red to continue to serve as your local comic book store.

Words cannot express how deeply Zanadu has appreciated our customers over the years, especially the Wednesday Warriors who made the weekly pilgrimage in rain, snow or shine (or riot) to get their fix. You are the reason why Zanadu was able to keep the doors open for so long and we’d like to think that we did our very best to provide a fun, comfortable and enjoyable shopping experience for every single person who walked though the door. We tried to make a place where we wouldn’t just sell comics, but help people find stories that would live with them forever.

The battle may be finished, but the war is far from over because like any good super-hero story, there is never an end, just a slow fade out to a new beginning. The joy of sharing our unabashed love of comic books with Seattle for 42 years is something that all of us here at Zanadu can be proud of, especially Perry, president and janitor, who sacrificed everything to keep this place alive for so many years. Our deepest thanks to every single person who helped build Zanadu up from the small, shared space in the corner of a used bookstore to the third avenue location where we spent our final days. The love and positive energy provided by you all will ensure that the legend of Zanadu will forever be remembered in the hearts of comic book lovers everywhere.

As of February, 2018, Zanadu is back up and running in an online capacity, with a huge inventory of comic books and graphic novels ranging from 1970s-2018. Please visit our online storefront to browse the full collection and support the mighty Zanadu!