What if your comic shop looked like a comic book? For manga and anime shop Tokyo's Tokyo, that's exactly the approach they took. Designed by the Tokyo-based Ryo Matsui Architects Inc., the open, airy shop features ... word balloon way-finding
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An article about Why Don't Hit Superhero Movies Lead to More Comics Sales? (comicsalliance.com) is worth reading for the list of editors and bloggers who weigh in on the problem. The answer? Someone walks out of a superhero movie and into a comic book shop, but there's no continuity from the themes in the movie and a whole lifetime of comic book characters and cross-overs. There's superheroes everywhere, but no comics that tie-in to the movie and lead you to the addiction of collecting. Comics Alliance has a new New Editor-in-Chief, Joe Hughes.