About Us

HOURS (LAST UPDATED July 28, 2014):

MONDAY – CLOSED
TUESDAY – NOON-7PM
WEDNESDAY – NOON-9PM
THURSDAY – NOON-7PM
FRIDAY  – NOON-7PM
SATURDAY  – NOON-7PM
SUNDAY  – NOON-6PM

About The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery

The Comic Book Lounge is unique in that, unlike other comic book stores, it shares it’s space with other businesses — originally with Guerilla Printing and the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop, and now with Temple of Toys and (starting in May 2014) Back Space Toronto – where we regularly host community events, art gallery shows, book launches, classes, lectures and parties. We regularly host Ladies Night events where the guys stay home, the first store in the GTA to do this.

We are committed to providing excellent service, and a hassle-free environment for aficionados of every age and gender. Like other comic stores we carry new release comics, back issues, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, toys, statues and other items. We offer a free subscriber service where we will pull and hold the latest comics and graphic novels for you so you never have to worry about missing an issue. New and recent release comics and all graphic novels and books are US cover price in Canadian dollars.

587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G 1B2

Please note: we are on the 2nd floor above “Johnny Jackson”, across the street from Cafe Diplomatico, Utopia and the College Street Bar.

The closest intersection is COLLEGE & CLINTON (TTC Streetcars stop at Clinton Street)

The closest MAJOR intersection is COLLEGE & BATHURST STREET. Street parking is available as well as public parking on Clinton Street and College.

647-345-1035

info@comicbooklounge.com

Kevin A. Boyd, Owner /  Store Manager since May 2013 – please call or email for appointment

About the Owner: Overstreet Price Guide Advisor since 2005, current director/co-founder of the Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators (2004 present). Canadian Comics Guest Coordinator for Fan Expo Canada , Fan Expo Vancouver and Toronto ComiCON events (2007-2012). Co-founder/co-promoter of the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon (2003-2007). CGC’s (Comic book Grading Company) initial Signature Series Director, and was at shows assisting fans get their comics signed for the prestigious service (2005-2010). Creator, Black Light Comics – The Cat, Battlestar, Tales from the Hood (1986-1994).

In his spare time, Kevin researches cancer.

Current Staff: Mike Bothelho, Full-Time Retail Clerk and Retail Consultant, Assistant to the Manager since September 2013. Part time retail clerk summer 2013.

Former Staff:

- Joe Kilmartin, FullTime Manager & Retail Consultant, February 2012-April 2013

- Kellam Templeton-Smith, Part-Time Retail Clerk and Retail Consultant, Spring 2012-Fall 2013

- Rachel Richey, Part-time Retail Clerk, February 2013-April 2013. Full-Time Retail Clerk (Assistant to the Manager), May 2013-September 2013, Part time Retail Clerk, October 2013-April 2014

MEDIA

Comic Lovers Get a Clubhouse, The Torontoist Blog – March 26, 2012

Innerspace: Comic Book Lounge, Space Network – March 30, 2012

The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery, BlogTO – March 30, 2012

Industry Night at the Comic Book Lounge, TDotComics – December 1, 2012

24 Hour Comic Challenge Marathon, Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Boot Camp – January 7, 2013

Ladies Night at the Lounge, Comic Book Daily – January 17, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary to the Comic Book Lounge, Ty Templeton’s Art Land! – February 14, 2013

Kill Shakespeare – The Tide of Blood – Space, March 8, 2013

Toronto’s Comic Book Empire Strikes Back – Toronto4kids.com, April 2013

Toronto’s Comic Book Shops – The Vibe, May 27, 2013

The Comic Book Lounge is a media friendly space, and has been used for location shoots for:

LOST HEROES – THE MOVIE

REVIEWS ON THE RUN

SPACE – INNERSPACE

THE NAKED NEWS – THE NAKED NERD SEGMENTS

PRINCE CASPIAN aka David Fischer – location for Brooklyn music video

The Comic Book Lounge is proud to be a community partner for the REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Annual event in November at the Royal Theatre)

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6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello Comic Book Lounge and Gallery. I want to Nominate you with a Blog meme award known as The Reality Blog award. I just really find what you are doing with your store to be both interesting and excellent. I actually keep on meaning to visit you, but I never find myself in your area. But I hear that you are doing excellent things and you keep a note of them on here. That is why I want to give you this Award meme but, if you don’t think it appropriate for this Blog I understand and you can certainly delete this comment accordingly. Anyway, the link to the Award can be found here: http://wp.me/p2qfuv-sz if you are interested. I also have a few articles that you might be interested in on the rest of my own Blog as well. Take care.

  2. Heard about y’all from the commenter above me ^ … Just heard about the Lounge in the past few months and will definitely come down to check out your titles sometime in the coming days. My blog is largely dedicated to reviewing political / historical / educational comic books – http://nmguiniling.wordpress.com – Thanks and talk soon!

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