I’ve blogged about Glasgow’s comic shops in the 1980’s and the subsequent messy situation in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s, and it’s a subject that people seem to like reading about which is why I’m working on something else soon about the subject. However this is to point out some sad news that Plan B comics is closing down.
It’s an end of an era to use that much abused cliche, but there’s been a comic shop on Parnie Street since AKA Books and Comics moved there in the 1990’s so this ends that run. Although I don’t know the exact reasons for the shop closing it’s clear that there won’t just be one reason for the shop closing so you can blame the recession, Comixology, Ebay, Forbidden Planet and any number of reasons but it’s probably a mix of all the above, not to mention Parnie Street is a central location, but a wee bit off the beaten path so you need to make the effort to go there.
There is a hint that it’ll return, but Glasgow already has a load of shops, and as mentioned, the ways to get comics now are many so it’s a tight market in cities like Glasgow. Hopefully it returns in some shape and form in the future.