Just a brief note to tell you that I am back in work Today Monday 14/10/2019. I had to take a few days off under Doctors orders.
Websale wise we are working to fill in the gaps of any outstanding orders and have some ready to post out today.
I am also writing out the invites to our Annual Birthday Bash so our members should be receiving those shortly.
Announcements to be made closer to the actual date.
Ciao for now.
Closed for the day due to illness. 11/10/2019 ( 2019-10-11)
Apologies if you attend the shop today but I have had to take an impromptu visit to A and E. My ongoing health issues involving a Stenosis of my spine have meant that I am unable to work today. I will be open tomorrow as, even if I can't be there, Sunday guy has agreed to cover for me.
Once again I apologise if you cannot reach me.
All the best,Kristian Barry
Happy 80th Birthday Marvel! ( 2019-10-09)
With the recent sad passing of its most important creator Stan Lee its not all bad news at Marvel as the Comic Publisher he and others brought to the attention of the world now turns 80 years of age.
A publishing house with only one equal in the modern day, its humble beginnings belie the current nature of the juggernaut that its become.
Spanning a media empire that puts its earnings into the billions per year bracket which must feel like insanity to a lot of old school fans who have travelled with its characters over the last 80 years it is going from strength to strength.
Currently revamping X Men while simultaneously bringing back older characters like Deaths Head and even giving a new life to Captain Britain and other Marvel UK characters fans like myself can feel a sense of satisfaction going forward.
The huge raft of new characters like Miles Morales Spiderman, Ms Marvel Kamala Khan and of course Carol Danvers taking on the mantle of the modern age of heroes is not only impressive but welcome in a world where the New can often be dismissed as gimmicky and obsolete before the ink has finished drying on the page.
Characters like the Fantastic Four, Deadpool and the Avengers continue to remain both pop cultural phenomena in our current age but also relevant in terms of story telling and art.
The ultimate Indie publisher in its day and now the centre, nay the beating heart, of a media empire that storms the box office and generates water cooler entertainment every week.
Congratulations and in memory of Stan, Excelsior!
Deaths Head is back! ( 2019-07-31)
Join the best and biggest bounty hunter thats ever been as he proves to be the one true main man.
Joined by Wiccan and Hulkling Deaths Head the best British Anti Hero this side of the Atlantic is back in his own series.
Available to order online and arrives tomorrow.
A prelude to an appearance in the MCU? I hope so!
This picture is copyright my friend Simon Williams who is honouring both a classic Transformers cover and showing that he is quite frankly the finest Deaths Head artist Marvel have ever had. Love you Simon.
Announcement. ( 2019-07-16)
Deliveries are in on Wednesday 17th July.
First come first served.
All the best, Kristian
P.S. We will be making an important announcement soon. (spooky and mysterious music plays hauntingly in the background.) LOL.
Signing at Comic Guru Saturday 27th April Meet the creators behind new Indie Sensation 7 Shades A Darkly Comic Horror Western ( 2019-04-26)
Good News Everybody! We have a great new Giveaway and Book Signing on Saturday 30 March! ( 2019-03-27)
Come along to The Comic Guru in our new location on Saturday 30th March to meet with authors from popular Welsh publishers Candy Jar. The award-winning independent publisher Candy Jar's range runs from children's fiction through to war memoirs - but they are perhaps best known for their Lethbridge-Stewart series: as one of the only non-BBC official Doctor Who products out there, the series has attracted an international readership, and it is currently celebrating Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's 50th anniversary. We'll have Alyson Leeds, whose debut novel entitled Fear of the Web is based on old Doctor Who story, The Web of Fear; Michelle Briscombe with The House on March Lane, a book about two women who become friends despite living a hundred years apart; and Cherry Cobb author of Will's War, a time travel adventure that transports its main character back to World War II London. Terry Cooper, author of the sci-fi comedy Kangazang! Small Cosmos, and director of the Welsh independent film, Offworld, will also be attending. All of these outstanding authors will be situated at the front of store so you can meet them, ask questions about their work and collect signatures. See you there!
New Comics Ordering has restarted! ( 2019-02-23)
Ladies and gentlemen Comic Guru is proud to announce that we have started to receive new comics again.
If you want to see whats arrived then check out the left hand tab marked New In Store This Week and check out everything thats available.
Standing orders have now resumed.
Comic Guru is back! ( 2019-01-27)
Good news from the new Comic Guru towers. We are approaching the final stages of our move to Unit 7 Queens Arcade, Cardiff. CF10 2BY. We guesstimate that if we can get enough stuff on the shelves we will be having a dress rehearsal reopening for Monday 28th of January with our official opening Saturday the 2nd of February.
Its been a hard road but with 99% of the shops furniture now in place and the website repairs completed yesterday evening all that remains is the mammoth task of getting the rest of our stock out of storage and filling up the shelves.
I am hard at work on that task with a small but dedicated group of volunteers who should be placed in a museum. Thats how priceless they really are.
There have been numerous issues with this move that have delayed things however we are effectively back open for business. The telephone number was put on but its not our proper number due to a screw up from Plus Net during the set up phase.
Our original number should be going live very soon.
We received three of the parcels posted out just before we moved from our old premises so there will definitely be people who will need to speak to me to resolve this issue. Lots of fine tuning to do and I will be putting a proper walk through of the new shop via our Facebook page so people who only shop with us from afar can see it.
Its a huge shop which means that we can now display our entire back catalogue of over a hundred thousand issues on the main shop floor. This will definitely improve our response times in finding any websales and improve our service accordingly.
I really hope everyone has had a wonderful time over Christmas and the New Year and despite Brexit will have a prosperous one as well.
Kristian Barry last survivor of the Nostromo. LOL.
Comic Guru is moving!! ( 2018-11-09)
We today moved the rest of the body of the shop to Queens Arcade in Cardiff for storage until we could take Vacant Possession of our new store on the 24th of December. Sadly a pop up shop had nipped in as we were negotiating with the landlord.
Not the end of the world. We have managed to get 99 percent of our websale orders completed and posted already. We have two or three left but we cannot get to these until we have begun sorting through our stock during the intervening period.
We promise to keep our website running however if there are delays please bear with us. Things will return to normal shortly.
Sadly our address in Wood Street, Cardiff is being demolished and we have been forced to flee. LOL.
Speak to you all in the new year and please be aware that any websales may be delayed due to the physical situation we are now sorting through.]
The new shop is three times as large as our current one and should see us becoming the largest comic shop in Wales.