Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fossil » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:59 pm

Josef wrote:
Bridie wrote:Interesting - who was Kai Johanson?


Danish footballer, played for Morton and subsequently Rangers in the 60s. Johansen rather than Johanson.



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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby banjo » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:28 pm

Bridie wrote:
Josef wrote:
Bridie wrote:Interesting - who was Kai Johanson?


Danish footballer, played for Morton and subsequently Rangers in the 60s. Johansen rather than Johanson.

Ahh right I thought it was a bit more romantic than that - a retired Danish sea captain who fell in love with a Glasgow girl .......and then opened a pub :)


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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby John » Wed May 02, 2012 7:33 pm

dazza wrote:I remember AKA in the Virginia Galleries very well (I still have some of their carrier bags somewhere - "Shop here or the bear gets it"). When they became A1 they also briefly had a shop on Great Western Road too.
I also remember short-lived comic shops on High Street, the Argyle Market (City Centre Comics?) and Ruthven Lane.
Although not exclusively just for comics, there was also Obelisk Books in the Virginia Galleries, and the Book Exchange beside Kelvinhall underground as well as numerous stalls in the Barras. I'm sure I'll remember a few more.



I just found an old photo taking inside AKA.

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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Mori » Wed May 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Quite high prices for them original covers even back then.

I guess ebay changed all that in the 21st century. :D

Good pic John thanks. 8)
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fireman » Thu May 03, 2012 6:56 pm

The two I remember was one in the 1960's in North Wooodside Rd, near the church where the BB was formed and the other was on Maryhill Rd, just at the top of and almost opposite Kelvinside Ave in the early 1970's.

I was going steady with a girl who lived in the fire station in Kelbourne St and after I'd taken her home I'd walk up to the comic shop, bought some graphic horror comic and walked down Maryhill Rd reading it to where I lived at St Georges X. If I read it very slowly, taking in everything on its pages and walked quickly I could get as far as the Seamore cinema by the time I'd finished it.

Next night I'd do the same, always taking the previous evenings comic in with me to 'trade it in' for a bob off the cost of the next one - did that for almost a year and then I bought a Lambretta scooter, but that's another story. :wink:
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fossil » Sun May 13, 2012 1:28 pm

Fireman wrote:The two I remember was one in the 1960's in North Wooodside Rd, near the church where the BB was formed and the other was on Maryhill Rd, just at the top of and almost opposite Kelvinside Ave in the early 1970's.

I was going steady with a girl who lived in the fire station in Kelbourne St and after I'd taken her home I'd walk up to the comic shop, bought some graphic horror comic and walked down Maryhill Rd reading it to where I lived at St Georges X. If I read it very slowly, taking in everything on its pages and walked quickly I could get as far as the Seamore cinema by the time I'd finished it.

Next night I'd do the same, always taking the previous evenings comic in with me to 'trade it in' for a bob off the cost of the next one - did that for almost a year and then I bought a Lambretta scooter, but that's another story. :wink:


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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fireman » Sun May 13, 2012 8:03 pm

Fossil wrote:what happened to the girl?


She chucked me, met another guy, married him (even though I'm waaaay better looking ::): ) and had 4 kids.
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby scaryman2u » Sun May 13, 2012 8:36 pm

Fireman wrote:
Fossil wrote:what happened to the girl?


She chucked me, met another guy, married him (even though I'm waaaay better looking ::): ) and had 4 kids.


No wonder she chucked you, wandering around reading stupid comic books when all she wanted was her hole ::):
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fireman » Mon May 14, 2012 5:28 am

scaryman2u wrote:................. when all she wanted was her hole ::):


I see you're another silk-tongued Weegie then - so that's what I got wrong! ::):
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fossil » Mon May 14, 2012 5:34 pm

Fireman wrote:
Fossil wrote:what happened to the girl?


She chucked me, met another guy, married him (even though I'm waaaay better looking ::): ) and had 4 kids.


Are you still with him?
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fireman » Mon May 14, 2012 7:37 pm

Fossil wrote:[Are you still with him?


Now that made me laugh! ::): 8)
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Fossil » Mon May 14, 2012 7:58 pm

Fireman wrote:
Fossil wrote:[Are you still with him?


Now that made me laugh! ::): 8)


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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby dazza » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:39 pm

Neil Craig, the owner of Futureshock, has passed away. According to this rather good blog post, Futureshock was the first proper Sci-Fi/Comic shop in Glasgow.
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Re: Lost Comic Shops of Glasgow.

Postby Botanic Squirrel » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:12 am

I used to go to Futureshock a lot when it was on Byres Rd, rummaging through the back issues. And staying off the subject of politics, about which he could get quite heated. :)
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