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Fantastic Planet

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Product Lines Stocked: New Comics, Back Issue Comics, Manga Comics, Graphic Novels, TPB's, Magazines, CCG's, RPG's, Pokemon, Magic, Comic Supplies, Gaming Supplies, T-Shirts/Apparel, Fiction Books, Non-Fiction Books, Prints/Posters, New Toys

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PLEASE NOTE: The views expressed here are not those of THE MASTER LIST, but rather, those of people who have visited the store listed above. Please take all opinions expressed here at the value of what they are: opinions.

Fantastic Planet is the finest comic store of which I have been a regular customer! Donna and Paul, the owner and manager, have built a true family business. The store is clean and well lit, if small, and is located across the street from the city library. They have made every effort to make the store friendly to families with a large selection of children's titles near the door. They put as much cross media material, Star Wars, Star Trek and Xena, for example, as close to the front of the store as possible to attract all interests. Manga and fantasy titles are prominently displayed.

Fantastic Planet has a good selection of current science fiction and fantasy novels, and carries a cross section of current comic and magazine titles. Their stock is limited by their size. They keep recent titles on the racks at cover price. They have some back issues, mostly back to the late Eighties. They have few back issues from the early Eighties and they seldom have Seventies or Silver Age back issues. What they do have in stock is exceptionally priced as Donna and Paul pride themselves on being strict graders of condition. They have a few quarter boxes of overstocks and a box of overstocked magazines. The store has a dedicated game room large enough for a couple of tables. They do regular gaming events and have a game expert on staff. They have a good selection of current role-playing and card games.

The store is only of general interest to a traveling collector. It is special for Donna and Paul's attention to regular customers. They do a shrimp buffet for the holidays, and snack buffets for special events throughout the year. They do many coupon specials. They give away a large amount of overstock every year with gifts to their customers and with a special annual event. With every purchase during a month, all customers get funny money exchangeable for overstock. Every year they set some theme and a funny money display is set aside with comics, books, posters and toys. It's fun and you get free stuff!

Too bad not every one can be a Fantastic Planet customer. Too bad I can't be a Fantastic Planet customer anymore!

**Any Issue Almost Always Available is a 10**
Current Issue Availability: 8
Recent Back Issue Availability: 6
Bronze Age Back Issue Availability: 3
Silver Age Back Issue Availability: 1
Golden Age Back Issue Availability: 0
Books, Cards, Posters, Toys Availability: 7

Reviewed by Jim Ford on February 24, 2001. (Last Visited - June, 1999)
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