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Our 33-year-old family-owned comic store is forced to move locations after losing its lease. Help keep All About Comics in Phoenix!
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Marsha and Alan Giroux, owners of "All About Books & Comics" in Phoenix, Arizona for 33 years.
Marsha and Alan Giroux, owners of "All About Books & Comics" in Phoenix, Arizona for 33 years.

Who We Are

We're Alan and Marsha Giroux, owners of All About Books & Comics in Phoenix, Arizona.  Our comic book shop has been the go-to hub for new and collectible comics for generations of families.  Since 1981, comic book aficionados, in Arizona and worldwide, have perused and purchased from our nationally-recognized, award-winning store.  With over ONE MILLION comics in stock, we pride ourselves on our extensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and family-friendly customer service.

All About Books & Comics
All About Books & Comics

Why We're Turning to Kickstarter

Unfortunately, we recently lost our lease.  After 33 years in business, our family-owned comic shop is being forced to move by July of this year.  This news came as a heartbreaking surprise.  Moving one million comics and completing construction on a brand new store location will be an extremely costly endeavor, so we're turning to the community to help us with this unexpected, costly venture. 

The move will throw plenty of obstacles at us: the sheer weight and difficulty of moving one million comics, packing and moving everything from statues to graphic novels, and loss of business due to closure during the move.  Then, setting up the new shop -- adding walls, floors, painting, slatwall, signage, fixtures, and more.

It will be a HUGE endeavor moving one million comics and constructing a new comic book store.
It will be a HUGE endeavor moving one million comics and constructing a new comic book store.

Tons of Perks

With your contribution, you'll receive TONS of awesome comic swag, merchandise, and recognition -- all while helping "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" and helping to keep All About Books & Comics in our community.

Our full list of tiered perks are listed to the right.  Here's a brief sample of what contributors can score in our Kickstarter campaign:

Specially Designed, Limited-Edition Mike Allred "Crazy About Comics" T-shirt, Exclusively Designed for this Kickstarter Campaign
Specially Designed, Limited-Edition Mike Allred "Crazy About Comics" T-shirt, Exclusively Designed for this Kickstarter Campaign
Curated Groups of Comics from our Warehouse of One Million Comics
Curated Groups of Comics from our Warehouse of One Million Comics
Special Limited Edition AABC Logo T-Shirt
Special Limited Edition AABC Logo T-Shirt
Limited-Edition Philip Tan Super Hero T-shirt
Limited-Edition Philip Tan Super Hero T-shirt

All contributions will be used to fund our location move. 

Please note that Kickstarter uses a Fixed Funding Model -- you are only charged for your pledge once we reach our goal.  If we don't reach our goal, we don't receive any funding and you are not charged.  We thank you for any pledge, small or large, and promise to give you the best new All About Books & Comics shop we possibly can to honor our amazing customers and your generous contributions.  We have a very limited time to raise the funds needed, so please consider sharing our campaign on social media and telling your friends and family!

THANK YOU!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Special thanks to all those that helped on our Kickstarter Video and to all our loyal customers for the last 33 years of your support!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What do the comic assortments offered in your perks include?

The comic assortments are specially packaged and curated groups of comics from 1980-2015, including Marvel, DC and Indie Published Comics (including Darkhorse and Image).

Can I pick out my own comic assortment offered in your perks?

Unfortunately it is not feasible for you to pick out your own assortment, as they are pre-curated by our staff.

What is the condition of the comic assortments offered in your perks?

The majority of the comics will be in at least F/VF, while some may be less and some may be better.

What age level are the comics offered in your perks appropriate for?

The comics in these groups are age appropriate for kids 14 and up.

Can I pick out my T-shirt size?

Yes, you will be able to select the size T-Shirt you want.

What if my T-shirt doesn't fit?

Unfortunately, we can not accept returns and/or exchanges as the T-Shirt order will be printed per our Kickstarter orders.

Can I return or exchange my comic assortment selection?

Unfortunately, we can not accept returns and/or exchanges on the comic assortments.

Can I pick up my rewards at All About Books & Comics?

Yes, please do! That will save us costs on shipping.

Can I get a T-shirt in 2X, 3X or 4X? 

Yes, you can order these sizes but they cost us an additional $5.00.

I want to contribute, but can I wait until pay day? 

 Please note that your cc is NOT charged until the end of the campaign (March 11) and ONLY if we meet our fundraising goal.

Have a question we didn't answer? Contact us here!

Risks and challenges

Moving a store of this magnitude is a HUGE endeavor and challenge. We moved to our current location 15 years ago and found it to be far more expensive, time consuming, and exhausting than we ever anticipated. Times have changed, prices have risen, and we admit we are a bit older than last time.

We know we are up to the task and look forward to creating the new shop from the ground up. With funding in place from this Kickstarter campaign, and back up loans, we are confident and excited to get our new comic shop up and running before our current lease runs out. We plan to fulfill all perks immediately following our move to the new location.

With our amazing stuff, our incredible customers, and fantastic community support, we're excited for the new All About Books & Comics -- and immensely grateful for any and all support!

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    -- Your name printed in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book as a tribute to our supporters. Book will be available to peruse in our new comic store location.

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    -- A package of 10 comics (Marvel, DC, and Indie comics - no duplicates, local pickup only)

    -- PLUS your name in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    - A Special Edition All About Books & Comics Logo T-Shirt, sustainably screen printed in Phoenix (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS 3 assorted comics (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS your name in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    *** NEW REWARD TIER ***

    -- A limited-edition Philip Tan Super Hero T-shirt! Specially designed by Comic Creator Philip Tan, exclusively for this All About Books and Comics Kickstarter Campaign! Sustainably screen printed in Phoenix (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS 3 Assorted Comics (FREE United States Shipping)

    -- PLUS your name in our “Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop” Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    -- A Limited Edition Mike Allred "Crazy About Comics" T-shirt! Specially designed by Comic Creator Mike Allred exclusively for this All About Books & Comics Kickstarter Campaign! Sustainably screen printed in Phoenix (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS 3 assorted comics (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS your name in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    -- A package of 30 Assorted Comics (Marvel, DC and Indie comics - no duplicates, FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS the All About Books & Comics Special Edition Logo T-shirt, sustainably screen printed in Phoenix (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS your name in our “Mom and Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    *** NEW REWARD TIER ***

    -- All 3 Special Limited Edition T-shirts! All About Books & Comics Logo T-shirt, Mike Allred Crazy About Comics T-shirt, and the Philip Tan Superhero T-shirt (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS 3 Assorted Comics (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS your name in our “Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop” Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter Handle.

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    -- An invitation to our VIP Private Party

    -- PLUS 30 minute early entrance to Free Comic Book Day 2016

    -- PLUS a package of 30 Assorted Comics (Marvel, DC and Indie comics - no duplicates, FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS The All About Books & Comics Special Edition Logo T-Shirt (FREE United States shipping)

    -- PLUS your name in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    -- Your Name engraved on our Legacy Supporter Plaque to be displayed at the new shop

    -- PLUS an invitation to our VIP Private Party

    -- PLUS 30 minute early entrance to Free Comic Book Day 2016

    -- PLUS a package of 300 Assorted Comics (Marvel, DC and Indie comics - local pickup only)

    -- PLUS The All About Books & Comics Special Edition Logo T-Shirt

    -- PLUS The Limited Edition Mike Allred, "Crazy About Comics" T-Shirt exclusively designed for this Kickstarter campaign

    -- PLUS your name in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    -- Naming rights to a section of the New All About Books & Comics with signage including your name!

    -- PLUS your name engraved on our Legacy Supporter Plaque to be displayed at the new Shop

    -- PLUS an invitation to our VIP Private Party

    -- PLUS 30 minute early entrance to Free Comic Book Day 2016

    -- PLUS a package of 300 Assorted Comics (Marvel, DC and Indie - local pickup only)

    -- PLUS The All About Books & Comics Special Edition Logo T-Shirt

    -- PLUS the Limited Edition Mike Allred "Crazy About Comics" T-Shirt exclusively designed for this Kickstarter campaign

    -- PLUS your name in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    -- Your own personal, private shopping event after store hours

    -- PLUS dinner with Alan, Marsha and the All About Books & Comics Staff

    -- PLUS naming rights to a section of the New All About Books & Comics with signage including your name!

    -- PLUS your name engraved on our Legacy Supporter Plaque to be displayed at the new Shop

    -- PLUS invitation to our VIP Private Party

    -- PLUS 30 minute early entrance to Free Comic Book Day 2016

    -- PLUS a package of 1200 Assorted Comics (Local Pick-Up Only)

    -- PLUS the All About Books & Comics Special Edition Logo T-Shirt

    -- PLUS the Limited Edition Mike Allred "Crazy About Comics" T-shirt exclusively designed for this Kickstarter campaign

    -- PLUS your name in our "Mom & Pop Move Their Comic Shop" Memory Book

    -- PLUS a personal thank you on our store Facebook page and Twitter handle!

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