Everything Archie, $3.99-$38

Everything Archie, $3.99-$38

Archie Comics has evolved in recent years into the only major comic publisher producing something for every member of the family in every price range. Available at most local comic shops like Laughing Ogre.

Laughing Ogre

4258 N. High St., Clintonville

614-267-6473

laughingogrecomics.com

Charlton Arrow, $10/issue or $23.99/three

From a comic company that has been around forever, to one that is long gone! The Charlton Arrow is a fan and artist cooperative effort that pays homage to the late great publisher Charlton Comics.

morttodd.com/arrow1.html

Hardbound Reader Copies, $35+

Have a comic fan in your family who constantly rereads his or her stash as opposed to filing them away in bags, boards and boxes? Single Bound Studios specializes in professionally bound comic editions. Or, if you want to keep it local, Beck and Orr on W. Broad St. can do the job as well.

Beck and Orr

3097 W. Broad St., Hilltop

614-276-8809

beckandorr.com

singleboundstudios.com/index.cfm

Tickets to SPACE, $3.50/day, $5.50/weekend

Spidey and Batman not on the menu for the indie comix fiend in your family? Tickets are available now for Columbus' own Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, the longest running indie convention in the Midwest.

SPACE

April 11-12

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

4900 Sinclair Rd., Northeast Columbus

backporchcomics.com/passes.htm

Art supplies, $35

Has reading comics given someone on your list the fever to make their own comics? Run down to Utrecht Art Supplies and grab some Strathmore Bristol Board, HB Pencils, a black Pentel brush pen to get that young Jack Kirby/Trina Robbins started in classic fashion.

Utrecht Art Supplies

612 N. High St., Short North

614-224-7708

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