When it comes to comic books in the Upper Peninsula, the selection on places you can go to pick up new and back issues is quite slim. In Marquette there are a few places like the Game-Well and Taiga Comics, as well as a small selection at Bookworld. Outside of that, the landscape becomes rather barren for comic lovers.
Well, that is unless you're in Houghton where Black Ice Comics has settled in and brought light to the darkness of comic lovers throughout Houghton County and beyond.
Black Ice Comics is located at 403 East Lakeshore Drive. It's a bit of a secret hideout location, though, as it is located under Swift Hardware and below the parking deck. It's easy to spot when you get close though.
Inside you will have no problem finding what you're looking for. From fresh new comics every Wednesday to back issues for those looking to fill in their collection, Black Ice has what you're looking for. Not into floppies but want to read collected editions? No problem. Like the comic-related merchandise? They've got you covered? Enjoy comic-themed events? Just check out the shop and their Facebook page
to keep up to date on their next cool party.
They even offer a discount for those who are looking to get a comic on a regular schedule, also known as a "pull" of a certain title.
Oh, and if they don't have what you're looking for? Just ask. They're known for helping track down those comics that readers are eager to get their hands on.
Writer: Sam Eggleston