Periodically we will be LIVE on Facebook with various inventory and abandon pull sales. This is a fun way to get a great deal on comics while we are all locked down. Just go to facebook.com/rubbercitycomics at and look for information about the schedule. Remember, we will do curb-side pick-up, Akron-area delivery or ship your purchases. Our sister store Stuff Genie Comics & Collectibles is doing the same.
To all of our customers, we wanted to update you on the current status of not only Rubber City Comics and Stuff Genie Comics & Collectibles, but the comic book industry as a whole. This situation obviously stems from the current COVID-19 health crisis the entire world is facing.
As many of you know, Diamond Distribution (pretty much the single source of comic book distribution in North America) yesterday announced they would not be shipping any new product after this week. Here is a link to their official announcement: https://www.diamondcomics.com/Home/1/1/3/597?articleID=241552
Both of our locations have been trying to work around the social distancing and stay at home orders coming from State and Federal officials by offering curb side pick-up and home delivery of comics and other products. Now with the temporary termination of distribution, we, like you, are left wondering how many retail locations like ours will be able to service our loyal customer base. The short answer is, we don’t know. The entire world is in a day by day situation with everything in our lives. This is no exception.
At this time, we will have new comics available tomorrow, March 25th. We are still instituting our curb side pick-up and delivery options. Moving forward, we will have to keep you posted as the situation develops.
Something you can do for us is to continue to support Rubber City Comics and Stuff Genie by visiting www.stuffgenieonline.com to shop virtually and buy gift cards. Plus KEEP IN TOUCH! Both stores are on various social media platforms and Rubber City Comics runs a fan forum on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/rubbercitycomics. PLEASE PARTICIPATE! Don’t hesitate to contact us at 330-548-5992 / firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-575-5579 / email@example.com.
We wish all of you and your families the best. Stay healthy. We will all get through this together. Brighter days are ahead.
In order to safeguard our customers and employees, Rubber City Comics will be implementing the following procedures and options during the COVID-19 situation as of March 18th, 2020. We were inspired by Eric Anderson from Comics Are Go in Sheffield, Ohio. Eric, thank you for your leadership.
Option A: THE NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS
We will be open until someone tells us not to be. We will be cleaning and disinfecting all counter surfaces and high traffic areas. Staff will be constantly sanitizing and washing hands between customer interactions. We just ask that you be as safe as possible; if you’re not feeling well or at risk, stay home and protect yourself and others. If you come in, take a look inside and if the shop is crowded, maybe wait until someone goes out to come in. We’ll do our best to keep the shop to less than 10 people. Our peak times are 12-2 and 4-6, so consider visiting during non-peak hours.
Option B: CURBSIDE PICK-UP (no cost)
Call ahead, let us know you’re on the way, and we’ll get everything together for you. Pull up, honk politely, and we’ll bring your comics out to your car, collect payment, and send you on your way. We can also take your payment info over the phone. The store number is 330-548-5992. If you get voice mail, please call back as we may have been on the line or with another customer. We won't be checking voice mail messages. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Option C: DELIVERY (Greater Akron area only - $5.00 delivery fee OR free with orders over $50.00 - Team 25 Members get FREE delivery)
If you are self quarntining, we can deliver your comics to you. Please call or email the store during normal business hours and make arrangements for delivery. If you do not wish to come in contact with any one, we can take your payment over the phone, drop your packaged comics on your doorstep, ring your doorbell and send you a text to alert you your books have arrived. We will then leave.
Option D: MAIL DELIVERY (shipping rates apply)
We can package your comics and send via USPS. Please call ahead to arrange payment.
You can also request any other in-stock items in the store such as Funko Pops, trade paperbacks, etc. Thank you, everyone! Reach out to us with any questions or problems and we’ll do our best to help. You can check out a complete list of new comics for each week every Monday here on the home page of our website.