Name The Comic Shop
Since I have a friend who is not only opening a comic shop, but is also not smart enough to disregard any idea I have as credible or even sane, the task came to me to help create a name for said shop.
As the comic shop has settled on a name, I suppose I can share some helpful insight on what the other potential names for a comic book shop were. The cutting room floor of Comic Shop names. This will show you a glimpse of my little world. On how I think... because really, these daily blogs clearly must not show you how utterly insane and crazy my head already is, right? So here are some of the names of comic shops I put together:
Going out of business
the virgin's lair
The Gilded Neckbeard
die alone..... with a sad die all alone (100 sided)
The Not Comic Book Store Emporium
Lee Harvey Oswald Memorial Card & Gaming Depository
On a side note, I always thought that a comic shop wouldn't close down so much if they did something in addition to selling comics. With that in mind I bring you:
Comic and Burrito Castle
Philadelphia Athletic Gaming Emporium
Moutnain Dew Stains & Cheeto Crumbs
Little Dungeon On The Prairie.
The Capes and Dice Shop.
"Mom go home you're embarrassing me"
The Rusty Pirate Comics and Games
I Liked The Comic More Than The Movie.
High Castle Comics and Games
World of Gamecraft
Just some random comic and gaming store.
The Grognard's lair
The Graphic Novel and Strategic Simulation Conservatory
World of Wolf Shirts
Worst comic book store ever.
Kind of a Lot o' Comics
We'll fuck you over less than gamestop
Grant and Alan's Great British Postmodernist Deconstruction Mindfuckery Zone and One Stop Comic Shop
Comics & Games: A Comic and Game Store (We sell Comics and Games!)
The Only Game (shop) In Town
Batman's Shameful Secret
The Hobbit's Speakeasy.
Sans Comic. With proper font.
PETER JACKSON GOT IT WRONG
I'm a Fucking Loser With More Money Than Sense
Space Available Soon!
A sophisticated club for sophisticated gentlemen with sophisticated dice
Tony Stark's House of Ribs
The Joker's Boner
10d12 Problems But a Bitch Ain't One
City Name Comic Store.
Han shopped first!
The Church of Alan Moore
We've Got Issues.
-At one time, I was going to start a game store, up until I realized that making money is a plus in any business plan.
-It's Patriotic and relevant to gaming.
D & D Gaming Factory
Comics Code Approved
No Tapout Shirts Allowed
Captain America's Copyright Infringement
Zombie Obama Variant
-5 to Charisma
Rob Liefeld's Bicep and Pouch Emporium
Atomic Comic Collection Connection
-but you have to wear a butterfly henchman costume to work everyday.
(I bet the markup on BDSM props is even better than on imported resin statuettes, and probably a fair amount of overlap in customers as well)
-I suppose the business plan here is to set up a little alarm thing that plays a chime when people walk in through the door instead plays Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds saying "NERDS!"
Though none of those names worked, I believe more than a name itself, I do hope the comic shop windows aren't covered full of paper and other comic book shit like every other comic shop allowing a little light in. You'll actually make it look like something other than a place losers go to avoid sunlight and their parents.
Though I still maintain the idea that it should have a name that makes it look like a porn store. This way it may actually get a lot of accidental traffic from people in the demographic anyway.
In the end, none of these names worked. Which is fine, though I still beg to differ that half of them are utterly awesome. If you open up a shop and name it any one of these, I ask for the payment of one green lantern comic of my choice.