Keep JHU Open
♦ Jim Hanley’s Universe is a comic shop which has been a regular fixture of Manhattan for years. It is now being forced to find a new location and it is looking to fund this via gofundme…
Help JHU Comic Books, independent comic book store of New York City move to a new location and keep our store in Manhattan!
How often have you regretted the disappearance of longtime and iconic New York City business and establishments? With your contribution, you can help to keep an iconic New York City buisness open!
JHU Comic Books have been serving comic book fans in New York City since 2013 (and the owners worked at the legendary Jim Hanley’s Universe, which originated on Staten Island in 1985, before that). We opened our current store on 32nd Street after Hurricane Sandy, and now after 5 years, we lost our lease, and we need to move.
We have found a great new (and affordable) space a few blocks from our current location, in a residental neighborhood. We will be moving from a highly commerical area, and are looking to reestablish ourself as a mom and pop shop. However the new space needs some major work. Floor, lights, bathroom, an awning and more. This is where we need your help.
Your contribution will help to employ contractors to build out the store, temporary help to move to the new location and help keep ourselves and staff employed too, ongoing! We want to be able to continue to sell comics to you, your children and your children’s children too!
We currently have a wonderful clientele, and by moving into this new space, we are hoping to expand on that base and become even more of neighborhood fixture. Sadly, our kind of buisness is becoming a rarity due to the onslaught of online retailers. We are not just a shop, we are an atmosphere! We look forward to continue to be able to serve New York City comic book fans, while keeping ourselves employed in the process!
We are therefore turning to you guys, the fans of comics, for help. JHU Comic Books is legendary for its well-curated selection of comic books and graphic novels, offering the best of the major publishers, and also of independent creators and small press offerings. Thru the years we have championed new and emerging talents, their expression and creations finding space on our shelves next to all the superheroes. We carry a full range of comics for all ages, and our children’s section is one of the finest you will find.
Here’s the link to help them