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Thursday, April 17, 2008

From the Vault - 20th Anniversary edition Part 18

Here's a couple of shots of the second Comix Connection, located in the Camp Hill Mall, Camp Hill, PA:


The Camp Hill Mall was pretty darn cool... lots of boutique-y stores owned by local businessmen to give it that different flavor. The mall management was very proactive and always seemed to have something planned, which kept foot traffic pretty steady.


That's Manager Ralph watching the cartoons we projected up on a screen that was glued to the high front wall... it was a great idea, but unfortunately there was a skylight directly out front of the store that tended to wash things out during bright daylight. Under the best conditions though, it was pretty awesome. You guys remember that?

(One thing that drove me nuts was hearing the 1940s Fleischer Superman cartoon's Clark Kent yelling for Lois Lane at the circus in one episode... "LOIS!... LOIS!... LOIS!" YARRRRRGGGHH!)

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6 Comments:

At 4/17/2008 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glorious neon store - the epitome of 90's comics - still holds a nostalgic place in my cold black heart

 
At 4/18/2008 2:33 PM, Blogger Currahee Chris said...

Bill- you are dead on- I do miss that mall- we used to love going to Barnes and Nobles and then strolling right into your store. Perhaps, if time permitted, we would cruise on over to Boscovs. Of all the locations you've had, I miss that one- the one across Barnes and Nobles, the most.

 
At 4/18/2008 4:20 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

That mall used to be so great, before bad things happened.

 
At 4/19/2008 3:57 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Boy, I could bend your ear for quite a while about how that mall decayed...

 
At 4/29/2008 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Tim, I can't seem to remember my friggin password.. (I really hate getting old!)
Anyway, even tho I can't remember my password, I remember that damn Superman cartoon.. I can hear the theme music when the meds wear off. We had to be carefull which Japanese cartoon we ran on there in case it had 'non-family frendly' content too.

I always thought that store was cold (as opposed to Delco Plaze where the A/C never worked) but it had the best food options in the mall there.

It was a real step up as far as a really nice professional looking store.

 
At 4/29/2008 6:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim again...

I remember we a higher class of shoplifters too... Me and John busted a kid stealing Magic cards, and then he offered to pay us for them after we caught him (!!!)

Needless to say, the police were duly called.

 

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