Border City Comics celebrates 30 years!

Posted on 18 October 2017 by Mike-EL

The oldest comic shop in Windsor hits the big 3-0!

When Border City Comics opened up in the summer of 1987, Watchmen was coming to a close, Peter Parker was marrying Mary Jane, and Toy Tie-ins were all the rage. The DC superheroes had just been revamped the year before, and Marvel’s heroes were almost unrecognizable (Spider-Man wore black, Captain America wore…black, The Hulk was grey, and there was a new Fantastic Four).

In the same year that a young Mike-EL began passionately collecting superhero comics, Ken & Pat Girard opened a new comics shop in Windsor — and the world would never be the same!

Check out these photos from Border City’s 30th Anniversary Sale and some comic book covers from 1987, a landmark year in comic publishing.

If you’re ever in Windsor, feel free to drop in, and tell them the Syndicate sent you!

4449 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 1K6
(519) 977-7311

About Mike-EL

Mike-EL is a Co-Producer and Founder of the Comic Book Syndicate TV series. He is an independent filmmaker, professional videographer and holds a PhD in Superhero Fun.