Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rise of the Silver Surfer

'nuff said.

Getting Closer

Brave New Worlds Olde City's grand opening gets just a little bit closer as the store logo gets raised in the window.

Phase 3

The longest phase of this project begins with the construction of the "Great Wall of Comics" and trade paperback racks. In addition, slat wall has been hung and display cases have been delivered.

The "Great Wall" takes a lot of wood as you can see from the photos. But in the end, it's worth it as version 2.0 of the wall trumps the first few versions.

Phase 2

Phase two was all about the paint. The pictures really do not do the colors justice.

Phase One - Hulk Smash!

Or better known as the demolition.

The store originally had two walls separating the front from the back.

We had to tear out a functioning kitchen and two walls. One of which was a cruel combination of what seemed every construction resource in the world.

While several members of the group almost got electrocuted the walls came crumbling down.

Phase Zero

Although a few sites were considered throughout the area, this was the one that got the juices flowing. This is the site Brave New Worlds II was meant to be - 45 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia.

This location is right across the street from the Arden Theatre, between Market and Arch. Just a stone's throw from Penn's Landing, South Street, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell ...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Brave New Worlds 2 Coming Soon

Area-genre fans who are looking for their Spider-Man, Transformers, Simpsons and Star Trek fix as another summer-movie season comes to an end need to look no further than Brave New Worlds comics and collectibles store.

The Delaware Valley's number-one destination for comics, toys, manga, t-shirts and collectibles - Brave New Worlds will open its second location, and first Philadelphia store, at 45 N. 2nd Street between Market and Arch across from the Arden Theater in Olde City, store owner George Stasky announced.

With the opening of this second location, Brave New Worlds will also introduce an entire new wave of collectibles to the Philadelphia region in designer vinyl. Designer vinyl is created by artists and designers as toys and other collectibles that are produced in limited editions (from as few as 50 pieces to as many as 2,000).

First opened in 1989, Brave New Worlds first retail outlet is located at 212 North Easton Road in Willow Grove, Pa. and has been area fans best source for Marvel, DC and independent comic books; Magic: The Gathering card game and Heroclix; Manga; back issues and much more.

"Philadelphia-area fans deserve a place like this," Stasky said. "Brave New Worlds will provide fans with so much more than comics as out store will offer customers an experience above and beyond comic books.

Brave New Worlds II will feature a comics' lounge and will regularly bring in special guests from the industry for discussions and autograph signings. Brave New Worlds Philadelphia location will become an event destination for its customers.

Brave New Worlds has been a Delaware Valley tradition for 18 years and has been on the leading edge of the genre in offering diverse merchadise such as anime, manag and now designer vinyl. Brave New Worlds offers customers a subscription service and gaming nights for Magic, Heroclix, Vs. and Dungeons and Dragons.