Author Archives: Mike

30 years of Mike!

Sometime in September of 1988, beginning my second year of college, I walked into Ralph’s Comic Corner in Ventura, CA after driving back from school, and found out that regular Ralph’s employee Ray was about to depart his employment there. “Hey, can I have his job?” I asked Ralph half-jokingly.

Thirty years later, here I am, in my own store, still selling comics! Guess I liked doing it!

It doesn’t feel like it’s been thirty years that I’ve been doing this (though my opinion may change on the days I’m struggling with the monthly new comics order). But it’s still a long time to be doing anything…I’ve seen the ups and downs of the industry over the last few decades, watched customers who starting into the shop as children grow up and have children of their own, made friends with the many people who passed through the doors.

I was there for the deaths of Superman and Robin (SPOILER: neither death stuck), I was there for the huge comics boom following the first Tim Burton Batman movie, I was there when people lined up around the shop to buy the first Image comic book Youngblood. And yes, I was there for pogs. Well, look, what can I tell you.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I’ve done this a long time. And I hope to continue doing it for another thirty years…it’s been an enjoyable and rewarding job, and a lot of the reason for that is you. The customers. Some I’ve know that entire time. Some I may have only just met this week. But your enthusiasm for the medium and for the collecting hobby is always so welcome, and I am endlessly grateful that so many of you embraced my new venture when I opened my new store in Camarillo almost four years ago.

You’re the reason my store has been such a success, and the main reason I look forward to opening my shop’s front door every day. Oh, “I love comics” is the other reason, of course. I mean, you love comics too, you can’t blame me.

Thanks to all of you for all your support over the years, and to my family, friends, and girlfriend for putting up with this peculiar endeavor of mine!

See you at the shop!

New comics coming on Wednesday, August 29th 2018!

Get ready for all the new comics showing up this coming to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday, including the latest batch of DC Comics/Looney Tunes crossovers!

And as always, if you need anything special, we’ll be happy to place a special order for you! See you at the shop!

New comics for August 22nd, 2018!

Summer’s winding down, but the new comics never slow down, and here’s a new batch of ’em heading to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday!

And as always, if you need to place a special order for anything you’re looking for, just let us know! Thanks, and we’ll see you at the shop!

New comics for August 15th, 2018!

New comics are on their way to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday, and just peek below to see what’s arriving!

And as always, feel free to special order anything you don’t happen to see on our shelves! See you at the shop!

New comics for August 8th, 2018!

Here come the new comics to Sterling Silver Comics, including the long-awaited new Fantastic Four series and Sandman Universe featuring Neil Gaiman! And yes, there’s so much more:


And as always, if you need to place a special order for anything you need, just let us know and we’ll do our best to get it for you! Thaanks, and see you at the shop!

New comics for August 1st, 2018!

Ready for more comics? Of course you are, and here come a whole lot more to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday:


And if you need anything special ordered, feel free to ask and we’ll do our best to get it for you! Thanks, and see you at the shop!

New comics for July 25, 2018!

The new comics are coming to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday, and you can see what’s on the way just by looking below!


And as always, if you need to place special orders for anything, just ask! See you at the shop!

New comics for July 18th, 2018!

Get ready for more new comics at Sterling Silver Comics this week, showing up on the shelves this Wednesday! Take a look below to get a preview of what’s on the way:


And as always, if there’s anything you’re looking for and having trouble finding, feel free to place a special order! Thanks, and we’ll see you at the shop!

New comics for July 11th, 2018!

The new comics are on their way (on time this time, hopefully!) and Sterling Silver Comics will have the following items ready to go this Wednesday:

And as always, if there’s anything you’re looking for that you can’t find, just let us knew and we’ll put in a special order just for you! Thanks, and we’ll see you at the shop!