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Waste Warriors; an Alleycat!

Take part in a cool event hosted by Second Cycle, a community bike shop up in the Hilltop neighborhood. You could win a Destiny City Comics gift card. Destiny City Comics will also be an optional stop on the ride.

Info taken from 2nd Cycle’s event listing on Facebook:


Ride your bike, and clean up the streets of Tacoma at the same time! We will be awarding prizes based on quantity and quality of trash collected. Quickest ride will get a prize, too.

This alleycat includes a waste themed manifest. At least one stop will have a timed trash pick-up thanks to the City of Tacoma Government.

All riders welcome! Ride at your own pace. This event is all about having fun and cleaning up our community.

Guaranteed to be Tacoma’s trashiest bike ride!

After party will be at 7 Seas Brewing Co. (21+)”

Destiny City Zine Symposium!

Come meet local artists who make comics! King’s Books and Destiny City Comics will be hosting independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest zine or other concoction.

Guest List (not final):

Are you an artist that’d like to take part? Fill out this simple form! 

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Poster by local cartoonist RR Anderson!

Destiny City Comics Presidents’ Day Sale!

Stock up on comics at the Destiny City Comics Presidents’ Day clearance sale!
Huge markdowns store-wide! Lots of $1 comics available. Special Buy 3, Get One FREE deal on anything marked $1.00 just for Presidents’ Day.
Graphic novel liquidation! We got boxes of ’em now only $5.
Zine clearance! Take em away at new low low prices.
Special daily deals through May, visit the shop and follow on social media for all the deets. You won’t believe the savings!

Destiny City Zine Symposium

Come meet local artists who make comics! King’s Books and Destiny City Comics will be hosting independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest zine or other concoction.

Brandon Lehmann
Julie Baldock
Troy’s Work Table Publishing
Microverse Press (Collagemonauts)
Vaginer Things Club
Two-Headed Tiger
Michael Koehler
Kalen Knowles
John Dover
Mend My Dress Press
Carl F. Nelson
Russ Richards Art
KooKoo Kartoons
Kevin Knodell / Kimberly Westenheiser
Laura Graves
Monkey House Studio
Moondust Darling
Eli Tripoli

Registration for this event has closed. Please attend and keep an eye out for the next one!

Poster by Felicia Chang, who will be there selling zines, t-shirts, and other items at the show.

Selling Comics?

Here’s the deal on buying old comics…

We’re always happy to purchase collections off people, as every collection we acquire could have the comic that someone else is looking for. Donations of comics are always happily accepted, and I promise a comic shop is a much better home for them than a thrift store. If you’re looking to sell them, whether you’re bringing in 1 or 2 comics or several boxes, I’d always rather purchase everything you bring in or are looking to sell vs. cherry picking a few things and sending you home with the rest. Mostly because it’s only going to make your overall collection less valuable to other buyers and it doesn’t seem fair to do.

That said, when we buy collections, especially larger ones, a lot of what we take on will sit in our shop for a long while. Mainly things like 90’s comics. That decade was a very popular time for comics and almost everything was printed in high volume, so aside from a few odd issues, nothing from that era is much of a rarity. Because of that, I’ll typically make an offer based of what I think there is genuine interest in and usually add a little extra for the rest

What can you expect to receive for your books? If you’re looking for cash, I usually offer around 10%-20% of what I think will actually sell. If you’re looking for store credit, I’ll usually double that number.

A few things to keep in mind

Research what you have, but keep in mind that just because something is listed for a certain price on eBay, doesn’t mean it’s worth that price. Sales that have closed will give you a better understanding of what your books may actually be worth. Take note that graded comics are worth more because they’ve gone through the process of being graded and are sealed in a plastic case. If yours is loose or in a plastic bag, it won’t hold as high of a value.

Old doesn’t automatically equal valuable. Just because a comic is old, doesn’t inherently mean it’s worth a lot. A comic that wasn’t popular in the 50’s, probably isn’t much more popular now.

Condition matters. There’s a good chance that what you consider “good condition” and a collector considers “good condition” tend to be two different things. 

Appraisal Service

If you’re looking for a professional comics dealer to give you a grade on your comics, I can offer a basic service at $20 an hour. For extra fees I can do house calls as well, provide signed certificates of authenticity with the Destiny City Comics logo, and more but these services will be taken on a case-by-case basis so please get in touch to discuss details.

You make comics/zines?

I’m very interested in stocking works by independent artists, especially from Tacoma/Seattle/Portland or from a marginalized group. The usual deal is I’ll buy your stuff at 50% off wholesale

Destiny City Zine Symposium August

Local zine makers and comic artists set up at your favorite Stadium District comic shop and independent bookstore King’s Books!
Destiny City Comics:
King’s Books:
Due to cancellations there is room for more artists. Please inquire if you’d like to host a free table with destinycitycomics@gmail.com
Poster by Felicia Chang

Destiny City Zine Symposium

Local zine makers and comic artists set up at your favorite Stadium District comic shop and independent bookstore!


Registration has closed for this event. Stay tuned for the next one in August!

Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium

Every season Destiny City Comics and King’s Books open up their space for zine and comic makers to meet the public, showcase their wares, and maybe even sell a book!

Robin McQuay
Danielle Burch
Mend My Dress Press
Michael Koehler
Corey Lewis Reyyy
Jen Vaughn
Kalen Knowles
Super Cool QT Zinester Friendship Club
Brandon lehmann
Julie Baldock
Sweetgyrl Designs
Jaala Smith from Tinkertopia

Registration is currently closed. If you’d like to be involved next season, contact destinycitycomics@gmail.com

Destiny City Zine Symposium!

Saturday August 20 we’ll be hosting a special zine party with local zine makers. RSVP now to receive updates! Guests like
Super special thanks to our good neighbor independent bookstore King’s Books who is offering tables and space for this event. Check out their Rocket Zine Library!
More details will be posted as the event approaches!