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Here are the twenty eight participating stores for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award!

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Akira Comics
Jesús Marugán, Iván Marugán, Mariano Marugán, and Justina Escobar, Madrid, Spain
Amazing Stories Comics
Jeff & Donalda Kocur, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bat City Comic Professionals  
Shannon & Matt Live, and Stan Baldwin Bradenton, FL
Blackbird Comics and Coffeehouse 
Candice Falkner-Craig and David Craig, Maitland, FL
Buy Me Toys and Comics 
Casey & Kelly Heying, Mishawaka, IN
The Comic Bug
Jun Goeku, Manhattan Beach, CA
Comic Quest
Kelly & Don Allen, Lake Forest, CA
Comix Experience
Brian Hibbs, San Francisco, CA
Dewey’s Comic City
Anthony & Jaclyn Marques, Madison, NJ
Etown Comics
Morgan Eriksen, Elizabethtown, KY
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Famous Faces & Funnies
Rick Shea, West Melbourne, FL
Fantasy Books and Games
Steve Unverferth and Tony Favello, Fairview Heights, IL
Fantom Comics
David Bishop, Matt Spahlinger, and Jacob Shapiro, Washington, DC
Golden Apple Comics
Sharon, Ryan, & Damon Liebowitz, Los Angeles, CA
Hello Comics
Kate Deneveu and David Murray, Charlottesville, VA
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Illusive Comics & Games
Anna Warren Cebrian, Santa Clara, CA
Impulse Creations Comics & Collectibles
Dan & Lynn Wallace, Tulsa, OK
Infinity Flux Comics & Games
Meagan Frey and Jason Mink, Chattanooga, TN
Jesse James Comics
Jesse James Criscione, Glendale, AZ
Legends Comics and Games
Darrick Oyama, Fresno, CA
Meridiana Comics
Santiago Acerenza and Javier Ceriani, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nirvana Comics
Grant & Jasmine Mitchell, Knoxville, TN
A Shop Called Quest
Lindy & Jason Washburn, Natalie & Lee Raymundo, Redlands, CA
Silver Sprocket
Avi Ehrlich, San Francisco, CA
Space Cadets Collection Collection
Jen King, Shenandoah, TX
Travelling Man Manchester
Nabil Homsi, Manchester, United Kingdom
Waterford Comics
Jonathan Sullivan, Waterford, Ireland
Wonderland Comics and Collectibles
Zachery DiPalma and Kristen Stefanelli, Putnam, CT

Each year, Comic-Con International honors retailers from around the globe with the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, named after the visionary creator of The Spirit. When Will approached Comic-Con about initiating the award in the early 1990s, he wanted to do so as a way to acknowledge the important role that comics retailers play in the industry, nurturing the relationship between creators and their readers. The comic book retailer provides that vital link in getting the work from the creators and publishers to the public. Will recognized the importance of that link, and Comic-Con continues to recognize it over 30 years after Will’s original idea.

The award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at large and in their local community. Comics fans around the world have the opportunity to nominate their favorite stores here on the Comic-Con website. The 2024 award will be given out as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.