To celebrate Small Business Sunday this week we’re showcasing a store that sprung to the Niagara stage in May of 2009. Having recently past its one year anniversary, it looks like this little comic-book-store-that-could is here to stay!

The story behind the creation of this store is a touching tale of heroism between father and son, and is available on their website here.  The long and shot of it is that Paul Tappay, 34, put together the business plan and went through no small effort to make the store a reality. After undergoing a procedure that gave his dying father part of his liver and a new lease on life, Paul settled on the store, which was always a dream of his. 


The storefront itself is located at 4413 Queen Street in Niagara Falls and is a new take on an old concept. The store is bring and clean and allows you to browse and to buy all your new release comics, graphic novels, toys, t-shirts, and collectibles. They have over 10,000 vintage back issues to peruse in the “Back-Cave”, free WiFi, classic Arcade Game, posters, DVDs and more.

Lucky for these guys, there is no comic book section at your local WalMart, which means there are still hard-working independent owners of small businesses making our community a better place and improving our local economy. For this we raise a glass to Pulp Comics in our first of what will be many “Small Business Sunday” stories.


Cheers to helping out at home,


12/12/2010 07:13:52 am

Hey thanks man, this was a really nice article and I appreciate the sentiment..I hope to b the best and last comic book shop in Niagara when all is said and done. I couldn't do it without my customers..The best group of people I have come to meet..loyal, reliable, fun, intelligent and so knowledgeable..they are my best resource
Paul Tappay
Pulp Comics


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