Official Press Release
NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA - Renowned Los Angeles comic book shop Golden Apple is selling their San Fernando Valley location to Sherman Oaks retailer Earth-2 Comics! The 25-year old shop, located at 8967 Reseda Blvd. in Northridge, California, will become the second Earth-2 Comics location.
Golden Apple has been a fixture in Northridge for a quarter of a century, in addition to their 30 years in Hollywood. When asked about the sale, Golden Apple general manager, Ryan Liebowitz stated, "My family wants to focus on our flagship mega-store in Hollywood and grow the business to new heights. Earth-2's proprietors, Jud Meyers and Carr D'Angelo are friends, and we know that they will service our customers as well as we do."
The transition is currently underway and the new Earth-2 comics store will be open for business on Wednesday (new comic book day), April 29th. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for later in May.
"Golden Apple holds the distinction of being not only the first comic-book store I ever went to when I was a boy, but also the first place I ever had a job." said Earth-2 co-owner Jud Meyers. "We're taking over my childhood comic-book store from one of the most influential retail families in America. It doesn't get any better than that!"
"It has always been our plan to expand further into the Valley, yet at the same time , we didn't want to compete with our friends at Golden Apple," said Earth-2 co-owner Carr D'Angelo. "This acquisition is the perfect way to continue to serve all the comics fans in the San Fernando Valley who expect great customer service from both Earth-2 and Golden Apple."
Earth-2 Comics & Collectibles, founded by entertainment industry veterans Jud Meyers & Carr D'Angelo, was the 2007 winner of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International: San Diego, which is given to the individual retailer that has done an outstanding job of supporting the comics art medium both in the community and within the industry at large.
Golden Apple is known throughout the world as "the comic shop to the stars". Started in 1979 by retail pioneer Bill Liebowitz, the business has been a pop-culture destination for three decades. The Hollywood mega-store has been featured in nearly every major media magazine, television station & newspaper for being a comic book industry leader.
Photos, videos, news articles, etc. of these Los Angeles comic stores are available on request. For any news coverage of the opening ceremonies, please contact:
Jud Meyers - Earth-2 Comics
Phone: (818) 386-9590
Ryan Liebowitz: Golden Apple
Phone: (323) 658-6047