Meltdown and Melt Away
On March 21st, 2018, it was announced that Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles' premiere Comic Book Shop for 25 Years, will be closing its doors at the end of April 2018. Arguably one of the saddest moments in Sunset Boulevard History, but at the same time, a memory to remember. There are many arguments as to why Meltdown is shutting down, but many people spent more time talking about the great memories they had at Meltdown. It was a home for everyone from Punks, Rebels, Geeks, Stoners, Goths, Artists, Rock-Stars, Actors, Tourists, and that one guy who drew every day at Meltdown, and would become a famous Comic Book Artist.
They had everything from Contemporary Comic Books, to Vintage Japanese Figures, Magic the Gathering Cards, and Dungeon and Dragons Nights. However, even though Meltdown melted away, it is not technically gone. The building will soon be demolished, but the amount of people online and on social media talking about their history, and trying to recreate some of the happiest moments of their lives; the community being brought together is the true soul of Meltdown Comics.
During the last few days, EVERYTHING was getting sold, or was just flat out given away. If you were a fan of the story, you had a chance to receive a piece of history. Who knows what will happen in the future, but for now, the store is empty, with paper covering the windows, and all the neon taken down. Nothing lives forever, but memories never melt away.