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Goodbye Meltdown Comics (RIP)

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25 Years of History as a mecca of all things comics & nerdom burned down alongside two other local prominent businesses.


According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, there were 84 firefighters responding to the vacant building as of 9:10 p.m. where flames had spread from the original unit through the attic. Crews initially responded to the fire in the 7400 block of West Sunset Boulevard, near Gardner Street, at about 8:45 p.m., according to the department. When crews arrived on scene, flames were already exploding through the roof of the structure, forcing the firefighters to take a defensive position outside of the structure. The full extent of the fire was still unknown as fire crews applied large hose streams from the exterior of the structure. The blaze was officially declared a knockdown at about 9:22 p.m. with 84 firefighters on scene. According to LAFD, gas lines were reportedly feeding the blaze until crews were able to shut off utilities to the structure. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire was still under investigation.


They had shuddered their doors shortly after COVID struck back in March but this seals the fate of the location permanently, unfortunately. :rose:

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I could have sworn they closed a while back... that they had lost their lease. Buddy of mine used to shoot a lot of shows there.


EDIT: Yeah it says it in the first sentence... they shut down back in 2018.



Industry-leading and highly prominent comic book store Meltdown Comics of Sunset Boulevard,  Los Angeles closed down for good back in 2018 after twenty-five years. 


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