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Lone Star Comics owners sell remaining brick-and-mortar stores

Buddy and Judy Saunders

Buddy and Judy Saunders

Longtime retailers Buddy and Judy Saunders have sold the remaining two locations in their Dallas-Fort Worth area Lone Star Comics chain, leaving them with the online store MyComicShop.com.

They announced in July that the locations in Mesquite, Hurst and Plano had been sold, and on Monday added the Fort Worth and flagship Arlington stores to the list. According to ICv2.com, the two locations are being purchased by longtime Lone Star employee Elaine Powell, her husband Les and their son Matthew at the end of the month. They’ll be renamed Wild West Comics & Games.

Elaine Powell has served as store manager and general manager during her time with the company; Les and Matthew helped to design and construct Lone Star locations over the past 25 years.

Buddy Saunders, who opened the Arlington store in 1977, said he, Judy and their son Conan will concentrate on the growing online business. Lone Star Comics previously also had locations in Dallas, South Arlington, Irving and Wichita Falls.

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Huh, that’s news. Always have good memories of going to the Fort Worth store every Wednesday. I now live less than 5 minutes away from it… will be weird to see a new sign there. The stores have always been solid little comic shops, but I’m glad to see Buddy is keeping the website. It’s one of the best around.

Not to mention that Buddy Saunders is one of the most articulate interview subjects around. A market-savvy thinker, a fine raconteur, and an engaging conversationalist. Discovered the store (Arlington) around 1980 upon moving to this metropolitan area; consistently one of the better such resources.

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