comicThey’re baaaaaack. Out of the ashes of Comic Relief comes The Escapist, which opened on March 15 at 3090 Claremont Avenue.

The new store features the old stock of Comic Relief, bought by mystery, fantasy and science fiction book store Dark Carnival. The man behind The Escapist, Jack Rems, not only bought the stock, but hired everyone who still worked at Comic Relief when it closed.

Although the store’s shelves are currently a wee bit lacking, the stock will definitely be increasing, says employee Ray Morales. The sort-of reopening is a blessing for those shaking from Comic Relief withdrawals. Plus, considering all the local stores that have closed recently, its nice to know that we Berkeleyans still have some of our priorities straight. Best news ever.

Image Source: Seth W. under Creative Commons
The Escapist comic book store opens on Claremont [Berkeleyside]