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Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Do you remember ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:20PM

I believe there was a giant Predator Statue in the front...and the comics were located in the back with toys and accessories near the front.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:27PM

Not really. Must have been after my time. When was it there?

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Mr. Insensitive ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:32PM

Do you remember Wrote:
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> I believe there was a giant Predator Statue in the
> front...and the comics were located in the back
> with toys and accessories near the front.

Yes, they used to have one over at Fair Oaks Mall also. I stopped going to both malls when they took away all those "cool" stores I liked. *Raises a Glass* Farewell Another Universe, you are not forgotten.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Do you remember ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:32PM

This was in the mid 90s, and it was located at the bottom level near the escalators next to Gap and Macy's.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Whoa man ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:33PM

Mr. Insensitive Wrote:
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> Do you remember Wrote:
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> -----
> > I believe there was a giant Predator Statue in
> the
> > front...and the comics were located in the back
> > with toys and accessories near the front.
>
> Yes, they used to have one over at Fair Oaks Mall
> also. I stopped going to both malls when they took
> away all those "cool" stores I liked. *Raises a
> Glass* Farewell Another Universe, you are not
> forgotten.

They had one in Fair Oaks? Didn't know that or forgotten lol. Where was it located in the mall?

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Mr. Insensitive ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:37PM

Whoa man Wrote:
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> Mr. Insensitive Wrote:
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> -----
> > Do you remember Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I believe there was a giant Predator Statue
> in
> > the
> > > front...and the comics were located in the
> back
> > > with toys and accessories near the front.
> >
> > Yes, they used to have one over at Fair Oaks
> Mall
> > also. I stopped going to both malls when they
> took
> > away all those "cool" stores I liked. *Raises a
> > Glass* Farewell Another Universe, you are not
> > forgotten.
>
> They had one in Fair Oaks? Didn't know that or
> forgotten lol. Where was it located in the mall?

Yes, it was around the corner from Arby's on the East Side. Great place too. We used to go there all the time and buy Godzilla toys for my kids.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Also.. ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:45PM

Anybody remember the Discovery store? Greatest of all time lol. There was one in Springfield Mall, forgot where else.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: stuppie ()
Date: May 09, 2012 01:35PM

Also.. Wrote:
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> There was one in Springfield Mall,
> forgot where else.

Forgot what else was at the mall? Time Out, the place downstairs with all the asian weapons and posters, Time Out 2, and a couple of hobby shops where you could buy D&D stuff

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Sean ()
Date: April 28, 2014 11:41AM

The Fair Oaks location was right across from Mrs. Fields at the Sears end of the mall. I used to work at that store, and started at the Springfield one.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Sponge ()
Date: April 28, 2014 12:29PM

Asian weapons and posters? You mean the place called Hong Kong?

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: NovAnon ()
Date: April 28, 2014 12:29PM

I do remember the Springfield Mall store, but not the Fair Oaks store. You're right - there was a life-size, $25,000 Predator (or maybe Alien) statue near the front. Scared the hell out of me.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: I REMEMBER! ()
Date: April 28, 2014 12:31PM

I do, they had one at Fair Oaks Mall with the giant Alien costume at that location. Miss both of them!

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: time out ()
Date: April 28, 2014 12:33PM

Remember time out?

Kids would be playing that Dance revolution game. I would leave the mall 1 hour later and the same kid would be on their playing that game.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: time out ()
Date: April 28, 2014 12:33PM

Remember time out?

Kids would be playing that Dance revolution game. I would leave the mall 1 hour later and the same kid would be on their playing that game.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Amazon.com ()
Date: April 28, 2014 01:16PM

What are..."malls"?

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Turd Ferguson ()
Date: April 28, 2014 01:21PM

That was a cool store concept, sorry that none of them are still around.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 28, 2014 01:56PM

I went there once and bought a bunch of Star Wars or Star Trek crap as a Christmas present for one of my nephews. I sometimes wonder if I was the only one who bought that stuff to be used as toys. My more usual haunt was the Disney store, a great place to find things for younger relatives, although I prefered the one at Tysons.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Colin F ()
Date: May 07, 2014 08:07AM

I'm reading an old X-Men issue (#309) and came across this ad, so I thought I'd google the store and see what came up. Thought you guys might appreciate this.
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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Good times ()
Date: May 07, 2014 09:25AM

I worked next door to it at Natural Wonders for a little while. It was a cool store. Bonus points for multiple Dave Grohl run-ins.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: NNNERRRRRRDDDSSSSS ()
Date: May 07, 2014 06:54PM

NNNNNNNNNEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Jake69 ()
Date: May 07, 2014 08:58PM

Nerds unite! I'm in my late 30s now but do remember the Springfield store. I stood in line for hours when Image Comics had a big signing with a couple of their artists. No McFarlane, but I believe Jim Lee or was it Jae Lee was there. So was Silvestri, Liefield, etc. Jae Lee is a graduate of Robinson High School in Fairfax. Go R@ms!!! Bruins blow!!!

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: May 07, 2014 10:44PM

I've been watching a lot of Big Bang Theory lately and I've been contemplating becoming a nerd.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: May 08, 2014 12:46AM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> I've been watching a lot of Big Bang Theory lately
> and I've been contemplating becoming a nerd.



Don't forget the BC glasses.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Poo Poo and Pee Pee ()
Date: May 27, 2014 06:11PM


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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Paul h ()
Date: September 06, 2015 11:25AM

I was the manager of the sprinfield mall store and went to manage the fair oaks store when it opened. The store's were owned by a Steve Milo. We sold everything from Magic the gathering cards to logs! It was always a cool place to work and it was always fun seeing what new sci-if items came into the stores. Many comic book signings, magic tournaments in the fair oaks store on Sunday mornings.

It was a fun few years if you worked in retail! I still think it is a valid retail concept with the right website tie-ins.
There was a life size predator in the front of the Springfield store and an alien one in fair oaks. Occasionally we would get a parent complain that the statue was scaring their kid.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: MEKPY ()
Date: September 06, 2015 07:10PM

comic store? not unless it was recent like since m13 gang moved into springfield - just before the last remodeling, late 90's or 2000's

it had: spencer's, and coin arcades, a piano store, some other boring stuff

sears had: more than mostly clothing and chinese junk. sears used to have almost everything a family really needed to survive. sporting goods (guns, baseballs, hoola hoops), appliances, tools, auto repair, garden and seeds, kitchen eseentials, paint: you name it they had any except what didn't really matter for a family without money to burn who needed essentials of living

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: ycUYv ()
Date: September 06, 2015 07:11PM

sears today: burgeoise mall retail, all made in china or pakistan, mostly illegal employees: not much of practical worth in the whole store for someone with raw basic needs

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: 222342342 ()
Date: September 06, 2015 10:31PM

Don't remember that but do remember My Hobby (?) there in Fair Oaks Mall, next to I believe the smoke and cigar shop. Great little store. Bought a ton of Car Wars stuff there.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Vixis ()
Date: September 06, 2015 11:19PM

The only good comic store was Geppi's at the Crystal City underground, not too many places around.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: YuY34 ()
Date: September 07, 2015 06:58AM

I went to the reception wore a tux and everything

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Bshsv ()
Date: September 07, 2015 11:48AM

It was a good place, not sure if it is still there

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: jlove ()
Date: March 06, 2017 06:56PM

That place was awesome.. the decor was ahead of it's time. They always had some edgy anime or something playing on the TV's. I'll never forget buying my first pog slammers and magic cards there, ha. Sorely missed :'(

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Grace ()
Date: March 06, 2017 07:44PM

The people who owned that store were also part owners of the Fuddrucker's hamburger restaurant over in Annandale. Their family also had one of the largest broccoli farms in the area back in the late 1890's. This was located over by where the Howard Johnson's in Fairfax Circle was before it closed.

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: April 11, 2019 02:54PM

Speaking of old stores from the 90's at the mall, does anyone remember that coffee shop that was designed to look like a cavern?

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Geppis route 1 ()
Date: April 11, 2019 07:50PM

Vixis Wrote:
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> The only good comic store was Geppi's at the
> Crystal City underground, not too many places
> around.

Wasn’t there a Geppis on route 1, between ft belvoir and that nursery near ploutis painting?

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Re: Anybody remember that Another Universe comic store in Springfield Mall
Posted by: Catholic priests ()
Date: April 11, 2019 07:53PM

Joke Insurance Wrote:
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> Speaking of old stores from the 90's at the mall,
> does anyone remember that coffee shop that was
> designed to look like a cavern?


No, that was just what the priests that jerked you off told you to believe!
“Yes billy, these are the ‘catacombs.....’”

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