Fanboys! closes shop, owner says he’s ‘not a failure’

Matthew Hastings was the owner of Fanboys! (File photo)

Matthew Hastings was the owner of Fanboys! (File photo)

Fanboys! comic shop, located at 620 S. Range Line Rd. in the Monon Square shopping center, closed its doors this month. The store opened in April, around the same time that The Foolery, another comic shop on Main Street, opened its doors.

The Foolery remains open and utilizes eBay and vinyl record sales to boost its revenue. Fanboys! owner Matthew Hastings posted on his blog that he was proud of his store but happy to move on.

“People are shocked when I tell them that I don’t really care that the shop closed,” he wrote. “Was I sad? Yes.  Did I want it to stay open? Of course. Am I devastated that it closed? No. A lot of good things happened in that shop. Community was created. But that community doesn’t end just because the shop closed. And neither does my life. I am a better man for having tried to be a comic shop owner. I am not a failure.”


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