Want to get yourself down to Richmond-based comic shop They Walk Among Us for some Back to Earth-related location spotting, photo-taking and annoying the staff by standing in the shop loudly quoting the scene with NotMarkBenton? You’d better hurry up, then, because according to comics goss site Bleeding Cool, it’s closing down.
Now, if you’re (a) a Richmond resident, (b) a comics fan and (c) too lazy to get on the tube to Central London’s Square Mile of comic shops, then you might be worried at this point about where you’re going to buy Grant Morrison’s Batman & Robin from now on – but fear not, because as Rich Johnston (who also appears to have nicked G&T reader danwatts’ photo for his own nefarious purposes) reports, it’s being bought up and rebranded by a medium-sized chain called Ace Comics. But it’s still a shame to see one of London’s (indeed, the UK’s) most famous independent shops disappear. And, perhaps of more relevance to You Lot, that so soon after the making of Back to Earth, one of its most identifiable visuals will no longer exist.