ABOUT US


More than just a Comic Shop. It's a culture and a dream.

Arkham Gift Shoppe is the culmination of my life long love of comic books. It all
began with my discovery of the 1966 Batman TV Series when I was 3 years old.
I was instantly captivated by Adam West’s and Burt Ward’s portrayal of the
Caped Crusaders and was equally fascinated by the colorfully evil villains.
I couldn’t wait to return each day, at the “Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel,”
to see what would happen next.

Like most kids growing up in the 70’s, I was also obsessed with the many superhero cartoons that played on TV everyday after school. Spider-man was my favorite!
“Spider-man, Spider-man, does whatever a spider can…” We all know those lyrics.
I also loved Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno on “The Incredible Hulk” live action series.
Then, when I was 17 years old, I had a fateful phone conversation with my buddy Wendell. He was telling me about all of the comics that he had been reading all day
and it made me nostalgic. Later that week, I went out to the mall and picked up some comics at the newsstand (one of which was Incredible Hulk #340 featuring Wolverine and with art by Todd McFarlane). I’ve never missed a week of comics since that day.
Since 1990, I have always worked at comic shops. I’ve had other jobs during that time.
I was a substitute teacher for a time. I also worked for a major book and music retailer. The only job that I ever really enjoyed was at the comic shop.

On October 1, 2008, I fulfilled my dream and opened Arkham Gift Shoppe! Calling on my nearly 20 years of working in comic book retail, I’ve tried to create a shop that covers every comic fan’s needs. I carry all of the hottest comics, graphic novels and action figures and provide a subscription service with great discounts. Arkham is a place where you can come and hang out, talk about comics and pop culture, and always know that your company and ideas are welcome.

If you’re from the Pittsburgh area, I’d love for you to come by and check out my shop. If you’re not from Pittsburgh, I’d still love to hear from you and help you with whatever you’re looking for. Thanks for helping me to live the dream!

Jeff Bigley, Owner
Arkham Gift Shoppe




What do my customers think of Arkham Gift Shoppe?

"Great comic shop! I like visiting the shop as much as I like reading the comics.
From the first time I checked out Arkham, I have always felt welcome. I can't say that about the other comic shops around. You've got a loyal customer with me.
                                                                                                                   Dan
                                                                                                                   West Deer

 




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