Established in January 2014.
The Lazarus Pit Comics is a specialty retailer specializing in New and Vintage Comics, TCGs (Magic the Gathering, Cardfight Vanguard, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, My Little Pony, Kaijudo), and Games both New and Old.
We are a sanctioned tournament site for:
**Magic the Gathering, participating in Pre-Release, Game Day, Friday Night Magic, and PTQs).
**Yu-Gi-Oh! participating in Sneak Peeks, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day
**Cardfight Vanguard, participating in Sneak Peeks
We hold Dungeons & Dragons Encounters every Wednesday Night, and regular campaigns on Sundays.
Beginning after the New Year we will start a "Game Night" to include Cataan, Risk, Smash up, etc.
We are a Veteran Owned/Operated Business with 30 combined yrs of service.
Meet the Owners
Josh - Has been serving in the US Navy for nearly 20 yrs. He has been a comic reader, collector, and enthusiast for just under 30 years and is a long time Iron Man fan. He is still an avid reader and enjoys discussing current stories and events with customers.
Niki - Served in the US Navy for 10 yrs. When she is not running the store or taking care of the kids, some of which you may see when you visit us, she is reading books. Her favorite genre is Fantasy.
Michael R. Federman (Reviewer) -
Michael shared a psychic link with his mom while in the womb and had her digest comics en masse to foster his love of the medium and decades later he has not stopped reading comics. With over 8000 issues in his collection, every single issue has been read at least once, the amount of long boxes in his house is ridiculous.
Some of his favorite writers are Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Alan Moore and Brian K. Vaughan; Some of his favorite Artists are Ben Templesmith and Paul Duffield.
Current favorite titles are: Saga, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, All Grimm Fairy Tales Titles (Zenescope), War Stories, Trees, Rasputin, Fire & Stone (Predator, Prometheus, Aliens, Alien vs. Predator), All G.I. Joe Titles.
When Michael is not digesting comics, he is often found with his wife and son, or spending time doing that work thing to pay for stuff like comics and his house and junk. He is an avid Sci-Fi fan, big Star Trek fan, but also loves Star Wars (his son's name is Scotty Luke), but also loves Fantasy as a genre, and is patiently awaiting the return of Christopher Paolini as a writer.
You can follow Michael on Twitter @DrSeussFreak
Notes from the Owner
Owning a comic shop has been a long time dream that I never expected to be a reality. My wife had been working toward a degree in business and was ready to work for herself and the two ideas started as a "maybe we should open our own business..." conversation. As I approached retirement from the US Navy and the birth of my next child, my wife and I decided to just go for it. On 22 January 2014 The Lazarus Pit, LLC was born and on 30 May 2014 The Lazarus Pit Comics opened it's doors in Highwood, IL.