You’ve surely heard of The Comic Hunter, a store that is very popular with comic book, film and technology enthusiasts. It has been located in Moncton since 2005 and has had great success since its opening under Rémi Vienneau Leclair’s management. With a wide selection of comic books, illustrated novels and board games, The Comic Hunter has become a gathering place and a pillar in downtown Moncton.
Manager – Remi Vienneau Leclair
Jeff Smith, originally from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is the owner of three The Comic Hunter stores: Charlottetown, Moncton and Fredericton. He opened his first store almost 30 years ago as a university project. He did not expect to be as successful as he has become, but it shows that such a niche business has a place in our downtown.
The Comic Hunter is located at 467 Main Street in Moncton. This store’s location is ideal as it is situated right next to Spin-It Records & Video. These two stores are the “go-to” places for comic book, film and game enthusiasts of all kinds.
The Comic Hunter offers a fairly unique selection of products. Among other things, there are rare comics in a complete collection comprising over 500,000 titles, as well as the largest collection of board games in the Maritimes. There are also many collectible items, which are often high-end.
Remi Vienneau Leclair explains the factors that he believes contribute to the success of the business. “Games like Magic the Gathering or Dungeons & Dragons are back in popularity [thanks to the media]. Will Wheaton had a YouTube channel in addition to the Stranger Things show in which the game Dungeons & Dragons was featured. ”
“Being a “geek” has now become more popular, more common. [People of] all ages and demographics are familiar with Marvel movies, Pokémon games, etc. ”
The Comic Hunter is no different from other small businesses in that it has its own challenges. It does not have the same budget as the big companies and the biggest issue is the overhead for on-site inventory. “[We want to offer] a choice of varied products and things that are rarer. As a result, the store keeps a large amount of product on-site for target customers and in anticipation of sales. We also want to make sure that we can offer enough products to meet the demand of this clientele.”
The Comic Hunter is always looking to improve the products and services it offers in downtown Moncton. Events such as Magic The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Transformers, Dragon Ball Z, and many more are held almost every night.
Be sure to visit the store’s website, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.
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Carmen LeBlanc is a local blogger here in Moncton, NB. She works as a content creator to help local businesses and brands to share their story and to make connections. Her blog Tiny Adventures Journey focuses on supporting local, minimalism, and sustainability. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram or subscribe to her blog by clicking here: www.tinyadventuresjourney.com