[Blastoff owners Jud Meyers (l) and Scott Tipton (r) flank Collector’s Paradise co-owner Ed Greenberg]
Two-store California comic chain Collector’s Paradise will take over the Blastoff Comics location in North Hollywood effective in August, the companies announced.  Blastoff Comics, co-owned by Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, announced its closing last month due to the relocation of Meyers to San Diego for his new job as Global Sales Director at IDW Publishing.  Meyers had gone to IDW from Humanoids, which he joined as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2017 (see "Humanoids Hires Director of Sales and Marketing").

Collector’s Paradise will bring new store features, including an online subscription service, graphic novel club, and themed events and release parties to Blastoff, while continuing its emphasis on graphic novels, personalized customer service, and a respect for the history of comics.

ICv2 readers may be familiar with Collector’s Paradise; co-owner Ed Greenberg and the chain’s managers showed us their ordering process for new comics a couple of years back, an instructional exercise (see "How the Ordering Sausage Gets Made").