Despite being the first comic book shop to open in Turlock since 2009, Sky High Comics and Collectibles tenure Downtown will be short-lived.
On Tuesday, Sky High announced on their Facebook that they would be closing their doors in the near future.
“Attention skyhigh customers we are sorry to announce that as of this week we will no longer have new issues of comics and unfortunately we will be closing our doors soon, a date of closing will be announced further once we have decided the date,” Sky High posted on Facebook.
It is still unknown when exactly Sky High will close its doors, but the most recent shipment will be their last of new issues.
The shop will continue to sell back issues until the store finally closes its doors for good.
Sky High opened in April of 2014 at 120 W. Main St. and became Turlock’s first comic book store in five years.
“I would like to thank everybody who has shopped or stopped in and chatted at skyhigh comics,” Sky High posted on Facebook. “This last year has been a blast and I got to fulfill a dream. thank you!”
The store sold mostly comic books, but also had many collectibles, including artworks, statues and action figures, for sale.
Prior to Sky High opening, Turlock hadn’t been the home of a comic book store since Owned! Comics and Cards, located near the Regal Turlock Stadium 14 movie theater, closed its doors in 2009.
Turlock residents will now be forced to travel to Modesto or Merced to get their superhero fix.
Modesto currently has two comic books stores, Bonanza Books and Comics and Krier’s Cards and Comics, and Merced has one, Red Sky Comics. Merced also has a store which focuses on gaming cards, The Arcane Lab.