Alter Ego Comics – Muncie, IN

Alter Ego Comics in Muncie, IN

Name
Alter Ego Comics

Address
111 E. Adams St.
Muncie, IN 47305

Phone Number
(765) 282-5297




Hours of Operation
Monday and Tuesday
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday through Saturday
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday
CLOSED


When I first moved back home to Indiana in 2010, I had a job interview in Muncie. As I was attempting to find the interview location, I saw an unassuming shop on McGalliard called Alter Ego Comics. I popped in when the interview was over, and, well, here’s what I originally thought:
The old location

…Stepping in, I was surprised by how small it was, closely followed by my surprise on how clean and organized it was. The gentleman behind the counter smiled and greeted me, and remained extremely accessible and friendly the entire time I was there.

Alter Ego looks to be a good place for basic gaming supplies, trade paperbacks, and new release comics. Very friendly, very organized and very uncluttered, I was easily able to find what I was looking for, and get a good feel for the shop. While I say it’s small, I really believe “compact” is more the word I’m looking for. Not a lot of wasted space, not a lot of product that sits there gathering dust, just comics, supplies, and knowledge and love for the medium.

While Alter Ego isn’t a shop I would go out of my way to visit, you shouldn’t read that as it’s a place I wouldn’t stop into if I were in the area. It is a solid little shop for Muncie, and it looks to be a good place for students in town to start up a relationship to get your comic book fix. 

This was written back in May of 2010. Since that time, that “gentleman behind the counter,” whom I strongly suspect was Jason, has done so much, you guys. Seriously, since I’ve started writing here in Indiana in the summer of 2010, I’ve seen half a dozen shops close down, and he’s thriving.
Stepping into their new location on East Adams Street is a great experience. They have the same cleanliness and bright, open atmosphere, but there is more room, and so much more for you to see, drool over, and hopefully buy.
Collection of displays and merchandise
Alter Ego now has comics, card games, and collectibles. Not only that, they have collectibles on display from one of their new owners, who has a history in the comic book business, as well as from other local fans and artists. Not only do they have more space for a shop, but they also have a small movie screen where they’re screening comic-related entertainment for folks in the community. I know they had an “Agents of SHIELD” premier party, and they are also running viewings of other related media in the future.
Not only do they have a nice store, but they have an awesome staff. Jason has always been friendly, not only in person but also on social media. Christy was very helpful to me when I was looking for information to update their location here on the blog, and was also friendly when I had a chance to introduce myself at the opening of their new location. In addition, the staff I encountered were all friendly and of good humor, which after the day they were having, is something to be said.
Alter Ego Comics is located in downtown Muncie, and is now someplace that I will be going out of my way to visit. If you’re in Muncie, the Delaware County area, or even just travelling I-69, check them out. I know I’ll be back, but first, I have to acquire 7 Wookie scalps for a backpack…
Tony

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