BIZNOTE: Comic-book store Tails To Astonish on the way to West Seattle

The space in the foreground at Hudson Square (4850 California SW) on the south edge of The Junction is about to become West Seattle’s first comic-book store since Arcane Comics closed 10 years ago. The new store will be called Tails To Astonish, and proprietors Shaun and Nicole Duff hope to open one week from tomorrow (Friday, June 18th.) Shaun explains, “Tails To Astonish is a comic book, collectables, and toy store. We are really proud of the fact that we will be West Seattle’s ONLY choice for new and vintage comics.” Why a comic-book store? “I used to work a boring office job; the pandemic really had me looking at my life, and what I REALLY wanted to do. I had sold comics at various shows previously, but this will be the first brick and mortar store.” Hours for Tails To Astonish are likely going to start with 11 am-7 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays and 10 am-4 pm Sundays. Access is up a flight of stairs from the California streetfront but there’s an accessible option too. (P.S. Tails To Astonish borrows its name from a legendary comic-book series and a tribute to the couple’s two cats.)

18 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Comic-book store Tails To Astonish on the way to West Seattle"

  • justme June 10, 2021 (5:39 pm)

    awesome!! We’ll be there for sure.

  • aRF June 10, 2021 (6:12 pm)

    I hope they carry Radioactive Man.

    • Thrillho June 10, 2021 (9:01 pm)

      LOOK OUT!……Radioactive Man.

      • Josh June 11, 2021 (7:09 pm)

        Up and atom!Up and at them!

  • Also John June 10, 2021 (7:31 pm)

    Great title for a comic book store.  I know I have a handful of old Tales to Astonish comics amongst my collection.  

    • zark00 June 11, 2021 (9:10 pm)

      This is great news! 

  • Eric at Pegasus Books June 10, 2021 (8:04 pm)

    Sweet! Glad to have ya in the area! Come by the shop or email us sometime, would love chat.

  • Andros June 11, 2021 (7:11 am)


  • Virginia June 11, 2021 (8:39 am)

    Yeah!!! Love it! Look forward to browsing the shelves.

  • brander roullett June 11, 2021 (10:43 am)

    so happy to hear this, hope they have subscription boxes.

  • Zeke Fry June 11, 2021 (11:29 am)

    Just stopped by with my daughter and we can’t wait to come back downstairs for the grand opening! I haven’t been this excited for a new business opening since I was a kid! 

  • B June 11, 2021 (12:27 pm)

    This is gonna be rad!!! Way to go, can’t wait to support!

  • Tails to Astonish June 11, 2021 (2:41 pm)

    Thank you all for the warm welcome! We look forward to seeing you all! Now, back to sorting books!

  • Alayna June 11, 2021 (2:49 pm)

    Woohoo!  Def going to stop by! :D 

  • Paper Boat Booksellers June 11, 2021 (3:50 pm)

    This is wonderful news-we can’t wait to visit! Congratulations!

  • E June 13, 2021 (7:07 am)

    My kids were soooo excited to hear this news. Look forward to visiting the shop!

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