Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Split image of (on left) a comic cover with two smiling Black women against crowd in brown-floored and -walled room; (right) Black woman with blonde dreadlocks in blue denim and white cropped t-shirt, holding brown and white coffee cup

This Pioneering Comic Shop Owner Gets Her Own Marvel Cover

Ariell Johnson, the founder of Philadelphia’s Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, is the only Black woman to own a comics shop on the East Coast.

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse Is First East-Coast Comic Book Shop Owned By Black Woman

The Philadelphia store, whose owner we profiled in 2015, opened its doors in time for the new year.