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Stuart Bloom, owner of The Comic Center

Comicbook

The old Comic Book Store set

The Comic Center of Pasadena, more commonly referred to as "the comic book store", was a place where the guys frequently visited to buy their comic books and hang out, until it was burnt down in an accident revealed in the 7th season finale, but was later rebuilt,using Howard's mother's furniture, much to Howard's disliking. The store is owned by Stuart Bloom. The store's name has only appeared twice on the show on it's door, and has never been said aloud.

The store used to have a website at httpp://www.thecomiccenter.com (in reality, the domain name is registered to Warner Brothers), but it has gone offline since 2011. Similarly, its Facebook page has gone idle since 2011 too.

The StoreEdit

Torneo

The Mystic Warlords of Ka'a Tournament's final battle ("The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary")

The store first appeared in "The Hofstadter Isotope" where Penny follows the guys to the store to buy a gift for her nephew. Stuart recommends her a comic book for the gift. She sees Stuart has drawn a portrait of her, which he exchanges for her number.

In "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary", the store hosted The Mystic Warlords of Ka'a Tournament.

Comic Center (3x16)

Outside Comic Center waiting to meet Stan Lee ("The Excelsior Acquisition")

Lost bet

Lost bet in "The Wheaton Recurrence"

The store has hosted a Stan Lee signing thanks to Stuart's connections in "The Excelsior Acquisition". The logo of the store is shown when the guys are lined up outside waiting to meet Stan Lee, wherein the sign is visible; the only time the outside of the store was shown.

In "The Wheaton Recurrence" Stuart wins a bet and guys dress up like DC girl super heroes

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The New Year's Eve party at the comic book store ("The Justice League Recombination")

The Holographic Excitation

Costume Halloween party ("The Holographic Excitation")

Valentine's day

Valentine's day party ("The Tangible Affection Proof")

Scavenger

Scavenger hunt ("The Scavenger Vortex")

Stuart also hosts a costume party on New Year's Eve which the gang won for the best Justice League of America team in "The Justice League Recombination".

He also hosted a costume Halloween party in "The Holographic Excitation" and a Valentine's day party in "The Tangible Affection Proof".

Raj hosts a Scavenger Hunt in "The Scavenger Vortex" which first puzzle is the Comic Book Store in a puzzle.

The store has a fire and is gutted in the Season 7 finale ("The Status Quo Combustion") due to Stuart's hotplate. Stuart claims the insurance company thinks he did it for money. Also the police and his therapist. He did not get enough money from the insurance company to reopen so Mrs. Wolowitz gave him the rest of the money. The store was reopened in "The Comic Book Store Regeneration".

Stuart lived in the back of the store when necessary.
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The Comic Center burnt ("The Status Quo Combustion")

TriviaEdit

QR

QR pointing to the official Comic Center website

Larry e capitan tuta

Lonely Larry and Captain Sweatpants during the Mystic Warlords of Ka'a tournament

Dale behind the cash register

Dale replaces Stuart at the store ("The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition")

Comic center back

Back of the store

Stan lee

Stan Lee signing day poster ("The Excelsior Acquisition")

  • In "The Nerdvana Annihilation", Leonard mentions that a man called Larry (maybe Lonely Larry) works at the comic book store, this could possibly be the previous owner.
  • In "The Bakersfield Expedition", the girls visit the Comic Book Store looking into the guys' fascination with comic books.
  • While Marvel Comics play a part in many of the episodes, there are no Marvel Comics on sale at the store except during Stan Lee signing day ("The Excelsior Acquisition") and in "The Bakersfield Expedition" when girls buy a Thor comic book. The most comic books and merchandise are of DC comics.
  • There was a cutout and a man wearing a shirt connected to the former MMORPG, "City of Heroes".  He appears in a few episodes. http://www.cohtitan.com/forum/index.php?topic=4908.40
  • There is a cardboard cut-out of Ichigo Kurosaki from the anime Bleach in the store.
  • There is also a poster of Faith from the 2008 video game Mirror's Edge.
  • Posters and models from the sci-fi video game franchise Mass Effect can frequently be seen in the background.
  • After the store was reopened, the logo's colours were changed from purple, green, orange and yellow to blue, red, yellow and gray.

AppearancesEdit

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  • Sheldon looking for a birthday gift for Amy's aunt.
  • Waiting for the results of the costume contest.
  • Penny admiring her portrait.
  • Penny talking to Sheldon like she was his mother.
  • Girls in the store getting stared at.
  • Hello, boys!!
  • Looking for scavenger hunt clues.
  • Sheldon finds the comic book store in ruin.
  • The New Comic Book Store: Season 8
  • New Furniture in New Comic Book Store

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