Remembering Flashpoint

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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3 Responses

  1. I envy you. That sounds like the most bad-ass comic store ever.

    I love my comic shop now (I’ve been buying comics there for more than 20 years) but for many years buying comics was a lousy experience. The employees didn’t want to engage you and they didn’t want to do anything but read their own books. The weekly trip was walk in, grab my comics, pay and leave as quickly as possible.

    Of course that was at least five managers ago and the current manager and staff are great, but what I wouldn’t have given to have a cool comic store to hang out in back then.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      Well, I thought it was pretty bad-ass. And we did a lot to make it that way. Incidentally, it was also the first place I met Mike Raub, who did our podcasts and now does them on The Point.

      Sadly, Flashpoint closed down in the 90s, but the legend and legacy lives on.

  2. Flashpoint is where we met, Glenn, probably back when they threw their DC 50th anniversary parties in 1985.
    I remember driving there during breaks between classes at Stony Brook, since it was only a 10 minute drive. I have fond memories of the trivia contests and the phoned guest-appearance by Bob Rozakis. And, I remember when I invited you to join the “Graphic Detail,” thinking you were older than 16, and you stayed with Destinies until you graduated high school. It’s always great to have you back to co-host the annual I-Con Mystery Guest special.
    Flashpoint was also where you introduced me to our mutual friend, Audrey, who is now a regular contributor to Destinies’ film reviews.
    So, I join you in honoring the memory of a classic comics store.