Strange Adventures (comics retailer)

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Strange Adventures
Number of locations
Area served
The Maritimes
OwnerCalum Johnston

Strange Adventures is a comic book retail chain with three stores, all located in Canada's Maritime Provinces (see Locations below). All three are owned by Calum Johnston and named after a comics series published by DC from 1950 through 1973.


Fredericton, New Brunswick[edit]

Opened: 1992

Address: 68 York St, Fredericton, NB E3B 3N4

Halifax, Nova Scotia[edit]

Opened: 1994

Address: 5110 Prince St, Halifax, NS B3J 1L3

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia[edit]

Opened: 2010

Address: 101 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H7

Awards and Mentions[edit]

  • 2006: Strange Adventures was presented with the Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer, as part of the Joe Shuster Awards in Toronto.
  • 2005: Strange Adventures employee Mike Drake was chosen as "Halifax's Best Salesperson" by local weekly paper The Coast.
  • 2001: The store received a Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award as part of the Eisner Awards.
  • 1996: Strange Adventures was named "The World's Greatest Comic Store," by Previews Magazine, and appeared in two Superman comics: Adventures of Superman #547 and Superman: The Man of Steel #74.
  • Strange Adventures (Halifax location), has been awarded "Best Comics Store" by The Coast for 12 years in a row, from 2006 to 2017. It also won the award an additional 7 years running from 1998 to 2004. The winner of the 2005 year is unknown, due to there being no entry for that year on The Coast's website.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Best Comics Store". The Coast Halifax. Retrieved 2018-09-23.

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