Colorado has a lot of things to offer to people who live here: skiing, hiking, a vibrant music scene, and a huge comic book scene. That’s right, Colorado not only has a thriving music scene, but is also considered one of the premier destinations for comic book enthusiasts.
Being a fan of both for some time now, I decided to see where the more popular spots were for both record stores and comic book shops. Below are two maps comparing where the 16 (or 17) most visited shops are in Colorado:
One thing to immediately notice is that record shops appear to be spread out a bit more than the comic book shops. There are record locations as far south as Durango, as far as west as Grand Junction and as far north as Fort Collins. Comparatively, comic book shops appear to mostly be visited in Colorado Springs, and the Denver metro area.
This can lead one to either assume that music on vinyl seems to be more popular than comic books, or that people outside of larger metro areas aren’t as willing to frequent comic book shops. Those are just a few conclusions that one can draw, but you can also come to your own conclusions when exploring the maps above on your own.