The Copacetic Blog

Here is a blog where we will post our latest thoughts, news or other comments.


Posted on 26 August 19:08 (26 days ago)
On or about November 1, 2023, The Copacetic Comics Company will be transitioning to an internet / web store / mail order business – BUT the shop on the third floor of 3138 Dobson Street will continue!  Longtime Copacetic stalwart Bill Wehmann, who has been helping out at the shop on a regular basis for over ten years, will be taking the helm.  Many a Copacetic customer will already have encountered Bill W. as he has piloted the shop on many days of its operation.  He is also a comics maker whose work has been sold at Copacetic for years, so some customers may know him through his work, as well.  
After the changeover, the shop at 3138 Dobson St., third floor, will be called Doomed Planet Comics, and the plan is to make the transition as seamless as possible.  Doomed Planet Comics will be continuing with largely the same comics stock currently in place at Copacetic, and, going forward, it will work to maintain the same focus on creator-owned, small press, self-published, handmade and locally produced comics.  A similar approach will be taken to the shop’s central selection of prose works (books) in fiction, non-fiction, art, poetry, classics and more.  On the other hand, as Copacetic’s sales of both CDs and DVDs have been vanishingly small for a number of years now, they will be largely phased out – making room for new items likely to be of greater interest to both current Copacetic and future Doomed Planet customers.  And Book Alley will be taking on somewhat of a new, as-yet-to-be-determined flavor.  
Crucially, Doomed Planet Comics will also continue to uphold the communicative, customer-centric ethos that has long guided Copacetic.  So, whether you’re looking for a particular item, a recommendation for yourself or someone else, would like to know whether or not an upcoming release will be stocked, recommend something that you think would be a good fit for the shop and/or place a special order, customers will be able to do the same in the future as they have in the past:  just talk with Bill.  While the person responding will be different, the desire to serve the customer to the best of their ability will be the same. 
Users of this website should notice little to no difference, as online interactions with Copacetic will continue as before, with no changes planned at this time, although the order fulfillment schedule is likely to shift somewhat during and after the transition.
Finally, Copacetic and Doomed Planet will be in regular communication with one another, and I plan to at least occasionally come in to run the shop for the day, to help Bill W. out, in turn.  I’ll still be around for awhile longer yet.  Thank you for all the years of supporting and participating in the Copacetic enterprise – and to those of you who have been to the shop in person, thanks for all the great conversations!
– Bill Boichel

(minor) Shipping Price Increase

Posted on 15 July 16:07 (2 months ago)

Believe it or not, the United States Postal System (USPS) has raised their rates again!  It's not much, but Copacetic has had to give its shipping charges a small bump to keep up. 

Just for the record, on average – and in total – it costs us slightly more to ship a package than we charge.  Sometimes we collect more for shipping than we spend, but, overall we spend a bit more than we collect – and will continue to do so even after this slight increase.

Occasionally – primarily on international orders – the discrepancy is great enough that we either refund the difference to the customer, in those cases where we collect substantially more than our actual shipping costs, or ask the customer for additional funds, in those cases where we collect substantially less than our actual shipping costs. 

In a nutshell, it is our goal to keep shipping charges as close to our actual costs as possible. 


Copacetic Mail Room Vacation

Posted on 03 July 14:07 (3 months ago)

PLEASE NOTE:  The Copacetic Mail Room is taking a summer vacation break from Sunday, July 9 to Saturday, July 15.  As a result, any orders placed here at will not ship until Monday, July 17.  Our apologies in advance to anyone who is inconvenienced by this delay. 

The shop will be OPEN normal hours during this time.

Shop CLOSED for Juneteenth | New Arrivals to Shop

Posted on 19 June 18:06 (3 months ago)

Please note that the shop wil CLOSED on Monday, June 19 in observation of the Juneteenth National Holiday (and will also closed on Tuesday and Wednesay, as per usual; see hours at right).

And, here's a look at some of what's out on the new arrivals tables in the shop:

Megan Kelso @ Copacetic HQ, Saturday, May 27

Posted on 08 May 12:05 (5 months ago)

Megan Kelso, longtime indy comics champion, creator of Girl Hero, Queen of the Black Black, Squirrel Mother, and Artichoke Tales, as well as editor of the all-woman comics anthology, Scheherazade: Stories of Love, Treachery, Mothers, and Monsters, will be gracing Copacetic HQ on Saturday 27 May 2023, from 6pm to 8pm as part of the tour supporting her latest – and greatest! – collection, Who Will Make the Pancakes.  Mark it on your calendar.