At Double Midnight, we love comics and gaming. Owned and operated by Brett Parker and brothers Chris and Scott Proulx, we opened our doors in July of 2002 in an effort to provide a fun and exciting place to shop and game. Since then, we’ve expanded the store to twice the size, created not one BUT TWO comic conventions (Granite State Comic Con and MASSive Comic Con) and keep looking towards the future to bring new events and items to the shop!
In 2013, we opened our SECOND location in Concord, with our new partner, Brian Cloutier!
We’re committed to making our store the best it can be and we always welcome your suggestions on how to make it better. Feel free to stop in a pick up game in our arena or just chat comics.
Additionally, we’ve had several signings, special guests and surprise customers stop by the store, including:
- Seth Meyers (Late Night host, Saturday Night Live)
- Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones)
- Rob Van Dam (wrestler)
- Gail Simone (writer; Batgirl)
- Marjorie Liu (writer; Astonishing X-Men)
- Sean Murphy (artist; Joe the Barbarian)
- Chavo Guerrero (wrestler)
- Babs Tarr (artist; Batgirl)
- Jerry “The King” Lawler (wrestler)
- Aaron Kuder (artist; Action Comics)
- Becky Cloonan (artist; Demo)
- Eric Powell (artist/writer; The Goon)
- Amy Okuda (The Guild)
- Shelli Paroline/Braden Lamb (artists; Adventure Time)
- And many, many more!
Chris loves comics! Not as much as his wife and kids but they are a close second! Chris was bitten by the comic bug in the mid 80’s via Marvel’s G.I. Joe series. In high school Brett introduced him to the X-Men and with the birth of the Image universe he became a full blown addict! In 2002 he realized a lifelong dream of opening a comic shop with his best friend and brother.
Co-Owner Scott, Chris’ younger, much handsomer, brother, is a teacher by day, comic and board game nerd by night. His favorite board game is Ticket to Ride. Scott has been a Superman buff since the Death of Superman in 1992. His love of comics started with G.I. Joe and Transformers and he took the plunge into The Amazing Spider-Man in the late 80s. Scott can be seen at the store on Wednesday nights and on weekends.
Wolverine and the X-Men were Brett’s gateway into the comic world when he was in third grade. Today, although they remain on the top of his reading list, he has definitely branched out. From the dark and dreadful Walking Dead to the classic heroes Captain America and Batman to the more obscure Fear Agent, he tries to cover all comic bases. Other all-time favorites include Preacher, Kingdom Come, and 100 Bullets. Brett also loves movies (both watching and making) and going on adventures with his family.
Pat is the chicken eatin COVINATOR (twitter.com/TheCovinator). Pat has been working for Double Midnight for 10 years (and running events for even longer)! He’s a big part of the Granite State Comicon (and MASSive Comic Con) and event planning committee! You can also find him at shows throughout the northeast, running various cosplay events and contests, as well as after parties! You can catch him Saturdays running DBZ tournaments too!
Justin has been working at Double Midnight for over 8 years – Justin enjoys reading titles from Image and Marvel. Looking for suggestions on something new to read? He is always willing to help out.
Jill is a girl of many talents: Cosplay, Pokemon Professor, Chalkboard Artist, and now the new face of our Concord location. The first comic she read was Watchmen, and since then her love for books has not diffused, picking up many issues of The Wicked + The Divine, Deadpool, of course Harley Quinn. She runs Pokemon tournaments in Manchester on Sundays, and hopes you’ll join in the fun!
Trevor’s one of our card game experts and is often found up excitedly looking at what cool cards are going to be coming out in the latest releases. He loves roller coasters, the Flash, Harry Potter, and Collectible Card games. See him in Manchester on Tuesday, or up at our Concord Store Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday, where he’ll be happy to look at cards you’d like to trade in, but please make sure he stays hydrated, he is a nice young boy after all.