Gods & Monsters, the nation’s second-largest comics, toys, collectibles and gaming venue, held a ribbon cutting on June 13, officially opening their doors inside Artegon Marketplace Orlando.
Touted as the first high-end, innovative comics and collectibles store of its kind in the U.S., the 18,898-square-foot Gods & Monsters offers sought-after merchandise including new and rare releases, import items and vintage collectibles. The decor was created by scenic effects artists whose portfolios include Central Florida’s world-famous theme parks and attractions.
Other features include:
• The Transmetropolitan Gallery – A pop-culture, fine art gallery featuring an ever-changing array of top quality comic and media themed art, including sculpture, paintings, custom toys and original comic art from local, national and international artists.
• The Offworld L.O.U.N.G.E. – A Sci-Fi gaming lounge, heavily inspired by the movies Blade Runner, Alien and the game Skyrim, where guests can enjoy a selection of beverages and snacks while facing off in a round of tabletop games or Super Smash Bros.
• Special events such as gaming tournaments, midnight release parties, nerd themed weddings, birthday parties, celebrity signings, conventions, art gallery receptions, charity fundraisers, VIP parties, live bands, DJs and karaoke music nights, comedy and trivia nights, and themed costume parties.
Co-founders Todd Fisher and Anna Young have been in the comic and toy retail business for nearly 40 combined years.
Gods & Monsters is located inside Artegon Marketplace off of International Drive near Fun Spot America. For more information, call 407-226-3347 or visit GodMonsters.com.
Be sure to watch the June 25, 2015 episode of Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show for a look inside.