About

Variant Edition is a graphic novel store whose goal is to help people find new stories that they are going to love. Through curating a diverse line of remarkable works, we aim to connect as many new people as possible to the comics medium.

We provide a relaxed, introvert friendly environment, where we  foster an inclusive community that is also family friendly.

While we may not be the biggest, we are the absolute best.

Brandon Schatz

Owner

Brandon wields his 13 years of experience in the comic industry for good, not evil. He is VE's Comic Sommelier. When not at the store, he enjoys watching wrestling with the cats, and catching up on his reading.

Danica LeBlanc

Co-Owner

Variant Edition's very own unstoppable force. She has an eye for space management and connecting folks with awesome stories. When she's not working, she's snuggling cats, going on DnD adventures, and searching for cryptids.

Our History

It started with a simple idea: comics should be for everyone.

With that in mind, we opened our doors in May of 2015 on Free Comic Book Day - an industry wide celebration where many comics reach the hands of new and old readers alike for free.

From there, we focused on being a comic shop like few others - one that built events around voices in need of platforms, while maintaining a relaxing environment where discovery took precedent over prior knowledge.

In August of 2016, we moved to our current location. This allowed us to expand our efforts and build a discovery space for young readers. It is here where we truly started to change from a store with a dream, to a community with a purpose. Together with our wonderful customers, we've built a space where a wide variety of stories are experiences and enjoyed - and where all are welcome.

In the summer of 2019, we won the HARRY KREMER AWARD for Outstanding Comic Book Retailer at the Shuster Awards! 

Hours of Operation

10132 151 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 1T4

Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Monday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 11:00am 7:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

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