Unless you’re into comics or geeky collectibles, it’s likely you’ve never been to the Garden of Earthly Delights in Rhawnhurst.
Geekadelphia, Philly’s geek culture blog, made a trip there recently to see what the shop is all about: The store, owned and operated by Chuck Feldman, originally began life back in 1977 at a location on Castor Avenue as an ice cream parlor. After the initial decision was made to sell comics along side of sundaes, Feldman — who cites Superman as his favorite comic character — began to focus his business more on collectibles than frozen treats. By the 1990s, the store was dedicated to comics, coins, sport/non-sport cards and collectible gaming cards like the eternally popular Magic the Gathering. Here’s the full profile with photos.