Never miss out on an issue again! Once you sign up for the Past present Future subscription service we will pull your titles for you each and every week. Our program is simple, inform one of our friendly staff members at any of our three locations that you are interested in the service and they will handle it from there. We do request that you subscribe to a minimum of 10 titles monthly but in return you will receive a special subscriber discount on all of your books. We also we ask that you pick up your books at least once a month (if more than 4 weeks pass we can no longer guarantee your books will be held). However if you are going on vacation or plan on being out of town for an extend period of time, let us know and we will work with you.
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In the spring of 1982 Jerry Woods saw that the future of comic book sales lay in the direct market and decided to open a comic shop. Tucked in the corner of a quiet little plaza on Lantana Rd. Past Present Future was born. Soon after opening, young comic collector Mark Gallo was searching for a copy of Marvel Fanfare issue 3 and he found his way to PPF for the first time. His dedication and passion for the hobby caught the attention of Jerry and he offered Mark a position. Little did Mark know, taking this, his first job would alter the course of his life forever.
Before too long Past Present Future became THE comic book destination in Palm Beach County and by 1986 Jerry and Mark expanded into the north end opening the North Lake store. With a growing customer base the original Lantana location became too constricting and in1988 the time came to move up the street the larger Lantana & Congress store.
With two hugely successful locations and hundreds of loyal customers Jerry decided that it was time to pass along the torch and in 1991 Mark Gallo who started out just nine years earlier working for credit became the full owner of Past Present Future Comics & Games. It was a new decade and new era for the store as well as the comic industry as a whole.
The first major expansion for PPF in the 90s was the East Boca location opening in January 1993. But this was nothing compared to the opening of the massive West Palm Beach location on the corner of Military Trail and Cherry Road on September 1st 1993. To help celebrate the new location PPF held a massive in store event in April of ‘94 featuring special guest David Prowes (Darth Vader from Star Wars).
By 1995 it became clear that the West Palm Beach location was creating competition for the North Lake store, so Mark closed that location moving those customers to the more centrally located store. The Lantana location was closed in 96 for the same reason.
The remainder of 1996 saw growth in the south end as East Boca moved to a new West Boca location to reach a wider selection of customers. The biggest move in 1996 came with the opening of the Lauderhill location, this marked PPF’s first expansion out of Palm Beach County. Past Present Future no longer belonged to West Palm Beach … it became “South Florida’s premier comics and gaming chain”.
By the late 90s the comic industry was changing and things were shifting as PPF expanded further into gaming becoming a true destination for miniature and collectible card games. In 1998 the Boca location was sold and later became Docking Bay 94.
From 2001 to 2002 Past Present Future experimented with a mall location opening a shop in the Boynton Beach Mall. Though very successful this location proved to be logistically difficult to maintain. As the troubled first decade of the new millennium moved forward the Lauderhill location was sold in September of 2007 to become Cross Roads Comics, leaving PPF with only one location for the first time since 1986. But this didn’t last long on October 30th 2010 Past Present Future opened the massive Davie location.
With two strong locations in West Palm Beach, & Davie, plans are already in the works for more locations to open in the coming years, Past Present Future is truly South Florida’s premier comics and gaming chain!
PPF not only has the best selection of new comics now they are offering a wider selection of high grade comics, games, collectibles, t-shirts, Lego, statues, toys, manga, and so much more. There has never been a better time be a customer of Past Present Future Comics & Games.