Rhody Gem: The Time Capsule

October 2020


What it is:

Along with comic books, The Time Capsule specializes in a variety of retail collectibles, including toys, vinyl records, and old-school video games, frequently restocking with both new releases and vintage finds.


Where to find it:

You can’t miss the bright blue, yellow, and red signs with outlined comic fonts along Pontiac Avenue in Cranston, with records and novelties displayed in the window.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

True to its name, this comic book shop is a step back in time to the analog era of turntables and pop art with records and cassettes lining the walls, vintage comics preserved in sleeves, and glass cases of collectible toys. Hobbyists and casual readers alike are invited to browse the nondescript cardboard boxes brimming with transportive titles featuring a range of beloved Marvel and DC superheroes alongside some new players you might not have heard of if you haven’t been keeping up with the comic book scene. “People feel welcome when they come,” says owner Rob Yeremian. “We greet everyone at the door but then let them browse at their own pace. We never push anything on customers – our selection sells itself!” Browsing now includes a plexiglass barrier at the register, capacity limits, and new release updates posted online.


The Time Capsule537 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston • @thetimecapsuleri


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