First Time at a Comic Book Store


Stepping into a comic book store is like taking a step out of the real world. There is something about crossing the threshold of the door that changes the universe you’re in.  This can be really shocking for a newbie. After all, your local strip-mall seems like a strange place for a transdimensional door. Nevertheless, it is an experience that too few people have had. I can’t preach to vehemently, my first experience took place only three or so years ago.

I grew up in a relatively small country town. There was only one traffic light in my home-town, let alone a comic book store. So while I was a comic fan at a very young age, that fandom did not include ownership. My first visit to a brick and mortar comic shop (Comix Corner) was at twenty years old, and it had a huge impact.

I walked in and…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on October 25, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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