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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