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January 2, 2014


100 Comics Positives For 2013: Veteran Comics Writer Mark Waid Bought Into An Indiana Comics Store

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There's nothing about the story of Mark Waid and Christina Blanch buying into Muncie's Alter Ego Comics and then facilitating a swap of minor ownership shares in a store in Skokie that isn't nice. It's good to have a working creator involved on the retailer level. Waid is also a digital publisher. Waid, Blanch and original owner/operator Jason Pierce have moved the store downtown where I think all comics shops should go. Waid moved a bunch of his memorabilia into the store. If I could have gone downtown when I was a kid, bought a comic book, and then asked a walking encyclopedia of comics knowledge with his name on the cover of a bunch of books a question or two, I think I could have died happy at 12 years old. It kind of makes me happy now, and I don't even live in Muncie anymore.
 
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