To The Comic Book Store!!!


Lake Charles, LA

Last weekend I did something that I had not done in almost twenty years.  I went to a comic book store and actually bought a comic book.  Now, I’ve been to comic book stores off and on in that twenty or so year period, but it was usually to try to find an action figure I wanted, supplies for my sports card collection, or, and thank God I don’t do this anymore, to sell my soul hoping that the comic book store would sponsor or be a vendor at a convention I used to be associated with a few years ago.

This past weekend, though, I was a man on a mission.  I visited Paper Heroes on Ryan Street in Lake Charles to chat up my friend who runs the joint, Kevin.  I asked him if he had Star Wars:  Son of Dathomir in stock.  He pointed behind me to the new comic stand (obviously) and there she was, the newest Dark Horse comic that was the beginning of a short series that promises to give me and every other Star Wars fanboy some closure on one of my favorite Sith Lord, Darth Maul.

Oh, and I also picked up a case for some of my sports cards, too.

When I left the shop, I had a few errands to run in town before heading home.  Once I got home, though, I gorged myself on the comic.  It had been so long since I had simply plopped down and read a comic book.  It felt pretty darn good.  No, it felt great, and I can’t wait for the next issue to hit the shelf.

I’ll probably be visiting Paper Heroes again in the very near future to look at the other titles that Kevin had to offer.  I need to brush up on my Batman and Captain America.  I also want to explore more of the Dark Horse titles.

If you’re ever in the Lake Charles area, I highly recommend visiting Paper Heroes.  Check them out on the web at as well.  You’ll get top notch service from Kevin and there’s always something new coming to the shop.

As always, thanks for reading.  Let me know some of your favorite comic shops in the comments section.  I’d love to hear about them?

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