Tag: LCS

My LCS, My Self

I came to comics late. My first undergrad roommate was a huge DC and Vertigo fan (this was in the late 90s), and I went to our college town’s LCS with her a couple times, but I didn’t really understand how to get into comics, nor did the shop make them particularly approachable to a shy sci-fi nerd who had no idea what treasures the racks would eventually contain for her. Roomie lent me her Sandman trades. I tried but wasn’t into it.

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Jumping the Turnstiles

I grew up in a fairly small town, in a place that didn’t really have much in the way of comic books. There was one local Hastings, which had a poor selection, and one Barnes & Noble, which didn’t carry single issues and had a trade paperback section that was spotty at best. For a thirteen year old in a time before the internet, finding and then making the trek to a comic book store was something of a brutal challenge. Once I finally made it there, I distinctly remember being ecstatic to finally make it to this place. It felt like some kind of mecca, some kind of huge step in my life to be able to even just cross the threshold of the place that held so much of what I loved.

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