… And with this, so do the comic book stores!
COLUMBIA — One Midlands business is taking today’s unsteady economy and turning it into an opportunity to grow.
Heroes and Dragons, a comic book store located off of Broad River Road, is home to thousands of alternative stories for a large variety of readers.
“The industry has expanded to provide pretty much any type of comic book that a person would like,” said Brian Eison. “It’s a really easy, open medium.”
Eison said the target demographic has changed significantly for the comic book industry.
“Ten to twenty years ago, you’d have a very specific group of readers wanting to read about super heroes, guys fighting in tights,” he said. “Now you’ve got crime comics, romance comics, comics for kids.”
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This is a debate I have got into more than once! Whether comic books are a social commentary on society – or whether they are for kids – and I have to say, that sometimes the set up of comic books do seem to cater more for little kids (or are kinda dingy and creepy looking).
What’s your stance on comic books? For kids, or a little more sophisticated than that? How about your local comic book stores?
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