Mark Waid, Art Baltazar And Franco Get Into Bed Together Over Comic Shop Ownership


On Monday, Mark Waid announced he had bought into a comic store, Alter Ego Comics in Muncie, Indiana.

Today, he's announced that he and the co-owners of that store have also invested in Art Baltazar and Franco's store Aw Yeah Comics, in Stokie, Illinois. And that Art and Franco have invested in Alter Ego…

Mark points out that Aw Yeah business manager Marc Hammond mentioned that;

to our knowledge, no one had ever done anything quite like this before in the comics retail community.

I certainly can't think of a precedent. He describes it as;

A six-way partnership between some of the most prominent and vocal figures in the industry. The Image Comics of Brick-and-Mortar.

So who's going to walk out first then? Sorry, couldn't resist.

Now the question is… who's next? As Paul Storrie points out;

Bit unlikely, Paul…


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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