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;
@MarkWaid Waiting for Bleeding Cool to do an article positing that you're going to buy ALL the comic stores and then shut them down.
— Paul D. Storrie (@storrieville) September 5, 2013
Bit unlikely, Paul…