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Comic Book Store Comes to Huntington

No figurines, no cards, no t-shirts -- just books for this shop.

Escape Pod Comics, which just opened in Huntington village last week, puts the emphasis on the word "book" in comic book store.

Unlike the comic book store in Big Bang Theory, or many others in the area for that matter, this store has no figurines, no card games -- just books. From superheroes to unique stories, there is a comic for everyone, just as their motto suggests.

"Part of the reason the shop is laid out this way is that, if you have an interest in any kind of story -- you like a certain kind of movie, a certain kind of book, or a certain kind of musical -- we're going to have something that matches that," store owner Menachem Luchins said.

Luchins used a Kickstarter fundraising campaign, as well as the help of small investors and his own funds, to open up his shop at 302 Main Street.

"I wanted to do this for a year, but I wanted to do it since I was a little kid," Luchins said.

For him, there is no specific comic that is his favorite -- he just truly enjoys the medium.

"When I was a little kid I thought comics were the coolest thing," Luchins said. But at one point, he outgrew the stories he was reading and there was no store that helped him elevate to a new level in the medium.

"My favorite comic is a comic that is done well," he said.

Eventually, he came upon a comic book store with books that showed that there was more to comics.

"I realized there's so much out there," Luchins said. "There's really something for everyone."

The store, which is still expecting hundreds of comics to come in, has artwork from a variety of talented artists and friends of Luchins lining the walls, as well as comic books of all sizes and storylines. Back issues of superhero comics are also available, and shelves of comics show a number of main characters -- from Cyclopes to Peanuts.

In the back of the store is a reading section for people to come in, sit down, and enjoy what the store has to offer. Behind that is a section for children, which will have comics for children to enjoy.

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Chattyc February 21, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Good luck to you but I don't think a comic book store is on high demand especially around here
Sarah February 22, 2013 at 08:22 PM
"Especially around here." Could you elaborate?
Harvey Menlo March 07, 2013 at 06:15 AM
I would suggest that the sign be changed for back issues. Kinda funny that they are 1 dollar each but when you buy 10 of them you get charged 2 bucks more ("10 for $12" reads the sign). Perhaps he is dyslexic and really meant 12 for 10 dollars.
Big_E March 07, 2013 at 11:28 AM
There are three kinds of people in this world, Harvey. Those that understand math, and those that don't... :)
Jim R. March 07, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Visited the store a couple of weeks ago and the owner couldn't be a nicer, friendlier guy. The store needs some more stock, but I hope it succeeds.

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