Kurt Bollers is the brother of Valiant editor Karl Bollers. He’s a well known comic book dealer, from shows all across the country. And on June 30th, Kurt is opening a brand new comic book store in Manhattan’s West Village called West Village Comics.
He tells me ‘It’s going to be a mom and pop-themed shop like the ones we used to visit as children. No comic boxes, just long wooden bins and showcases.’
And he is looking for a little help on GoFundMe. He writes ‘after all these years of doing comic book conventions traveling all over the country setting up at various shows. I have developed degenerative arthritis in my lower back. I might have to give up doing conventions soon. A business opportunity has developed where I would be able to open and run a comic book store in a good section of my neighborhood. Which would keep me in a set permanent location.’
I get the feeling that the opening event will be quite the thing, if he invites a few of his friends.
Will you be there for opening night?
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