|Gail Simone and Acme Comics manager Jermaine "Lord Retail" Exum|
|Acme Comics in Greensboro NC|
|This young lady was thrilled to meet Batgirl and Gail Simone during her very first trip to a comic shop!|
The store has a great atmosphere. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for it. I had a fun conversation with one of the stores friendly employees, the blue Mohawk sporting Cody who explained where everything in the store was located and shared several highlights of the stores history including a visit from Powers writer Brian Bendis. I also met store manager Jermaine Exum aka “Lord Retail”. Exum started out at the store as an unpaid volunteer in the mid 90s and worked his way to store manager 2 years later. His creative marketing ideas helped keep the store thriving when all the others were dropping like flies.
|When visiting Acme Comics, say hi to Cody! Hi, Cody!|
|Manager Jermaine "Lord Retail" Exum(left) with customers|
This year, Acme Comics, the winner of the Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and has plans to host a comic con in the area called “Comic Book City Con” later this year with a guest line up that will include Mark Waid and Jonathon Hickman. I hear that Acme Comics puts on a heck of a Free Comic Book Day and I have every intention of returning to visit this fun store. Oh, and thanks to Gail Simone for signing my copy of Back Issue #54!
|Gail Simone at Acme Comics, giving yours truly her autograph! I love comics!|