HOUGHTON — The city of Houghton is welcoming their first ever comics book store. ABC 10’s Keweenaw Bureau Reporter Rick Allen has the story.
Thereâ€™s something new lurking underneath the parking deck in Houghton. There have been sightings of hulking green monsters and mysterious caped crusaders. Black Ice Comics is the cityâ€™s newest store and the first of its kind.
Black Ice Comics Co-Owner Shana Porteen said, â€œI was surprised that there wasnâ€™t a full-service comic shop and the reception weâ€™ve had has been â€˜Weâ€™ve been waiting our entire lives for this to happen in Houghton!â€™ and, so itâ€™s just been our pleasure to be able to bring this to the community.â€
Both Laura and Shana have backgrounds in higher educationâ€¦though Shana comes with a lot experience in comicsâ€¦her family owning a store in Oklahoma.
Porteen said, â€œI have a sign in my front porch at home that says, â€˜Making a Life is More than Making a Living,â€™ and I decided to kind of start believing in that; and, so as friends, we decided together that we would pursue a different path and so we just kind of walked away from one passion and right into another one.â€
Black Ice Comics is holding their Grand Opening on Saturday during Free Comic Book Dayâ€¦with door prizesâ€¦picture taking opportunities and a free comic.
â€œThey have over 12,000 comics to choose from and if they donâ€™t have it, they can get it for you. Oooh, Iâ€™ve been looking for this one!â€