(South Florida Times)
Opa-locka, FL – As a geeky kid growing up in Miami Gardens during the 80s, comic books were the equivalent of nirvana on the page. Few things produced the level of euphoric elation in me like bursting into the comic book store on a late Wednesday afternoon when all the new issues would hit the shelves.
I have personally begged, borrowed and risked bodily harm to get to North Miami Beach to hit the now long gone Tropic Comics, or the still hanging in there Villains comic book store. Till this day, I find a sense of peace and tranquility walking through the aisles of Tate’s Comics or Past, Present, Future in Broward county. I’ve even taken a few dates there. (Which probably explains why I’m single. Don’t judge me God knows my heart).
Anyway, that trek is a bit much, especially for kids south of county line road. For one day, however, thanks To Jeff Carroll and Troy Bernier, that galaxy far, far away, got a lot closer.