Comic book junkies have a new place to get their fix in San Angelo starting this week.
Wednesday saw the opening of Outer Rim Collective, a comic/manga/anime shop located at 4132B Sherwood Way.
The shop has been a labor of love for owner Cruz Hernandez, who sensed the time was right to start the business. “I’ve been into comics since the fifth grade and I’ve always wanted my own shop.” Hernandez said. “And with the closing of Hastings, I decided it was time to organize this and get it situated.”
After a GoFundMe campaign and a bit of guerrilla marketing drummed up some capital, Hernandez’s dream became a reality.
One of the incentives for opening the shop was the growing universal appeal of comics, which Hernandez said aren’t just for guys anymore. “There’s been a considerable rise in female readership over the last few years. So we definitely kept that in mind when we were setting the place up.”
Outer Rim Collective will be open seven days a week. For more information, visit their Facebook page.