January 2014 Dallas Comic Book Show Wrap-Up

What a weekend! If you haven’t been to one of Chris Latshaw’s quarterly comic book events, then you’re missing a real fun time. I’ve been a part of the show for a little over a year and a half now, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend than with a group of comic book lovers amongst the stacks of possible treasures.

DSC03950 With this show, we were graced with the presence of a artistic veteran, Allen Bellman. Mr. Bellman, at the age of 89 (I think), still gets around very well. I approached his table and he greeted me with a great big smile and a line of how he was there with Stan Lee from the beginning. A story for fans, old and young, you couldn’t help but want to hang out and listen. And cool artwork, also. Considering the years that Allen worked at Timely Comics, which eventually became Marvel, I just had to have the piece of Captain America delivering a punch to the chin of Adolf Hitler.

I was lucky enough to get invited to dinner that Saturday night with the guests. Dining with my friend Tom Branch, it’s pretty cool to sit down and eat with people in the industry. Though Tom listened to Ron Marz, Ron Frenz, and Tom DeFalco for most of the meal, I enjoyed the conversation with Mr. Bellman and his wife, Joe Corroney, and Ron Marz’s wife. Plus, the fact that I got to chauffeur Corroney and Frenz in my car was pretty cool, too.

I sold some books, and then turned around and gave most of it right back picking up an Amazing Spider Man #252 (autographed by Frenz and DeFalco), got a Red Sonja #1 (1973), and this cool Iron Man Arc Reactor USB Drive!

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Located just north of downtown Garland, A Galaxy Called Dallas is your new Favorite Local Comic Shop! We carry everything a growing fanboy or fangirl needs and if we don't have it in stock, we can get it quickly. We offer a subscription service for the comics fan, an Honor Roll program for students in grades K-6, and even discount programs for teachers. Events are scheduled throughout the week and range from game nights to special interest clubs. Come see us on the southwest corner of North Garland Avenue and Belt Line Road in the North Star Crossing shopping center near Nickelrama and Sali's Pizza.