August 29, 2014

Comic Shop Opens Doors in Garland

Navy Veteran Follows Deceased Wife’s Wishes           

     Garland, Texas, August 29, 2014:  A Galaxy Called Dallas will celebrate its grand opening on September 13, 2014. The store is located in the North Star Crossing shopping center at 1238 Belt Line Rd. #365 with N. Garland Avenue being the nearest cross street. Entertainment will be in great supply as representatives from the geek community come out to show support. Authors Jaye Wells and A. Lee Martinez will be signing books and mingling, as well as, artist Thomas Branch, Eddie Medina, podcaster Cole Houston, and costumers Glitzy Geek Girl and the Taffeta Darling. Visitors will be able to participate in game demos, enjoy balloon artists and face painters, and meet their favorite super heroes. Prize drawings throughout the day will lead up to a costume contest with cash prizes going to the winners. Doors open at 10:30 AM and the ribbon cutting with city officials present will take place at approximately 11:00 AM.

Owner James Pickering, a Navy veteran, has two employees, Thomas Chick and ChelsieJo Smith, with his four year old daughter, Lillian, lending a big hand when she isn't in school. The shop was something that came with deep thought after James lost his wife Carroll to brain cancer in 2013. Her last words were for him to be happy, so he thought to follow his dream of owning his own shop. With the support of family and friends, he’s now living up to wish.


  1. Ms. Lillian has several positions. Chief among those "Window Cleaner". Please admire and comment. She would appreciate it.


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