Michigan Comic Shop Owner Shot in Robbery

Van Jensen

Van Jensen is a former crime reporter turned comic book writer. In addition to ComicMix, he contributes to Publishers Weekly and Comic Book Resources. He lives in Atlanta, and his blog can be found at graphicfiction.wordpress.com.

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3 Responses

  1. Todd VerBeek says:

    The shops around here don't "compete" with each other, and I mean that in a good way. I remember back in the bad old says of speculation-induced shortages that they'd call around to each other to help a regular reader find a book that they'd run out of because it was "hot". None of them want Apparitions to close, and of course they want Dave Pirkola to recover.

  2. Van Jensen says:

    Thanks for posting, Todd. That was exactly what I meant – here are shops that would seem to be competitors, but the owners are all very close and pulling together. That's one of the things you have to love about comics, the sense of community.

  3. Gary Clavette says:

    Dave is a sweetheart of a guy. This is a horrible thing to happen. It's nice that comic shop owners are so gracious, but what about the giant distributor that all of those in the industry have to deal with. I am curious to see if they will help in keeping this comic shop in business during this tragedy. Needless to say, I have my doubts. Maybe I'm wrong and they will be a gem!