Comic fans open spe­cial­ist book shop

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MARVEL  LOUS new comic book shop is open­ing in the town cen­tre.

The Comic Book Shop, at 70 Ch­ester­gate, will be Macclesfield’s only store ded­i­cated to all things su­per - from he­roes to vil­lains and be­yond.

It is be­ing launched by dy­namic duo Daniel Slater, of Chapel Street, Macclesfield, an air­craft en­gi­neer who has had a life­long pas­sion for comics, and his busi­ness part­ner Laura McCarthy, 21.

He said: “One day when I was young my dad came home with six card­board boxes full of comics that his friend was throw­ing away. I opened them up and was im­me­di­ately hooked. I started col­lect­ing them prop­erly about eight years ago. X-Men has al­ways been one of my favourites, as well as Bat­man and the Pun­isher.”

Laura is go­ing to be in charge of run­ning the shop while Daniel, 30, con­tin­ues as an en­gi­neer, but he will be work­ing at the store on Satur­days.

From his years of col­lect­ing Daniel has amassed about 20 boxes full of comics.

He added: “There’s prob­a­bly about four or five thou­sand is­sues. I have a few that are worth a bit of money – in­clud­ing a New Mu­tant is­sue 98 which is the first ap­pear­ance of the su­per­hero Dead Pool that would prob­a­bly sell for £250. Open­ing the shop is some­thing I have al­ways wanted to do - a dream come true.”

To cel­e­brate the shop’s launch on Fe­bru­ary 14 it is now run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion for school chil­dren aged be­tween 5 to 16. All they have to do to en­ter is drop a pic­ture of their favourite su­per­hero, or one they have cre­ated, through the let­ter­box of the shop’s door on Ch­ester­gate along with their name, age and ad­dress by Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 13.

This will placed in the shop’s win­dow, and the win­ner gets £20 to spend in store and a signed comic from Macclesfield’s Marc makes comics.

● Laura McCarthy and Daniel Slater with a cou­ple of the com­pe­ti­tion en­tries.

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