I am totally jealous of Philadelphia right now. (Now there’s a sentence this California Girl never thought she would type.) They now have one of the coolest comic book stores in the US. Meet Ariell Johnson and her new store, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. It’s the first comic shop on the East Coast to be owned and run by a black woman.
“We will be a legit store, so expect to see the heavy hitters that we all know and love. But in addition to those usual suspects, we want to showcase diverse comics, creators, and characters. We think that comics are for everyone and anyone that loves comics-women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.”
No wonder she was named on of the 15 Remarkable Women Who Rocked 2015 by Colorlines.com. We begin 2016 by bowing to you, Ariell.
If you are in the Philly area skip the racist Philly Cheesesteak sandwich shop and drop your money at Amalgram instead.