On Sunday, our pals at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn were shocked upon awakening to find a mini-van had crashed into their store. Although it looked dramatic, and took out an 8-foot long shelf of kids’ comics—and a bathroom, setting off a flood—the shop was in good enough shape to reopen today.
Luckily no one was injured and owners Dan and Katie Merritt have insurance, but you might way to stop by and pick up a few extra items to help out.
Although cars crashing into comics-related building probably doesn’t happen any more often than crashes into non-comics related buildings, this is the third such incident we can think of off the top of our head.
In 2003, a drunk driver slammed into the offices of Slave Labor Comics.
In 2006, a 16 year old driver crashed into the Mesa headquarters of the Phoenix-area Atomic Comics chain, closing the store for 5 months. The incident led to the chain eventually closing down.
Okay, that’s only 3 times in a decade—very scary but no injuries!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.