Oct 7, 2019 Updated Oct 7, 2019
Wood county, Ohio’s only comic book store is opening Oct. 12 in Rossford.
Located in the heart of Downtown Rossford, at 690 Dixie Highway, The Nexus 419 will be Wood County’s only dedicated comic book and pop culture collectibles store. The store sits on the corner of Bacon and Dixie Highway, across from Rossford High School.
“We’re excited to be a part of the community of Rossford.,” owner Kyle Northrop said. “This is a strong community with an incredibly bright future to match its rich history and to be a part of that is a wonderful opportunity.”
The grand opening celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. A special appearance from 2017 Gary Reed Independent Comic Creator of the Year award-winning artist Seth Damoose will be at the store selling copies of his work and doing commissions from noon to 6 p.m.
Reed taught at Henry Ford College, and owned a comic book store in Dearborn for many years.
Damoose is the artist behind independent books like “Floppy Cop,” “Savants,” “Tales of Mr. Rhee,” “I Hate Gallant Girl,” and more.
“Seth is truly one of the best people in this industry and we’re excited to open the store with him as our first in-store appearance,” Northrop said.
Damoose will be the first of 12 Great Lakes region creators to be hosted in monthly signings at the store. That schedule will be announced in the coming weeks on social media.
“We’re excited to continue to support creator-owned and independent comics,” Northrop said. “Without these creators, many of the characters that people know and love wouldn’t exist.”
In addition to Damoose, the store will offer free comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, Funko Pop vinyl figures and more in giveaways throughout the day.
The store will have a selection of anime, comic books, manga, Funko Pop toys, higher-end statues and much more.
After the grand opening, the store will be open Sun-Mon 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues-Sat 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.