On Monday, March 19, 2012 Laura Carroll’s article, Comic book store industry doing well in Las Vegas, was published by the Las Vegas Business Press. Carroll reported on the state of the Las Vegas comic book retailer and aside from the Silver Cactus Comics closure last month, sales have been up for many shops in the valley and business is good. Carroll interviewed a few shop owners including our very own Jim Brocius.
Here’s an excerpt:
For 16 years, Cosmic Comics has experienced growth every year with the exception of one year, according to co-owner Jim Brocius.
“I’m not sure what it is that drives people to take up reading as a form of entertainment,” Brocius said of his success. “I’m a hard worker. I’ve reinvested everything I’ve made. Selection is the key.”
When he first opened Cosmic, Brocius said there were about 28 stores. Since then, he’s seen many come and go.
“I’ve seen dozens and dozens of them fail, probably 50 or 60,” Brocius said.
In addition to being the founder and co-owner of Cosmic Comics, Jim Brocius is also a member of the Merry Marvel Marching Society, a 3-time recipient of the fabled Marvel Comics No-Prize, and twice featured in the legendary “Stan’s Soapbox”.