WE’RE NOT DONE YET. Author Joseph Campbell created the concept of the Heroes Journey. It’s a narrative the charts how a scrawny person grows to become a hero of legend and the process they must undergo to achieve that status. After they receive their call to an adventure they seek out training to help … Read More
Martin Casas learned some terrible news a week ago — his entire personal collection of 3,000 comic books had been stolen.
New this week: Adventure Time Marcy and Simon #3, Star Wars #63, Avengers #17, Naomi #3, and Teen Titans #28.
Thanks to Alexis Zotos for stopping by the shop and featuring us on her awesome podcast! You can listen to Martin on Meet St. Louis below: Listen to the interview on Soundcloud here.
Join us Saturday, November 11th at 1pm for a reading of The Power Within by Author JE Nelson! This riveting, middle-school zombie thriller is told through the eyes of Daphne, an Autistic twelve-year-old girl. Feel what she feels, and see what she sees as this adventure keeps you on your toes. Daphne isn’t just your typical … Read More
Martin Casas spent years in city government, absorbing the ire of people whose trash hadn’t been picked up. Last September, he set out on a more heroic career. He opened Apotheosis Comics & Lounge (3206 S. Grand), a boutique comic book store and bar on bustling South Grand Boulevard. The name is a nod to … Read More
Check out this week’s new releases, including Batman #53, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #308, and Pearl #1.
“We have been open in our current location since September and we’ve slowly been plugging along, getting the liquor license set up and the bar and everything else,” says owner Martin Casas, 37. “But now we’re having our grand opening. All the pieces are in place and we’re finally gonna have everything we need.”
Cities are fluid, unpredictable creatures and the buildings that populate them are that, as well. Though many years have passed since Whiz Bam! inhabited a modest storefront at 3206 South Grand, there’s no mistake as you walk through the front door of that address that the space now occupied by Apotheosis Comics once housed arguably the greatest video store of its generation; you can just feel it.
When they’re not punching aliens through skyscrapers in fictional cities like Metropolis, comic book superheroes generally behave like real-life coastal elites — doing most of their work in New York City and Los Angeles.
But on rare occasions, comic books do acknowledge the existence of other cities, and sometimes that city is St. Louis! When that happens, Martin Casas, co-owner of Apotheosis Comics (3206 South Grand Boulevard, 314-260-1689), takes special note.