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.
Apotheosis Comics on Grand now sells WellBeing Brewing Company’s non-alcoholic beer! See the story of how the company came about.
Learn science and play board games! Genius Games’ games can be bought, played, and tested at Apotheosis Comics.
A sizable number of St. Louis businesses, including Apotheosis Comics, have signed on to “save the raise” — pledging to continue to pay at least $10/hour even as the legal requirement in the city drops back to $7.70.