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Old January 25th, 2012, 10:33:31 PM   #1
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Default Willie Lumpkin makes the Front Page!

As many of you know, our very own Willie Lumpkin is the proud owner of Atomik Comics in Johnson City, Tennessee. It isn't your run of the mill LCS with a bunch of cards, toys and new books. Atomik Comics has a HUGE inventory of silver/bronze comics and recently made the front page of the local newspaper (for the 5th time for those of you counting). You can access the article here: Comic Boom: Local stores follow national trend with rising sales

The article discusses what is becoming a booming comic industry again. Just a little something for those of you who seem to think the comic industry is on the brink of going all digital.



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Old January 25th, 2012, 10:51:23 PM   #2
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CONGRATS SHAWN....!!!

Good to hear you're place in doing well and scaling well...!!! Hope you are well...!!!
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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:08:22 AM   #3
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That's cool! Congrats on everything man!
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Awesome! Congrats man!
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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:51:50 AM   #5
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Where has Willie been???


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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:56:04 AM   #6
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Where has Willie been???
Clearly by the newspaper article he is too busy selling awesomeness!!
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Shawn was in the middle of a major renovation when he had terrible water leak. Since then he has been juggling completing the renovation, running his store and making time with his new lady friend. Dude is running and gunning from sun up till way past sun down.

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Old January 26th, 2012, 02:23:28 AM   #8
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Shawn was in the middle of a major renovation when he had terrible water leak. Since then he has been juggling completing the renovation, running his store and making time with his new lady friend. Dude is running and gunning from sun up till way past sun down.
Lady friend? Nice! I'm working on wearing one down now myself.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 02:33:23 AM   #9
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Great article - I have noticed the comic shops getting busier where I am at too.


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Old January 26th, 2012, 10:46:32 AM   #10
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congrats!!


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Old January 26th, 2012, 03:46:09 PM   #11
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Thank You guys! I have been pulling 18 hour days about four times a week renovating not only my shop (again!!) but the upstairs loft as well. And since Lynsey moved in (by the way the best employee I've EVER had) I have had even less time to myself. Not complaining one bit though as that is her below. No she is not vision impaired... That I know of.
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And here I was expecting a front page headline with quotes from neighbors saying "Who would've guessed? He was always so quiet, kept to himself......"
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. No she is not vision impaired... That I know of.
WOW Willie - no wonder...! Congrats man...!!!

Awesome news all the way around....!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 03:36:35 PM   #14
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Where has Willie been???
I ask myself that a lot lately Al. I am truly sorry for my lack of interaction as opposed to how often I posted the past few years. I need 32 hour long days to accomplish all that needs to be done. I'll be back and this I promise as soon as the tasks are done.

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And here I was expecting a front page headline with quotes from neighbors saying "Who would've guessed? He was always so quiet, kept to himself......"
There is still plenty of time for that revelation Steve!

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WOW Willie - no wonder...! Congrats man...!!!

Awesome news all the way around....!
Thank You Ken! I am VERY VERY Blessed of late and truly Thankful to my maker.



Thanks for posting this Kenn (Citizen Alpha)...Even the hat info...
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Always good to see you around.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 04:59:52 PM   #16
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Always good to see you around.
Don't for a minute think I do not miss the halcyon days of the past on the Preeminent Bowen site upon the web! I just wish Mini-Busts were still a viable business opp. for Randy. I understand the economics though..:/ I also muchly miss seeing you handle the rabble or crass comments with grace, style, and furious vengeance when and if called for.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:44:48 PM   #17
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congrats on the article!! cool.
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Thank You Heirtoasguard!
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Old February 24th, 2012, 03:26:51 PM   #19
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Awesome! I will definitely see if I can manage a trip to this shop next time I am down in TN! I love stories like this!
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Awesome! I will definitely see if I can manage a trip to this shop next time I am down in TN! I love stories like this!
You will be welcomed with open arms my friend... Mine though... Not Lynseys.
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