Here we are, in the past! Rob made a quick decision in order to repair the store, to head to the year 2001.

2001 was such a monumental year in comics, especially for me. A ton of amazing books released that year: Grant Morrison’s New X-Men, Wolverine Origin, Kevin Smith’s Green Arrow, Geoff Johns’ Flash, Ultimate Spider-Man, and of course all of the stories that evolved out of the terrible events of 9/11 – such as Amazing Spider-Man #36.

That year marked my return to the world of collecting comics, guided by Rob – who was working part-time during that period at Stadium Comics while we studied at college. 2001 was also the first time I attended Wizard World Chicago which back then was the second largest comic convention in the world. It was such an amazing experience that we would make the trip to Chicago con our annual tradition, up until about two years ago. Now that Rob and I run Stadium, it’s harder to find the time to get away from the store!

Thanks for reading, and hopefully we’ll see some of you at our Flash #1 Release Party this week, featuring our guest Francis Manapul! We filmed this quick video to promote our event. Hope you enjoy it!