Local comic book stores noticing upward trend due to movie success

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Summertime is known for putting out the best blockbuster movies.

Local comic book stores have noticed a trend between movie and comic book sales.

You have seen your favorite comic book characters like Superman, Batman or Captain America on the big screen and most recently, X-Men: Apocalypse. 

Regardless of mixed reviews, they are attracting more people and money into comic book stores. Owners of World’s Coolest Comics in Greenville set up special displays for what’s playing in theaters.

They say it’s due to the movies why sales are up.

“Just in the last three years, they have had the highest sale numbers they’ve had in the history of books,” said J.R. Verhuel, owner of World’s Coolest Comics.

The top-selling comic in stores right now is Batman: Rebirth #1.

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