Name: Alex Chang
I consider this to be Archie's version of their MAX, Ultimate, or Vertigo line.
Opening up a comic store is tough. I tried opening up an on-line store and after 6 months I closed the business down. I didn't want to quit my day job, but I really wanted to be in comic book retail. Each month would be a loss for me and it was very hard to compete with the already established e-tailers. Mind you, my goal wasn't to make a profit. I just didn't want to lose money. The online thing was just supposed to be a hobby for me. What killed me was the shipping costs. I don't know how other online stores can ship products so cheap considering that I use the same shipping services. I lost about $8000 in the 6 months and decided to cut my losses. But those 6 months was fun! I'm glad that I got it out of my system.
But if you devote 100% of your time in it, I think that you can make it work.