A new adventure begins with comic shop launch

Nathan Vaughan, owner of First Order Comics, in St Ives.

Nathan Vaughan, owner of First Order Comics, in St Ives. - Credit: Archant

The likes of Spider-Man, Wolverine, and The Incredible Hulk are set to land in St Ives later this year, thanks to the launch of a comic book store in Bull Lane.

First Order Comics, which is scheduled to open in December, is the brainchild of 22-year-old Nathan Vaughan – a retail worker who has always had a passion for the genre.

After spotting a gap in the market in St Ives, Nathan decided to bring his idea to life, and work is now under way decorating his first business.

“With Marvel and DC films always being big Hollywood blockbusters, its popularity is at an all time high,” said Nathan.

“With a large number of youths in St Ives with not a lot for them in town, I thought I would set up somewhere for them to come and hang out and buy the latest comics and trading cards and have a good time.

“Not only that but it’s somewhere anyone can come to buy for birthdays and Christmas, as I know the people in town often struggle for such things and often have to go elsewhere or online for gifts.”

As well as Marvel and DC comics and trading cards, Nathan – a self-confessed The Amazing Spider-Man fan - hopes to sell graphic novels, DVDs, board games, toys and models too.

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“I’ve always loved comic books ever since I was a kid,” he added.

“I like both the stories and the artwork. I think it’s a great way to get kids to read if they don’t like reading books.”