BRANDON, FL – Comic book store owner William Insignares recently discovered several of his pricey vintage comics were ruined by water.
“It still makes me sick,” said Insignares, who owns Blockbuster Comics in Brandon has been going over his list full of comics, some of which are rare, that were ruined by water and mold at his store.
The water damage ruined big ticket items in the shop like a 1956 Superman Volume 1 #109, valued at around $950, and a signed, now irreplaceable issue of Crisis of Infinite Earths.
“[That] one was special because the late Dick Giordano signed it for me,” he said.
Insignares looked for inspiration in his heroes of pulp and turned his tragedy into triumph. His plan is to now preserve these valuable comics for all to see.
“I thought, why not take these valuable pages, beautiful comic art and preserve it forever,” he said.
William teamed up with Seriously Fun, LLC to redecorate, starting with the front door.
“What we are going to do is take some of the comic books and fuse them to the front door using a proprietary modge-podge method we use, that way they can be immortalized for life,” said David Noll, co-owner of Seriously Fun, LLC.
The door covered with rare comics is expected to be completed by March.
You can track their progress by checking out their Facebook page.