April 21, 1982
Ed Kleiman, owner of Granada News, stocks shelves of comic books. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune)
A News-Tribune assessment of the local comic book scene in the spring of 1982 included the photos that accompany this post. The photos were taken at Granada News, 15 W. Superior St. Other comic book hot spots, reported the News-Tribune, were the Book Nook, 23 N. First Ave. W, and Globe News in Superior.
Titles on the racks of Granada News in these photos include: ROM SpaceKnight, Star Wars, Team America, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Conan, Jonah Hex, X-Men, Thor, Dazzler, Captain America, The Defenders and Power Man and Iron Fist.
Ed Kleiman, owner of Granada News, offered this comic book outlook:
"When the Hulk was big on TV a couple of years ago we’d sell 50 to 70 of him a month. Now he’s way down. Same with Iron Man. Lately it’s Daredevil and X-Men – we sell about 70 of each a month."
Teen Titans was poised to start selling big, Kleiman said.
Comic books line the racks at Granada News in downtown Duluth. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune)