By Jeremy Essig
Photo by Jeremy Essig Star Clipper opened for business Saturday under new ownership, but with many of its Delmar Loop employees.
It's fitting that the story that rebooted some of history's most famous superheroes also began a new era for St. Louis' most well-known comic book shop.
Star Clipper Comics relaunched from its new downtown location under cloudy skies Saturday morning. In a moment of beautiful synchronicity, Flashpoint, a 2011 comic book series that began anew the histories of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, among others, was the first item rung through new store's till.
Much as Flashpoint made some dramatic alterations to comic history even while maintaining some continuity, the new Star Clipper location was also a distinct mix of old and new. The smell of fresh paint and new fixtures combined with recognizable signage and some familiar faces from the store's old Delmar location to begin the store's next chapter.More »