Before they were married, Steve Koch tried to convince his then-girlfriend Carla to try joining him in something he loved: reading comic books. She was skeptical -- comics weren't really her thing -- but he selected a special book for her, X-Men No. 1, and insisted that she would like it if she just gave it a chance.
YouTube Steve Koch, the long-time owner and founder of Comic Headquarters.
"I thought comic books were crazy," Carla Koch tells Daily RFT. "I thought comic-book people were just too stupid to read real books."
When she fell asleep reading it and creased the cover, she was afraid he'd get mad at her for creasing the cover of his collectible.
But he didn't mind, Carla says. "That's just the kind of guy he was. He just wanted me to read it and like it. He knew the true value of a comic book was in the story and the art, not as it being a collectible."More »