HOUSTON (KTRK) --When you first walk into Third Planet Comics - WHAM! - all of the fantastic products rush and overwhelm you!
From collector's comics to movie posters to statuettes to video games to MC Hammer dolls, the store's 80000-square-foot floor has something in it for everyone. For example, the shop offers over 200 feet of wall space just for Star Wars toys and collectibles!
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Owner TJ Johnson describes the store as "a hobby that got out of hand." After being laid off, he decided to take on comic book trading and collecting as a full-time career. He began examining his collections and continued to add to them throughout the years. Now, nearly forty one years later, the store has brought together all kinds of people, even major celebrities! WOW!
TJ Johnson claims that there have been sightings of abc13's own Tom Koch, Houston Oilers tight end Jamie Williams
and even Michael Jackson!
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As Houston's largest sci-fi and fantasy bookstore, Third Planet Comics specializes in - BLAM! - any and all fandom memorabilia. In today's modern age, TJ Johnson relates comic books to soap operas. Just like each soap opera episode ends with a cliffhanger, comic books require their readers to routinely come back in order to read the conclusion from the previous issue. And, with a starting price of only $2.99, readers have the chance to earn a lot of money through their comic book investment, as some comics can even become worth millions of dollars! YOWZA!
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