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By Matthew Bertrand
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About

When I was growing up in Odessa, we had at least 3 different comic shops. It was great! If i made straight "A's" on my report card, I was at my local shop.

Fast forward 20 years and the landscape looks much different now. Odessa has not had a LOCAL, DEDICATED comic shop in years. Verily, I say it is as barren as the land of the Frost Giants, (ahem, sorry...i went a little Thor right there.)

But, I say to you, all is not lost!! Nerd culture has become part of every day life! From local comic cons, to millions made at blockbuster movies, to ratings giants on the small screen (all based on comics, mind you) Odessa needs a local HIVE in which to jump in and be a part of the Nerd Renaissance.

But, The HIVE will be so much more than just a comic shop. Board games, collectibles, game nights, events, signings, school programs, this is our hope for the HIVE.

The HIVE will be an inclusive and welcoming place for all of us that have a bit of nerd in them. It will be a safe haven for the kid who doesn't fit in at school. A social place for the oil field worker who would wants dive into the newest Sci-Fi adventure by an independent company. It will partner with elementary schools in the area to develop reader reward programs to develop a love of reading and art in the youth of our community.

Funding will be used for initial inventory and needed supplies / fixtures to get the shop ready for the masses. We would like to have to store well stocked with items that YOU, our friends, want to have.

Will you stand with the HIVE and and support local business? Will you lend us your swords and shields as we stand together to make Asgar...I mean, Odessa more nerdy?

This is YOUR SHOP! THIS IS YOUR COMMUNITY!

Risks and challenges

Over the past year i have extensive done research on ways that shops fail and how they flourish. I have noted what works for me and what I would never do.

All new business will have rough waters they face, but luckily, I have been able to make contacts and receive mentoring form owners that have been in the business for decades. that mentor-ship has been vital to my growth and will continue to be so.

I take challenges and struggles as part of the game if you are starting your own business. Anything worth pursuing is going to take work, creativity, and a stubborn determination to make what you value come to life.

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    Level 1 Package

    Participants will receive 1 T-Shirt Produced by the Hive so you can show your support everywhere and 1 mixed bag of 10 comic books.

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    Participant will receive 2 T-Shirts produced by the HIVE, 1 mixed bag of 10 comics, access members only sales, access to members only game nights, and early access to events (Free Comic Book Day, sales, etc.)

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