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Over half-a-century ago, my happy obsession with comic books began when I stumbled upon an issue more thrilling and more compelling than anything I'd read previously; Dennis The Menace Goes to Hawaii. For, this Giant-Sized volume opened my young eyes to the world of volcanos, elephant ear plants and poi.
Over time, the comics taught to me some valuable truths. About women: except for hair color, weren't Betty and Veronica pretty much the same woman? About tolerance: could a "real man" like Dick Tracy fall in love with an illegal alien if she looked like the Moon Maiden? About Family: why had most of my favorite super heroes lost their families and still persevered?
Yet, I still had my family, so, in the mid- 1960's, I teamed up with my brother Jerry - the true adventure hero - and formed The Adventure Heroes Club. With the purpose of bringing together the universal assortment of avid fans of comic books, we published Adventure Heroes' Hideaway. The fanzine (selling at that time for about 25 cents; now back issues on Ebay are priced at $ 80.00) ran for eleven issues while the club embraced a membership of a few dozen fans. Small fries in the present day of comic fandom, but a monstrous feat fifty years ago.
Today, through the assistance of my children (Morgan and Adam), I have surrounded myself with merchandise from the past, the present and the future; all items of Intrigue. Sadly, my brother Jerry is no longer here to partner with me on this new venture. He would have loved this shop. There is no doubt Intrigue would have been this Hero's Hideaway.
Stop by and make it yours!
John Buccafusco, Owner