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Comics 2: The DC New 52

September 5, 2011 11:16 a.m.

Comickaze store owner talks about the DC New 52.

Related Story: Entertainment News: The DC New 52

Transcript:

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ANCHOR: DC Comics highly anticipated re-launch of their entire universe is now underway. KPBS reporter Beth Accomando checks in at Comickaze in Clairemont to find out what this means for comic book stores.

COMICS 2 (:46)

DC Comics New 52 is a massive reboot designed to create a new generation of comic book readers as well as to bring those who stopped reading back into the fold. Comickaze owner Robert Scott says it's definitely generating buzz and bringing new faces into his store.

COMICS 2A (:14)
ROBERT SCOTT: We've had a lot of people coming back to make sure that we were going to have enough copies because as some people probably know the first issue of Justice league completely sold out even before they actually shipped to us. So people are wanting to make sure that they don't get caught missing out on any of the other issues.

The next issue of the New 52 hits shelves on Wednesday and will also be available online. Scott says the same day digital release might pull customers away from a brick and mortar store but he's hoping it will just create more interest all around in comics.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.