Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, Dennis the Menace and The Walking Dead have taken up residence on 95th Street in Oak Lawn.
A new comic book store, Chimera’s Comics, has opened at 5307 W. 95th St., across the street from the village hall — no comments connecting the two, please — and owner Carmelo Chimera is thrilled to be doing business in his hometown.
Chimera already has been a businessman for two of his 23 years. His first comic book store opened in May 2011 and is doing well in downtown La Grange. His business partner there is Steve Brown, but the Oak Lawn store is owned by Chimera.
“I think this is a good location. I like being close to the library, the children’s museum and the karate studio is at the end of the block We’ve taken free comic books there; we pass out each other’s fliers, things like that. It’s cool,” Chimera said.
“I think Chicago has one of the better comic book markets in the country. There are a lot of cool stores in the area including Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie and Challengers in Chicago. I like to think America wants to see more free-standing stores. Our customers are so supportive of an independent retailer like ourself,” he said.