Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Comic shop owner, show promoter celebrates birthday

Not all is right in the comic book world, something is amiss.
Normally characters from the pages of comics near and far don't age (unless it's in a splinter universe, or advances the plot.), however on this day, the second of December, year of our lord 2014, one such character has aged by an entire year.
That's right lads and lasses, Dennis L. Barger, Jr., co-owner of WonderWorld Comics and promoter of the annual Detroit Fanfare admitted via a Facebook notification that he was in fact born, and continues to age.
Make no mistake, the self-anointed "King of all the geeks" is definitely a character of epic proportions, but he continues to break all the rules and not follow the well-known tropes of his genre of pop-culture.
Anyone that knows the man, knows its mostly myth and legend, but on this day hundreds of friends, coworkers, acquaintances and other people he vaguely knows reached out and told him "Happy Birthday," in one way or another. Some simply with the words, others with topless photos of Bea Arthur (who ironically enough is having a career resurgence because of it. Moments after her message was posted, it was announced the complete series of Maude would be released on DVD in early 2015.). It's unclear if those are related.
Barger had an outpouring of support not seen since any other person with a similar number of Facebook friends also celebrated their own birthday.
Seriously though, anyone that really wants to wish him a Happy Birthday, should stop by Kickstarter and pledge to the Detroit FanFare Kickstarter for the 2015 show coming up in February. Check out the Kickstarter here: http://goo.gl/eH9ovc

*Note, most of this story is tongue-in-cheek, but the Kickstarter is very real, donate if you can so we can all have a good time.

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