Annual Comic Book Show returns to Columbus

Annual Comic Book Show returns to Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Fountain City has played host to the Columbus Comic Book Show twice a year since 2005.

On Sunday, hundreds of comic fans made their way to the Coca-Cola Space Science Center for the final show of the year.

Organizers said that they expected as many as 500 guests to attend the museum, which is normally closed on Sundays.

"The museum is open, we have our exhibits up for display, all of our simulators are open.  Plus on top of that there is a comic book show," said Dutch Cummings, Coordinator of Visitors Services at Coca-Coca Space Science Center.

The show brings people of all ages and from all over the region to the museum.  Some as comic fans, others as vendors of comic memorabilia.

"I make these custom boxes, my custom sci-fi and horror boxes, I do all of these by hand and we put all the figures in pieces in there or the box sells by itself," said Allan Lortz, who traveled from Atlanta to make it to this event. 

Some areas of the museum were available for comic book authors to interact with fans and sign some of their books.  It was a great opportunity for families and people of all ages to enjoy one of their hobbies.

"It pretty much (attracts) anybody, because I go to a lot of shows myself, I love toys and comics.  I collect all the time.  So there are always families with children, the kids are collecting and the adults are collect," said Cummings.  

The next comic book show will be held on Feb. 26, 2017 at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. To learn more, visit their Facebook page.

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