June 4, 2013
Article and photo by Shaun Lebby, graphic designer for The Talon
Two brothers' dreams came true when they opened Rocket Comics in Sun City earlier this year.
Former MSJC students Jessie and Zach Heinrichs had always wanted to open a comic book shop together. They felt students in this area would appreciate a local place for gaming and hanging out.
Rocket Comics offers comic books, graphic novels, figurines, card games, and more. If customers are having difficulty selecting what to read, the owners keep a list of their recommendations on display behind the register.
“The books that we offer have something for everyone,” said Jessie. “They cover the same topics as most novels, from crime thrillers to romances, not just superheroes in tights.”
They also have free Wifi and vintage arcade games to play.
Special events are held throughout the year, such as movie night, game night, Yu-gi-oh! tournaments, handball tournaments, as well as gallery nights for local artists.
If comics and cards aren’t your thing, they also have board games. Patrons can play “Last Night on Earth,” a game that allows you to participate as a survivor in a small town, or as one of the zombies devouring the locals.
Rocket Comics is located at 27140 Shadel Rd. in Menifee. They are open Mon-Sat from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the shop at (951) 309-1537.
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