The comic stars Tennessee superhero Dolly Parton
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (WTVF) – Tennessee superhero Dolly Parton now has his own comic book.
Z’s Comic Lair in Murfreesboro is a hot spot for comic book lovers according to owner Patrick Zambrano.
“They come out every Tuesday and Wednesday, so when we open on Tuesday we have people outside waiting for them to come out,” Zambrano said. “And then they’re all here, Marvel, DC and then all of our independents.”
During the pandemic, they closed and switched to online sales. That’s when collectibles made a comeback, according to Zambrano. He describes himself as the owner or “chief nerd”.
He works in the store with his brother. “We loved the toys and Star Wars, and that’s exactly what we do, it’s fun,” Zambrano said.
Now that they’re back open in person, the whole rave is the Female Force: Dolly Parton comic. “They come in and just want this book from Dolly, and they’re going to buy it and go, so that’s been cool,” Zambrano said.
The superhero role suits Dolly well. “So this is our Dolly exclusive. This is the regular cover we made for her. We had 250 copies of it, then this one is an aluminum cover of which we made 50, and we’re almost sold out,” Zambrano said.
They even sent Dolly’s comic to customers in Europe and Australia. “It’s pretty wild,” Zambrano said.
The book sheds light on Dolly’s life and illustrates her career. It looks like he’ll have to request another order soon.
“A lot, haha. The first one sold out in a few hours, and this is the second we’ve made, and we’ve ordered several more, so we’re selling them quickly,” Zambrano said.
The comic is from TidalWave Comics. At the Murfreesboro store, the regular book costs $ 10 and the special edition book is $ 25.