The Maroon Hornet expands to new location
● By Steven Hoffman
This is a big week for the Maroon Hornet.
The popular comic book and collectibles shop in downtown Oxford is celebrating its third anniversary this week, and the milestone is made even more special because the Maroon Hornet has a new, larger home on Third Street in Oxford.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the move to the new location at 19 South Third Street took place last Friday.
With Spider-Man, Star Wars, the Walking Dead, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and more at the epicenter of pop culture right now, it’s no surprise that the Maroon Hornet has attracted a loyal following.
The Maroon Hornet carries over 100 new comic book titles, graphic novels, a selection of older comic books, games, and more.
Lori Grace, who owns the Maroon Hornet with her husband, Randy, said that the new, larger location gives them a little bit more room to display their regular offerings. The extra space will also be utilized for game hosting and other events.
Randy Grace said that they are very excited about the new home. They were also humbled—a number of customers helped them with the move up Third Street, and most of the work was accomplished over just two days.
Later this month, the Maroon Hornet will be marking Halloween Comic Fest on Saturday, Oct. 26 with special activities and free giveaways. A sports podcast is going to be filmed in the shop, too.
Visit the Maroon Hornet’s Facebook page for information about special events and activities.