Las Vegas, NV - Alternate Reality Comics is a local comic book store located in Las Vegas, NV off of Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road. Alternate Reality Comics came to be in 1995 when owner Ralph Mathieu bought then-Dungeon Comics which was originally located at the Campus Village across from UNLV.
Mathieu has always had a passion for comics and fell in love with them around 1975 when he started reading titles such as House of Mystery and House of Secrets. Shortly after he began picking up titles from DC and Marvel, he became seriously addicted. Mathieu has always wanted to have an occupation that involved his passion and shares the love of comics with people in his store everyday. Today, 23 years, later Mathieu and Alternate Reality Comics are still going strong and are in the same location in which Mathieu bought 23 years ago.
As a local business owner on Maryland Parkway Mathieu finds the idea for a proposed light rail interesting but is concerned with how difficult it may be for people to travel and get to their locations because of the construction and length of the proposed project. As a business owner, Mathieu ultimately feels that the idea of a light rail could have a negative impact on the surrounding business and services.
Located on the corner of Maryland Parkway and Flamingo, Alternate Reality Comics is a great place to find comic books, graphic novels, toys and other pop-culture merchandise. April 30, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
Owner Ralph Mathieu talks to a customer (Nestor Sanchez) about the latest releases of Doomsday Clock. August 1, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
A close up of the Teen Titans Row on the comic filled shelves. August 1, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
Nestor Sanchez browses the newly released issue section at Alternate Reality Comics. April 30, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
Stunned by the selection of comics David Martin quickly skims through an issue of The Amazing Spiderman, one of his favorite superheroes. April 30, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
Since a lot of comic books come out monthly the issues that came out before the newest issue are known as back issues. Pictured are boxes of back issues being sold for $2. August 1, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
To kill some time David Martin sits down to look through some MAD Magazines which he loved to look at when he was a kid. April 30, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
Owner of Alternate Reality Comics Ralph Mathieu looks through an issue of Doom Protocol as he waits for customers who are ready to checkout. April 30, 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becerra.
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