Big Object Comics ribbon cutting

NEWTON, N.C. (April 29, 2016)—Newton welcomed Big Object Comics to the city during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 29.

The comic book store features a wide selection of new comic books from various publishers.Big Object Comics ribbon cutting

Owner Josh Cummings said he’s been interested in comics since he was young. He remembered his parents helping him collect Marvel trading cards when he was a child, and that love of comics has now grown into his store on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Newton.

“Newton is a growing suburb, and I want to be a part of that,” Cummings said. “I want to be on the forefront of the streetscape project and have fun here in Newton.”

“This was an ambition of mine since I was a little kid,” he added. “It’s not about the money; it’s about bringing different people downtown.”

Cummings thanked his family, friends and the community for supporting him. He also thanked Shelton Drum, owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, a comic retailer in Charlotte, for guiding him as he prepared to open Big Object Comics.

“I’m glad that you’ve chosen to make Newton a home for your business,” Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman said.

To view photos from the ribbon cutting on Facebook, click here.

Big Object Comics is located at 24 East 1st Street, Suite B. The shop is open 4-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 12-8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit