Khaleelah Brown, raised in Mount Vernon, NY, used to collect comics as a child, but not knowing the value of them, they were discarded by her mom. Now as an adult with many different talents and creative businesses, she decided to get back into comics as a person very close to her convinced her to, so she did. I started selling them out of my house which became overwhelming and decided to open a comic book store.
“I began to search for a place and God blessed me with the location that I have now and it was only right to give back to the community that I was raised in,” Khaleelah shared with Black Westchester. “I wanted the comic book store to be a place in the community that’s for the community. I wanted everyone to have a place to come to where they can relax, listen to music, be creative, read comic books and a safe place to just hang out.”
The atmosphere in the book store is just that. They have live Jazz on Thursday nights from 6pm to 8pm and will be having many other activities going on in the future.
“I have free video games and we will be hosting game tournaments real soon,” she added.
So why the name Mrz. Hulk 4 Life ?
“I have been fascinated by the live action series The Incredible Hulk since I was a little girl, never want to be SHE-Hulk always saw him as my knight in Green Armor. I loved how he always warned people by saying “you don’t want to get me angry, You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry,” I felt that way growing up and I vowed to be his wife from that moment on. So I thought naming the store Mrz. Hulk 4 Life was the best thing.”
Mrz, Hulk 4 Life has an extensive collection of comics from Archie to X-Men and everything in between. They purchase comics and all types of cards. They also offer consignment. I could go on but I promise you, this is one of those establishment you have to experience for yourself.
The store is located in Downtown Mount Vernon. Stop by and tell them Black Westchester sent you. Khaleelah wants everyone to know, if anyone mentions that they saw the article they will receive 50% off their total purchase for the entire month of September 2022.
Khaleelah received a citation for Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, a recognition from Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and a plaque of recognition of the Mount Vernon Public Library at their annual Comic Expo held Sunday, August 7, 2022. Not bad for a Black-Owned Comic Book Store opened in July 2022.
Mrz. Hulk 4 Life Comics and Cards
5 W. Prospect Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York 10550
Tel: (914) 363-9347 – Email: Mrzhulk4life@gmail.com
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