I have been collecting comic books since I was 8 years old. My first comic was Batman: Shadow of the Bat # 3 came out in August of 1992. I still remember the day that my dad took me to the store. That was the very first comic book that I bought. I still have that comic book in my collection. Then it was Amazing Spider-Man, then it was X-Men and Ghost Rider and many many more...

Out of High School I went to San Jose State University but after a semester I realized that it just wasn't for me. I began to work at a local movie theater were I started as an Usher, you know, the guy that cleans up the auditoriums when the movie is over. After many years, I worked my way up to a Management position, but wasn't sure that I wanted a career at the Movie Theater so I left.

I tried out being a Financial Analyst... I liked aspects of the work, but the majority of it I hated.

I worked at various marketing companies. Again, I enjoyed some of the work but not all of the work.

I worked seasonally at Best Buy. I wanted to work in the department that was focused on the Video Games and TVs... they put me in the Computers and Tablets areas. My customer service skills got the attention of one of my customers. They recruited me to work for them...

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership. I was now a car salesman. I was very good at my job, but I do not like the way most dealerships treat their employees or their customers.

Around this time, my step-son turned 8 years old... and I remembered what my dad with me. So I did the same for my Step-Son. Which brought me back to collecting comics. But now it's my whole family that collects comics. Plus, we play video games together on the weekend.

But I have been selling cars for 3 years now, and I am not happy with the job and my mom asked me to think about if I was running the car dealership what would I do differently. Before I knew it I was creating a business plan for a car dealership... but I don't want to sell cars...

"I would rather sell comic books."

Thank you for you continued support,

Adam Ybarra
Black Dragon Comics