Global Pop Culture Headquarters LLC dba “Collected Comics & Games” opened its first store on March 1st of 2013 in Fort Worth TX under the name "Collected: TCU". With Collected being the newest pop culture store chain in the DFW area owners Brent E. Erwin (former owner of Paper Heroes & Heroes Outpost) & Ron Killingsworth (former owner of the HEROES comic store chain) are happy to be back in retail and serving all our friends both old and new in the Metroplex.
Brent Erwin opened his first store Paper Heroes in Waco, Texas in 1990. Eventually moving to New Jersey he opened two new stores "Heroes Outpost" located in North Plainflied & Bridgewater Township before returning home to Texas with plans to purchase additional stores and grow a retail chain.
Ron Killingsworth is a Fort Worth institution, opening his first store, Heroes, in 1984 and expanding it to a three-store chain before closing down in 1996.
On September 1st 2013, Global Pop Culture Headquarters LLC purchased the Lone Star Comics Hurst & Plano TX location from owners Buddy and Judy Saunders who started the Lone Star Comics chain in 1977 when they opened their first retail store in Arlington, Texas. More stores followed over the years including Fort Worth, Dallas, Hurst, Plano, and many other Texas locations. The Hurst & Plano TX location were sold on September 1st, 2013 to Global Pop Culture Headquarters LLC and re-opened under the name Collected: Hurst and Collected: Plano.
Collected opened a new location in Keller, TX on Free Comics Book Day May 3rd, 2014. 2016 was the year that Collected opened their discount liquidation store (called it WoW for Weekend only Warehouse) which is chock full of $1.00 back issues and 1/2 price collectibles. In 2017 Collected consolidated several stores and opened a new Mega-Store in West Fort Worth. Keep your eyes on us as Collected Comics & Games continues to evolve!