Mike was a trend setter from the get go.
Mike's dad loved comics and quickly got his child addicted.
Mike enjoyed quite a bit if scifi in his youth but Star Trek sealed the deal for life.
Dad took Mike to Disney World just as Epcot had broke ground. It was part of a larger trip but Disney was incredible
Star wars has consumed Mike's life. It kept his store float. It got him a solid comics gig. It has given highs and lows. Mike still has all of his toys from the 70s and 80s
Mike met Cockrum, one of his handful of comics heroes, at a comic con in Pittsburgh. Cockrum gave him a portfolio review and solidly set Mike on a path that never ends. Sequential art is king!
Mike saw this several times in its origial release. It was the first vhs he rented, the first purchased, the 2nd dvd and the first bluray. This movie is holy and has continued to influence Mike. He cringes every time someone adds to it.