Niagara Falls Comic Con 2012 is being held at the Scotia Bank Convention Centre on Saturday, June 9th. We will be there with the official launch of Embrace Niagara and you can count on a detailed description of this great event in the very near future.
However, that is not what this article is about.
This just seems like an appropriate time to share a story we feel really exemplifies the Character of Niagara and gets to the heart of what we all reach for in fictional stories of heroism and all of the kind of stories on display in the comics and pulp culture celebrated at NFCC 2012. The difference is this story is real.
My local comic book store is Pulp Comics in Niagara Falls and as I have stopped there Wednesday after Wednesday (the day new comics come out), I have gotten to know the store’s passionate owner, Paul Tappay pretty well.
One day when we were chatting he let something slip… something that made it clear that he was not just an ordinary comic shop owner! It wasn’t the way he could peer through thin fabric sundresses with a squint or the ability to lift a comic book long box over his head, it was something that was clearly marked in his character.
Paul Tappay has the heart of hero.
Just ask his father, Garry Tappay…
Paul made a noble sacrifice and as a result we have all been rewarded: rewarded by a glimpse of the kind of person each father would be proud to see their son grow up to be and Paul was rewarded when the gratitude of his courage translated in the opportunity to make a dream come true and provide him with the opportunity to start his own business Pulp Comics.
So with this revelation, it leaves only one question… could these be the same person?
JUST THE FACTS:
Paul Tappay – owner/operator
4413 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario