Izaiah Cardona, 9th Grade
Bronx Junior Photo League, 2019
This project is about Collectibles by Armada, a comic book store located in The Hub at 149th Street and Third Avenue in the Bronx. Collectibles by Armada is a store full of mangas, comics, action figures, and trading cards such as Yu-gi-oh. This store has been in the Bronx for 18 years and is run by Rocket Rob and his family. This is one of the 3 existing comic book places in the Bronx, the others being Fordham Comics, and Collector Cave.
Collectibles by Armada is an awesome comic book store full of surprises and great people. According to Rob, this place is important to the community because it brings them back to their childhood and allows them to not be afraid to express themselves. What influenced me to do this project was my fascination with comic books and heroes. Growing up, my grandpa and my father would take me here often. What’s great about this store is that Rocket Rob and his family treats his employees and customers like family. This project is important to me because I want to make it more noticeable for folks that don’t know it exists. I picture my life as a comic because everyday is like a new beginning of some sort. I hope you enjoyed this project and head to Collectibles by Armada to buy and see a lot of cool comics and products that are there. “Peter Parker out! Peace!”