This week’s issue of Vegas Seven magazine features my interview with John Dolmayan, owner of just-opened Torpedo Comics in Las Vegas and drummer for System of a Down.

We chatted over the phone before I met him in person at his store, and he showed me around the “showroom” and warehouse, where there are boxes of comics waiting to be graded and massive collectibles and statues that aren’t yet on display. Dolmayan also let me into the high-end salon, where you can browse some of the most expensive and rarest comics ever printed. You can only get into the salon with an escort, and those books are locked up in safes when the store is closed.

Dolmayan and I talked about his education in the comic book industry, how he started making money at small baseball card conventions while building his collection, and how he took a pay cut to join System of a Down.

You can read the article here.

Torpedo Comics owner John Dolmayan talks about his education in the comic book industry with Vegas Seven magazine
John Dolmayan recently opened Torpedo Comics in Las Vegas (photo courtesy: Vegas Seven)