By Russell Stiger Jr. | OBSERVER Correspondent

Anti-Hero by Impound Comics, on Arden Fair’s second floor near the JCPenney entrance, offers your Marvel and DC standards. But it also features “Impound,” a series written and created by the store’s owner, Brent “Trayce” Sands.

“Impound” features a Black superhero from Sacramento. Sands, who went to Natomas High School, wants to elevate his creations with his second store, the Arden Fair sight joining his first in Downtown Commons across from the Golden 1 Center.

Sands also wants his business to be more than just a comics store. He hopes to bring a new influence and opportunity for kids through art and imagination. “We are definitely something that stands for the community,” he said. “We do plenty of charity work. We also are trying to show the community a new stream of revenue.”

A frequent Arden Fair visitor in his youth, he said he has noticed a difference in the mall’s culture and overall vibe. Mall foot traffic has helped Impound gain a new customer base. 

“Arden is a place we all grew up going as kids,” he said. “It is definitely more diverse for different types of people to come in here and feel welcome.”

Impound hosts a comics convention Oct. 1-2. For more, visit impoundcomics.com.

ARDEN FAIR’S CHANGING FACE

All One Has To Do Is Stroll Through Arden Mall To Find Several Black-Owned Businesses Enjoying Success In A Place Few Have Called Home Before