Meet Merlin

I’ve traveled both coasts of the United States in a 20+ year search for a comic and game store that is open-minded and full of character. That search finally landed me at Morgan’s Comics.

I personally wanted to find RPG players and DMs with as much openness and personality.

I do love Morgan’s Comics for these reasons – joy, friendship, and inspiration.

Meet Matt

I had always been a low-key nerd for most of my life. Growing up I played with my Ninja Turtle and X-Men toys, and then later in life got into Harry Potter and Star Wars, but all of my nerdoms were always in the background. It wasn’t until fate allowed me (while doing my day job as a mail carrier) to start delivering to the “Nerd Sanctuary” that I found my community.

During that time, I looked forward to being able to check out the new goodies when I would stop by everyday. Morgan was always there with a kind smile and a water bottle for me.

A bit later I started going through some pretty hard times. This is when the “Nerd Sanctuary” really opened up its arms and invited me in. I met basically all of my friends here and quickly got involved in movie and board game nights.

Now, a few years later, Morgan’s Comics is basically my home.

I currently buy and price boardgames, shirts, hats, and action figures. I also run Board Game Night and am all ears for anyone with crazy toy collections or geeking out about Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Hellboy!

Meet Bridgette

I came to the “Nerd Sanctuary” right around July or August of 2019 after I saw “Into The Spiderverse”, and I never left. The store, the people, and the love of comics and D&D kept me around, and always will (not to mention how quickly Morgan herself became one of my favorite people!). I started off by asking Morgan if I could help clean and test video games, then it moved to repairing what I could and learning how to fix what I didn’t know how to immediately, and I eventually began actually running the front a few days a week, taking inventory, and helping price Pokemon cards.

It’s funny, because in 2017 I actually came here for a coloring book night and never thought anything else of it. A photo was taken of us though, me and my friends, and right there in the background was Morgan. I don’t think either of us expected that now, in October of 2020, this store would’ve grown to mean so much to me.

My collection of nerdy objects has grown and continues to grow; all comics with Spider-Man that have begun since I started coming here, and many back issues as well, along with Pop figures, action figures, and vintage video games. Don’t get it wrong though; I love more than just our favorite web slinger. Feel free to chat me up about Supernatural, Avatar: The Last Airbender or Stranger Things any day! 

The store and Morgan gave me a place where I fit right in, and I’ve never been happier.

I’ll always be around to lend a hand in any way I can, whether it’s testing games, working on Pokemon cards, or finding new ways to help ourselves and our nerd family to access all things nerdy more easily!

Mr. Rogers “I Love You” 1-4-3 Day

Mr. Rogers embodied compassion, love, teaching, acceptance, patience, tolerance, and so much more. His way of looking at the world and his kindness in interacting with others has always been a guiding force for Morgan. So when the 2020 global pandemic meant the cancelation of Free Comic Book Day, an annual celebration usually held the first Saturday in May, Morgan decided to honor her personal hero by celebrating 1-4-3 Day instead.

What is 1-4-3 Day and why is it special?

The number 143 was significant to Mr. Rogers. Not only was it his consistent weight for 30 years, it was his shorthand for “I love you.” He said, “It takes one letter to say I and four letters to say love and three letters to say you. One hundred and forty-three.” He incorporated these numbers into his show in a memorable episode where he explains the significance to “Speedy Delivery” Man Mr. McFeeley. Mr. Rogers’ legacy is carried on by the Fred Rogers Center, where The 143 Club provides financial support to the center, sustaining programs that are built upon Fred’s deep and simple approach to child development.

In 2019, in honor of Mr. Rogers, the governor of Pennsylvania (Rogers’ home state) proclaimed the 143rd day of the year to be 1-4-3 Day, Pennsylvania’s first statewide day of kindness.

The timing of 1-4-3 Day in 2020 was perfect. Retail establishments were allowed to reopen their doors, with restrictions, again on May 9, 2020 after having been closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 1-4-3 Day fell only two weeks later, on May 22 (due to leap year). It was the ideal day for Morgan to acknowledge the love she has for her fellow nerds and say thank you to the community for supporting her shop.

Following safe practices – limiting the number of visitors in the shop, maintaining social distance, and keeping masked – Morgan was able to say thank you and reconnect with regulars, spreading much needed love during challenging times.

Below are some photos of “Nerd Sanctuary” friends and neighbors that stopped by to show some love to this geeky paradise as well as respect to Morgan’s favorite role model, Mr. Rogers. Those attending were gifted balloon versions of Daniel Tiger made by staff member, Matt.

It truly was a magical day. To learn more about the wonderful Mr. Rogers, please visit https://www.misterrogers.org/ ????

Meet Morgan

Owner of the first female-owned comic book shop in Western North Carolina!

Owner, ambassador, and geeky kindred spirit, Morgan exudes kindness to all and strives to emulate her ultimate role model, Mr. Rogers, in her daily approach to life and those she interacts with. Under her guidance, Morgan’s Comics is a true “nerd sanctuary” where all feel welcome and heard.


I have always loved this place and our people, but I never imagined that it would one day have my name on it!

Thank you to everyone who helps our “Nerd Sanctuary” flourish. I connect our customers with the geeky wants that help make their days more exciting and joyful. I encourage a youthful enthusiasm for life by “nerding it out” with like-minded folks of all ages.

Hero Delivery Service

Purchases delivered super hero style!

At the beginning of the pandemic, when Morgan’s Comics, along with all other retail shops, were closed to the public, delivery became an essential way to stay connected with customers.

The costumed delivery idea was in fact suggested by a customer and quickly embraced by Morgan and Matt, who wrote the delivery song and created the delivery dance.

It became a team effort with Morgan, Matt, customers Valerie and John Rich getting involved. Their efforts did not go unnoticed, as the story made national news! Read all about (and check out the pics) it at msn.com!

Although Morgan’s Comics physical shop is now open and online sales are going strong, Morgan still offers Super Hero Delivery on request within a 10 mile radius from the shop. A $25 minimum order is required. Give the shop a call to schedule,  (828) 505-4003.

Be a Masked Hero

When Shopping with Us in Person…

Please note our store policies during the current pandemic:

  • Only eight customers can be in the store at one time
  • We ask all customers to maintain a 6′ distance from others at all times
  • Face coverings are required for all customers at all times

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!