For comic book store owners, the popularity of Marvel Studios films and DC Comics films and television shows has not necessarily translated into more sales. 

Instead, the two comic book stores in Frederick County have found new ways to encourage customers to come into their stores. 

Business reporter Erika Riley joined producer Heather Mongilio in the studio to talk about her story. For Riley, looking at the comic book industry is a little personal since she grew up with parents who own a comic book store. 

Local comic book store owners John Frazier, of Brainstorm Comics & Gaming, and Jon Cohen, of Beyond Comics, joined Mongilio individually in the studio to talk about their different ways of encouraging customers to come into their stores. 

Then city editor Allen Etzler joins Mongilio to preview the rest of the week, including a big announcement for the Frederick County Board of Education.

Then, food and education reporter Katryna Perera comes to the studio to talk about her latest food review.

A new episode of Frederick Uncut comes out every Tuesday.

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Follow Heather Mongilio on Twitter: @HMongilio.

Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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