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Holy local-small-business, Batman! Lake Highlands’ new comic book store celebrates its recent opening with Batman Day Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

“We will have activities for kids and will be giving discounts on Batman merchandise,” notes Frontrunner co-owner Andrew Johnson.Johnson used to be a partner at aforementioned Urban Thrift. Now he’s “moving on to another local venture,” he explains.

He and Frontrunner partner Baxley Beckham live in the Highland Oaks neighborhood of Lake Highlands.

“We are hoping to help bring more local business to the area and provide a place that some of the neighborhood junior high and high school students — and their parents — will enjoy frequenting,” Johnson says.

He backs that up with the announcement of the following upcoming events at Frontrunner, located at Walnut Hill and Audelia, near Atomic Pie.

Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 4-7 p.m.: The Invincible Iron Man Party featuring face painting, cookie decorating and a costume contest.

Saturday, Oct. 31: Halloween Free Comic Day where Frontrunner gives out free comics to patrons as well as the “requisite candy and costumes.”