Seymour native Aaron Louden started reading comics in 2010 as he was taking care of his terminally ill father.
Louden, 35, a probation officer in Jackson County, spent a lot of hours by his father’s side, so to pass some of the time, Louden signed up for an online service and started reading “Captain America.”
“It helped me get through the time when Dad was ill,” Louden said.
“Captain America” remains his favorite comic book series.
Around the same time, because of his father’s illness, Louden began donating blood at the Indiana Blood Center, 1435 N. National Road in Columbus.
In May, he found out through a friend that a new comic book store, Sidekick Comics, had opened in Columbus at 1608 Central Ave.
Since then, he has scheduled his blood donation appointments for Wednesdays, to coincide with the day that publishers release new comic books.
Though his donations must be at least three weeks apart, Louden said he frequently finds other “excuses” to come to Columbus on Wednesdays.
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