Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics and Coffee Shop is a real-life super hero.

Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse is a real-life super hero.

We were so excited to see Philly’s own, Ariell Johnson and her groundbreaking comics and coffee shop, Amalgam Comics &Coffeehouse, featured on CNN.com last week. This is great news for Philly, for Ariell and for comic geeks who break the mold.

Johnson was profiled because she is the East Coast’s first Black, female comic store owner. That makes her a super hero in our eyes!

If you haven’t seen the piece (with the cool special effects), head on over to CNN and check it out and then head over to Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in real life and show Ariell some love.