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Holy comic books, Batman... There's a new cult and retro shop opening!

Byline: Jenny Waddington Business editor jenny.waddington@coventrytelegraph.net

MARVEL magazines, Batman gures and autographed photos from some of the biggest names in the movie industry are going on sale at Coventry's FarGo Village.

e latest business to arrive at the city's new creative hub opens its doors to the public for the rst time today.

Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium is the brainchild of Steve Everitt, who has been running e British Phil Silvers Appreciation Society for the last 30 years. Last year, Mr Everitt worked with Mediumrare Entertainment at Pinewood Studios to get the Phil Silvers DVD boxset released. And now his passion for vintage lm, stage and television memorabilia will be available for enthusiasts in Coventry to enjoy.

e store - which has a strong emphasis on everything 'cult' - will open in Container 8 at the village on Saturday, with Marvel giveaways for the younger visitors.

"I am really excited about the launch weekend," said Mr Everitt. "I came to the opening of FarGo Village last year and I was really impressed by what I saw. It is a fantastic place.

"I think I will t in really well here because this is quite a unique shop. e eclectic and "I think I will t in really well here because this is quite a unique shop. e eclectic and quirky nature of FarGo is the ideal place for me to start this business."

e shop will o"er a varied and revolving selection of rare autographs, books, magazines, DVD and Blu-rays, collectors' toys, models, limited editions, framed photos, children's toys, trading cards, soundtracks, quad posters, comics and standees. e emporium has Marvel magazines dating back to the 1970s and there is even a Radio Times from 1959 as well ' toys, models, limited editions, framed photos, children's toys, trading cards, soundtracks, quad posters, comics and standees. e emporium has Marvel magazines dating back to the 1970s and there is even a Radio Times from 1959 as well as a 1960s TV Batman boxset.

-lecting is an ever expanding market. It is a real passion of mine and it was inspired by Phil Silvers but I have been a fan of Mr Everitt added: "Cult collecting is an ever expanding market. It is a real passion of mine and it was inspired by Phil Silvers but I have been a fan of everything to do with entertainment all of my life."

-tion to FarGo Village. We love anything here that attracts a wide range of people as we aim to o"er something for everyone. Sgt Bilkos's cult collection is going to be very popular. is further new opening proves that " Ian Harrabin, director of Mazing/CDP, FarGo Village developers, said: is is a great addition to FarGo Village. We love anything here that attracts a wide range of people as we aim to o"er something for everyone. Sgt Bilkos's cult collection is going to be very popular. is further new opening proves that FarGo really is the best place to start a new business."

'' This is quite a unique shop. The eclectic and quirky nature of FarGo is the ideal place for me to start this business... STEVE EVERITT This is quite a unique shop. The eclectic and quirky nature of FarGo is the ideal place for me to start VERITT

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