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Nowadays, geeks everywhere flock to see superhero flicks, and they gather at conventions and online to find precious collectibles or swap opinions about their favorite TV shows. But 40 years ago, when Fat Cat Books opened its doors in Johnson City, the idea of a shop that catered to comic-book fans remained a rare one. Original Fat Cat owner Brian Perry saw the need and decided to fill it — but after working six days a week on his own, Tawna Lewis became one of his first employees. Before that, comics were filed away … completely naked. For the first four decades, Fat Cat has called three locations home.