OGDEN -- Fifteen-year-old Joslyn Pust has grown up reading comic books, not only because she likes the stories and the artwork, but because they have always been part of her life. Her family owns HeeBeeGeeBeez, a store with an eclectic mix of comic books and comic book paraphernalia, specialty games and specialty toys. Jonathon Pust has owned the Ogden store at 2574 Washington Blvd. for nearly 14 years, and he and his partner, Rachael Williams, just opened a new HeeBeeGeeBeez at 1986 N. Hill Field Road in Layton. "We had been looking at expanding for a long time and things kind of opened up in the area," Williams said. Another comic book store had closed and she and Pust felt they could reach the demographic there -- Hill Air Force Base personnel and their families. That seems to be working. "So far, so good," Williams said of the new location, but she also points out that opening another store during trying economic times can be a test of your courage. The pair takes it one day at a time. Williams manages the Layton location and Pust sticks with Ogden, but both have a strong presence in both stores, along with children Joslyn and 11-year-old Xavier. Pust said comic book awareness has increased over the last few years, especially with the popularity of movies like "Dark Knight" and "Spiderman" based on comic books. As that awareness has expanded, he said, comic book writers and artists have improved their product, making the genre more appealing to a wider audience. Another big part of the business is a game called "Magic." Pust describes it as an adult version of Pokeman, and Williams said interest in the game keeps the business thriving. Every Friday both stores hold game night, with play going to the wee hours of the morning. Williams said of the gamers, "There's a great sense of community with all these guys." Each member of the family loves their job. "It's just fun," Pust said as the whole family sorted through new comic books. Each Wednesday there are more than 1,000 new titles to go through, and the kids love being the first to see them. Pust loves watching customers' expressions as they walk into his Ogden store for the first time and see comic books lining one wall, Star Wars memorabilia on another and collector toys on another. He likes having a business that lets adults recapture a bit of their childhoods. "I like helping people to realize it's OK to just be a kid and OK to embrace that culture."