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Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Normally, I'd be trying to guess what Diamond's packers are going to leave out of the shipment this week. But it's the San Diego Comic-Con this week. Which means that the Boss-Man isn't going to drive down to the LA Diamond Warehouse, as he normally does, and pick up our books for us, which is a lot easier way to get our books than to have Diamond ship them to us. No, instead he's going to be in San Diego.
So today's question is "Will Our Books Get To Us At All?" As every year, without fail, every time the Boss-Man goes away, the books get here late. Which wouldn't be as much of a problem except they always get here after we've already been open awhile. And I don't know if you've noticed, but the kinds of people who have to be at a comic book store at the exact time it opens on the day the new comics are released have a tendency to get, shall we say, "testy" when they have to wait for their books, instead of having them neatly laid out for them on the comics rack, as God intended them to be. So I'm looking forward to a lot of theatrical sighs and sullen glares when I tell people that the books aren't here yet.
On the other hand, since we're "on the way" for people traveling south to Comic-Con, I also get to look forward to a lot of people I've never seen before, and am unlikely to see again, coming in and asking me for my "box of Silver Age" comics. About half the time they realize that I'm not just trying to be difficult when I ask them "which one? Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man?" We've got a good selection of Silver Age books, basically.