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Thursday, January 27, 2005
I'm Already Nostalgic For New Comics Day
File under "Knowing Your Audience": Every issue of Wizard this month came bagged with a pamphlet advertising the benefits of "ProActiv" acne medication...Someone in Wizard's ad sales department is developing a cruel sense of humor.
Each new issue of Previews is a cruel reminder of the dangers of unchecked capitalism and the dictum "a fool and his money are soon parted."
Speaking of which, about thirty pages were missing from my copy, consisting of the "B" through "D" listings under "Comics," but I'm sure there couldn't possibly have been anything in that section I might have wanted to know about.
Diamond sent us a box containing nothing but our invoice.
I'm so glad we're close enough to a distribution center we can pick up our shipments for ourselves, rather than having them shipped. Because that sort of thing would have made us really mad if we'd have to pay for shipping on it.
I had a customer complain about a kid in the store yesterday. Not that the kid was being loud and obnoxious (he was), not that the parent was paying no attention to the kid (she wasn't), no, his objection was to the very idea of a child in a comic book store. Because "kids shouldn't be in comic book stores."
I...just had no way of reacting to that. It caused an almost complete mental shut-down for a minute or two there while I tried to process that information.
The newest issue of Back Issue is their black super-heroes issue, and it features a joint interview with Denny O'Neill and Phil Lamarr about John Stewart. I can see wanting to do an interview with the character's creator...but the guy who does the voice on a cartoon? That sounds like reaching for content to me.