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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
New Comics Day
Diamond sent us a box that contained nothing but a single copy of the most recent issue of Hot Moms. If we had our books shipped, instead of picking them up, that would have seriously pissed us off.
As usual, an insanely large order meant a much higher than normal amount of shortages.
The second wave of Alex Ross Justice action figures came out. The Black Canary figure looks like a guy in drag. But the Batman is probably the closest you're ever going to get to a DC Direct Adam West figure.
It is always, always the day when we're short-handed, short on time and have an insanely large order to unpack and sort that all the "high maintenance" customers decide to come in. And never one at a time. Always at the same time.
Showing the Kingdom Hearts manga to our "we only buy Disney comics" customers had much the same reaction you'd expect to get from shoving a crucifix in a vampire's face.
Speaking of manga, I'm not quite sure what to make of the customers who buy manga titles devoted to fan service, nude bathing scenes, panty shots and other assorted t&a features, who then go and buy something like Yotsuba or Princess Tutu or Cardcaptor Sakura, or some other little girl focuses title.
Seeing a nude photo of one of our male customers in the latest issue of Tarot made me straight. I've got absolutely no desire to ever see another man naked ever again.