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#1 Posted by Hadrelius (8097 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you like about your comic store?

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#3 Posted by Andferne (38281 posts) - - Show Bio

It has the comics I want. That's about it really. lol

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#4 Posted by geraldthesloth (32690 posts) - - Show Bio
Andferne said:
"It has the comics I want. That's about it really. lol"
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#5 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio
Andferne said:
"It has the comics I want. That's about it really. lol"
Pretty much. I'm not too personal with the guys that work there. I don't even know their names lol.
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#6 Posted by Paragon (7283 posts) - - Show Bio
Nobody said:
"Andferne said:
"It has the comics I want. That's about it really. lol"
Pretty much. I'm not too personal with the guys that work there. I don't even know their names lol."
Same. Pretty sure I'm only known as 101 (My file number...)
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#7 Posted by Hadrelius (8097 posts) - - Show Bio

How about the way it looks? Or what is offered in the world of comics (like collectibles)?

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#8 Posted by ComicCrazy (1640 posts) - - Show Bio

well i live in cairns and its a huge city but there is only one comic store and its sooooooooo small but im still grateful just to have a comic book store but still it does have quite a few graphic novels.

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#9 Edited by Qoheed (102 posts) - - Show Bio

I looooooooooove my comic store.

I started going there when I realized they were there, and I didn't have to go to Barnes and Noble for my graphic novels. When I started going there, I wasn't very knowledgeable; they've always been helpful in steering me towards books I'd like.

I'm on a name basis with the four guys that work there. Sometimes I go there to get some small talk with my books; sometimes I go just to tell them what I'm liking so they can get me hooked on something new. They're all pretty awesome guys -- they've saved my butt with a discount when I was strapped for cash more than once, let me borrow from their personal collections, and I even game on Xbox Live with a few of them. Heck, since they're getting a lease on a new store later this year, they told me to drop a resume if I wanted to join the team.

Even the customers are friendly. Every once in a while, someone'll ask what's good, and me and several other customers'll chime in with opinions with the comic store dudes.

They have a huge selection of novels, manga, toys, statues, apparel, and novelties to boot. But it's all about the people and atmosphere for me.

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#10 Posted by Jax (6182 posts) - - Show Bio

They always steer towards something I'm on the edge of buying. The place is kinda cramped because they have shelves and shelves of stuff in the aisles. That's my MD comics for ya.

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#11 Posted by Icarusflies (13288 posts) - - Show Bio

All the people are nice, the store is clean, they have a good selection. Also, they put up with me.

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#12 Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
Alpha said:
"What do you like about your comic store? "
I get to be mean to the little annoying kids
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#13 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

It's messy, doesn't have a good selection of trades, especially ones of more than three years old, has tonnes of recent comics but always seem to sell out of X-titles........

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#14 Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"It's messy, doesn't have a good selection of trades, especially ones of more than three years old, has tonnes of recent comics but always seem to sell out of X-titles........"


Jealous?

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#15 Edited by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"John Valentine said:
"It's messy, doesn't have a good selection of trades, especially ones of more than three years old, has tonnes of recent comics but always seem to sell out of X-titles........"


Jealous?
I'm bloody green - nice store.

i) Nice Batman RIP poster in 2nd picture.
ii) The "buy 2 graphic novel get one 1 free" deal is utter genius.
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#16 Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"inferiorego said:
"John Valentine said:
"It's messy, doesn't have a good selection of trades, especially ones of more than three years old, has tonnes of recent comics but always seem to sell out of X-titles........"


Jealous?
I'm bloody green - nice store.

i) Nice Batman RIP poster in 2nd picture.
ii) The "buy 2 graphic novel get one 1 free" deal is utter genius.
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We're a chain store, so we do big sales once every two months. I've been to other chains or stores, and i say proudly, we are the cleanest and most organized out of any in the Chicagoland area.
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#17 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34199 posts) - - Show Bio

It's fairly easy to find the comics I want...that's about it. It's an online store >.>

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#18 Posted by Hadrelius (8097 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"John Valentine said:
"It's messy, doesn't have a good selection of trades, especially ones of more than three years old, has tonnes of recent comics but always seem to sell out of X-titles........"


Jealous?

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AWESOME STORE!
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#19 Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
~The Wanderer~ said:
"It's fairly easy to find the comics I want...that's about it. It's an online store >.>"
www.grahamcrackers.com
"our search engine sucks!"

what a horrible motto
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#20 Posted by Hadrelius (8097 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"What do you like about your comic store? "
I get to be mean to the little annoying kids"
Shame on you. Kids are people too. : )
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#21 Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
Alpha said:
"inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"What do you like about your comic store? "
I get to be mean to the little annoying kids"
Shame on you. Kids are people too. : )"
The ones that visit me on Sundays aren't... they're lil' bastards
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#22 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"John Valentine said:
"inferiorego said:
"John Valentine said:
"It's messy, doesn't have a good selection of trades, especially ones of more than three years old, has tonnes of recent comics but always seem to sell out of X-titles........"


Jealous?
I'm bloody green - nice store.

i) Nice Batman RIP poster in 2nd picture.
ii) The "buy 2 graphic novel get one 1 free" deal is utter genius.
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We're a chain store, so we do big sales once every two months. I've been to other chains or stores, and i say proudly, we are the cleanest and most organized out of any in the Chicagoland area."
It's the organization that pisses me off. Especially when it takes me ages to find something, or that, having made my trip, I find out that they don't actually have it......
Then again, it is a very busy store. 

On the plus side they have good prices on the trades and hardcovers that they do have.

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#23 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"What do you like about your comic store? "
I get to be mean to the little annoying kids"
Shame on you. Kids are people too. : )"
The ones that visit me on Sundays aren't... they're lil' bastards"
Urge them to buy bad books.
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#24 Posted by Vortex13 (12140 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to drive to Endfield for my comics and theres two stores there and they're both pretty good. The one i go to to get most of my comics has almost every trade in that is still in print great old comic selection, the only downside is he seems to run out of comics sometimes so i go to the other store to pick up any other comics I still need. Also when i went there around christmas me and my dad both got a free graphic novel.

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#25 Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"What do you like about your comic store? "
I get to be mean to the little annoying kids"
Shame on you. Kids are people too. : )"
The ones that visit me on Sundays aren't... they're lil' bastards"
Urge them to buy bad books.
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#26 Edited by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"John Valentine said:
"inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"inferiorego said:
"Alpha said:
"What do you like about your comic store? "
I get to be mean to the little annoying kids"
Shame on you. Kids are people too. : )"
The ones that visit me on Sundays aren't... they're lil' bastards"
Urge them to buy bad books.
"
I try, but they make me feel like this:. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . ,.-‘”. . . . . . . . . .``~., . . . . . . . .. . . . . .,.-”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .“-., . . . . .. . . . . . ..,/. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ”:, . . . . . . . .. .,?. ,,,,,.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\, . . . . . . . . . /. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,} . . . . . . . . ./. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,:`^`.} . . . . . . . ./. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,:”. . . ./ . . . . . . .?. . . __. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :`. . . ./ . . . . . . . /__.(. . .“~-,_. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,:`. . . .. ./ . . . . . . /(_. . ”~,_. . . ..“~,_. . . . . . . . . .,:`. . . . _/ . . . .. .{.._$;_. . .”=,_. . . .“-,_. . . ,.-~-,}, .~”; /. .. .} . . .. . .((. . .*~_. . . .”=-._. . .“;,,./`. . /” . . . ./. .. ../ . . . .. . .\`~,. . ..“~.,. . . . . . . . . ..`. . .}. . . . . . ../ . . . . . .(. ..`=-,,. . . .`. . . . . . . . . . . ..(. . . ;_,,-” . . . . . ../.`~,. . ..`-.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..\. . /\ . . . . . . \`~.*-,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..|,./.....\,__ ,,_. . . . . }.>-._\. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .|. . . . . . ..`=~-, . .. `=~-,_\_. . . `\,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\ . . . . . . . . . .`=~-,,.\,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . `:,, . . . . . . . . . . . . . `\. . . . . . ..__ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .`=-,. . . . . . . . . .,%`>--==`` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _\. . . . . ._,-%. . . ..`\"
They'll be crying when they read Super Friends.
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#27 Posted by Vindellavon (451 posts) - - Show Bio

My comic book store's owned by a German guy, but his kid runs it now. Funny, it's located right below a Prebyterian Church.

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#28 Posted by your_navigator (67 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego: Is this Graham Crackers on Clark? 
  
I'm having a discerning case of deja vu... or maybe I'm trapped in the Matrix.
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#29 Posted by Agent Buttons (12460 posts) - - Show Bio
Great selection of comics...and it's the only comic shop here so yeah
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#30 Posted by Moomin123 (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

Mine is quite resourceful and has a lot of good comics. 99.99% of the time I have been in, the comic I want has been there. I'm talking of course about...the Forbidden Planet.
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#31 Posted by inferiorego (25738 posts) - - Show Bio
@your_navigator said:
" @inferiorego: Is this Graham Crackers on Clark?   I'm having a discerning case of deja vu... or maybe I'm trapped in the Matrix. "
That's the Lincoln Park store. There is also one downtown on Madison
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#32 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19151 posts) - - Show Bio

my local is this place called Sports 'n' More, the folks their are nice http://web.me.com/sportnmore/SNM/Welcome_Page.html     
 
but if their a trade I need I go cross town to Comic Heaven , most of the guys there are ok but this one guy is a complete ass who depises helping you out
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#33 Posted by Gene_Pool (657 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont have a comic store... does Barnes n Noble count?
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#34 Posted by JediXMan (42910 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool stuff, comics (of course), and cool owners (always a comics discussion going on)

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#35 Posted by Gene_Pool (657 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan:
Sounds nice . Damn I wish I had a comics store. This forum makes me jealous.