Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shelf Life

In the past it wasn't uncommon to see comic books for sale in grocery stores, drug stores or any other place that a family might stop to pick up the various necessities of life. But these days it's rare to see comics for sale anywhere other than a comic book store.

So today it was a pleasant surprise to see comics pop up in an unexpected place.
Right next to a selection of DC and Marvel action figures (check out the cool "Super Friends" versions of Lex Luthor and Sinestro in the pic) was a display packed with comic books! This was at my local Toys R Us.
Batman, Superman, Spider-Man...and for some reason, Nova. Yep, the gang's all here (and Nova). I'd like to see more of this kind of thing. Getting comics back in mainstream stores will help expand the readership and introduce kids to the format.
Also of note (ok, maybe just interesting to me) is the Iron Man Belly Washer. Yea! It's about time Shellhead expanded out of the world of subpar candy. Still waiting on Iron Man Cereal though...

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