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November 6, 2011 12:17 am I would have to say art. Studying art right now in North Texas and am surprised by how much interest I have in it. Always doodled, but didn't realize the breadth of it until I started studying in depth. Fascinating stuff, especially how inspiration. Kyle be drawn from anywhere. One of the things that drew me to comics: the infinite possibilities. Plus I never understood why modern artists were a big deal, they just looked like malformed figures and drips. Now I'm fascinated by Warhol, basquiat, and Lichtenstein. Also a bit of a history buff andfa tasty enthusiasist.
July 1, 2010 6:46 pm My Hastings store, while still out of town, fills the gap that my college town located LCS can't fill right now.  They do seem to bridge that gap between Mom and Pop style operations and large metropolitan ones.  They do offer pull lists and the guy in charge of the comics calls every Wednesday to confirm my books and try to get anything else I'm interested in.  So far they seem invested in bringing in and keeping customers satisfied and providing the comic shop experience in a large and convenient setting.
June 21, 2010 6:14 pm I just discovered this last week when I went to pick up my books and was approached by an employee about a pull list. They've always had a rack with some titles but I noticed recently they've expanded it and were keeping it well stocked with up-to-date releases, which wasn't always the case. I wasn't sure if it was a big chain-wide initiative, or just an experiment in select stores. This is good news for me however, since my regular LCS is 2 hours away and while it's convenient while I'm away at school, not so much here during the summer. It's still about 20, 30 minutes away, but a lot closer and while I was considering an online service I don't mind making the trip for now. Out here everything's at least 20 minutes away anyway so it's not too big a deal. Having my books held means I get some freedom in when I go pick them up and I know they'll be there for sure waiting for me. If only I had known about this when Siege #4 sold out by the time I got there.
April 22, 2010 11:02 am @josh- Oh yes.  I remember fondly reading to my one week old daughter the first half of the Sinestro Corps War.  Almost two years later she still loves to grab my hardcovers and ooh and aah over the pictures.  But she generally likes to grab any kind of book she sees, so that's a already a good sign.  Oh to have another little library nerd in the house... whatever keeps her in the house and me from having to dust off the aforementioned mandatory Texas shotgun.
April 13, 2010 9:54 pm

@stuclach- HA!  Comment of the week

@DaveCarr-Tonto? Like from Lone Ranger?

 

April 13, 2010 1:02 pm

@edward-finally the secret origin of edward is revealed!  Now you just need Geoff Johns to retell it.   BTW, that story actually explains a lot.

April 13, 2010 12:25 pm I think I was also Hope until last fall, or her more attractive male cousin. I kind of wandered around the periphery of the comics world for years, occasionally picking up a trade until I picked up Johns' Green Lantern out of curiuosity for the character. At about this time I discovered a podcast called iFanboy and while I listened solely for entertainment purposes at first, the guys' boundless enthusiasm for the medium pushed me enough to dare leap across the chasm of continuity and mind-boggling business practices into the muscular yet gentle embrace of comics. This was also around the time the of Batman family relaunch and another semester at school. After a quick online search, I found a shop a few blocks down the street from my dorm. With the jumping on point Batman Reborn provided, I eased into other (mainly DC) books and voraciously sampled the many other recommendations of the iFanboys. Having a resource like iFanboy (and wikipedia) made this experience infinitely more pleasant than it could've been.
April 12, 2010 9:51 pm I have absolutely no idea why (since i haven't actually read a lot Cornell, but hear only psitive things) but this actually made me kinda giddy.  I'm at a loss.
March 25, 2010 8:57 pm

Just started reading reading the books like two days and literally finished volume four as I pulled up the site ad saw the trailer.  For a book I've barely cracked open, I'm more excited than I have been about anything in a long time, maybe (MAYBE) even Iron Man 2.   Just hope volume 5 keeps up the goodness and......

KABOOMERANG!

March 24, 2010 12:46 pm yeah thinking about jumping on this too.  A little worried I won't get what's happening, but willing to give it a shot.  Heard only good things, so here goes nothin'...