Tag Archives: New Comics

I Weep for the Future

About once a month, someone will come into the shop and ask if we carry a certain comic book title.

Customer: Do you carry Trinity?

Me: Sure do!  You can find that title in the “New Comics” section under “T” for Trinity or if you are looking for the past couple of weeks, it will be on the wall to the right which is last weeks/months issues and they are alphabetical as well.
 

Then usually what happens, is that they will dash over to the new comic section .. and then they will frantically start looking from left to right for a couple of minutes.

 

Me: Did you find it?

Customer: Nope, are they listed in alphabetical order or something?

Me: Did you find the “T"’s”?

Customer: Nope

 

As I start to walk over, I always see them staring at Action, Amazing Spider-man, picking them up and putting them down and I always wonder to myself.  “Did they stop teaching the ABC’s and 123’s in school?”

Eventually, I show them Thor, Thunderbolts and .. Trinity.

No Phone & Internet for 28 hrs

Firstly… I am not addicted to the Internet, but it is a tool that I use in my business, so I need it to do my work.  There are tools in my business that need to connect via the Internet to do things.

Tuesday night when I closed up and went home, both the the phone and the Internet worked just fine.

Then on Wednesday, when I got in.  I was getting prepped for New Comics days and I noticed that I wasn’t able to get out to the internet and occasionally my router or DSL modem will take a nap and I have to do some power cycling to get it all back to normal.

The usual power on and power off didn’t work, the next step was to call AT&T and let them know, but guess what?  The phone didn’t have a dial tone, ever after unplugging and re-plugging the cords in.

Using the back up phone (aka the cell phone), I put in a trouble call to AT&T and was told that someone would be out the next day between 8am and noon.

The dude didn’t show up until about 11:30 and no matter what this “tech” did, he was not able to get dial tone on the business line.  The phone line that we use to process credit cards and for faxing worked fine though.

Long story short!  This poor excuse for an old man said that a new line was going to have to be laid and that when “they do it”, they will not do ceiling tiles and yadda.. yadda… yadda.

So I said, “Look… give me the wire and come back in one hour”

With in that hour, I had the new wire strung and ready to be punched down to be all manipulated.

Then.. the DSL filter wasn’t allowing dial tone through and he had to get a new one of those too.

So.. 1/2 into my day, I am back online and catching up.

GamersCircle 3 Day 20% Off Anniversary Sale

You read the heading correctly, this entire weekend.  Everything in the store (that is the ‘real store’) is 20%, with loads of other items up to 40% off.

1 Year Anniversary Sale

(Excluding items already discounted)
August 15 – 17, 2008

 

New Comics, Old Comics, Trades, Statues, Toys and more

608-B E. Bidwell St.
Folsom, CA 95630
916-357-5615

New Comics for the week of 6/4/2008

ABE SAPIEN THE DROWNING #5
ALL NEW ATOM #24
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #561
AMERICAN DREAM #3
AMORY WARS II #1
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #189
AVENGERS INVADERS #2
BATMAN DEATH MASK #3
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ORIGINS #6
BOYS #19 (MR)

New Comics for the week of 5/29/2008

ACTION COMICS #865
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #11
ARCHIE #585
ARMY OF DARKNESS XENA WHY NOT #3
ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #6
BATMAN #677 RIP
BATMAN GOTHAM AFTER MIDNITE #1
BLUE BEETLE #27
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #45
DAREDEVIL #107
DC UNIVERSE ZERO 2ND PTG
FABLES #73 (MR)
FINAL CRISIS #1