November 11, 2010

To his friend regarding a plastic Thor hammer replica we had for sale...

15 comments:

  1. It's that bedside manner that's going to get him far in life.

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  2. Some of these people are truly scary, and deserve their own comic, thank you! ( Just finished reading all of them)

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  3. I am astounded by how many people come into your store who don't know that comic books are fictional.

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  4. Arrived here from The Daily What and went through your whole archives.

    This comic is at times hilarious, depressing, frightening and almost unbelievable. Keep up the great work!

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  5. I clicked over from consumerist and also just laughed through the whole archive.

    As I read back I kept feeling like I'd been a numnut valued customer in that exact store years ago, thinking you were different stores as hints crept in: Allston NEC, Comicopia in Kenmore Square, Million Year Picnic. Then the Angelina's Pizza hint made me realize I actually have no clue, but can acknowledge that every bit is pretty universal.

    Thank you!

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  6. I used to work retail and - believe it or not - sometimes I miss it. Reading all of these last night at work helped me get over that. My wife works in a comic shop now. She's probably not even going to think this is funny. She'll just say, "Yeah, that's right."

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  7. Hey, linked here from the Consumerist. I used to work in a comic shop and I've heard every single one of these more times than I want to remember. Keep up the good work!

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  8. i find his statement ironic, wasn't thor a doctor at some point?

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  9. How many times have people come into that store and expressed how much they want to kill everyone?

    Far too many to count.

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  10. i read on the back of a trading card once that spider-man was the only human able to lift mjolnir.

    also, let's not forget the inscription:
    http://i.techrepublic.com.com/blogs/mjolnir_sinscription.jpg

    i don't think our friend here from the labcoat mafia qualifies as "worthy."

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  11. I'm starting to think that comic book stores are set up with the specific intent to gather the mentally unstable and potentially violent and engross them in so much fiction that they become relatively harmless.

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  12. Anyone who's actually worked in a hospital would consider this statement mild.

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  13. Apparently he missed the whole "IF HE BE WORTHY" part of the Hammer's inscription. This is why a lot of even apparently decent people CANNOT lift it. It's a picky artifact.

    He wants to talk to someone like the Green Goblin for all his Going Postal needs.

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  14. I think Rob said it best: Hilarious as this is, it also highlights some severe mental illness issues.

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