We know you are sick of that Obama & Spider-Man comic, but not only did the mere announcement of the comic make a lot of news, but news of the comic selling out has also made headlines everywhere. Atlanta:
And Oxford Comics, purportedly the only Atlanta retailer to carry the comic, was swamped with comic book fans and political history collectors who quickly bought out the 1,000 copies at the store, owner Mike VanHouten said.
“There were lines of 50 or more wrapped around the building,” VanHouten said. “People were happy to pay $45. This is the biggest thing since the death of Superman.”
“We were hoping we could get a copy,” said Lena Harper of Greensboro, who came with her 8-year-old daughter and stood in a line stretching onto the sidewalk. “But we should have known to show up hours early, like at a movie premiere.”
We hear it sold through St. Louis down to Missouri, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Gallup, New Mexico, and Flagstaff, Arizona — and don’t forget Winona, Kingman, Barstow, and San Bernardino.