Okay we thought those reports of how hot a ticket AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583 was going to be might be a tad overblown — after all, it’s just a kinda dopey five-page comic book story. But it seems that crowds around the nation braved brutal sub-zero temperatures to get their copies.
The line outside Midtown Comics began forming before the store opened at 10 a.m. Bronko Spaleta, 38, and “frostbitten, but otherwise good,” stood at the front door, ushering those in line into the store, which can only accommodate about 20 customers at a time because of fire and building safety codes.
Each customer was allowed to buy only one copy of the Obama comic book (and one copy of the one without the variant Jimenez cover). “It’s one of each cover,” Mr. Spaleta told those waiting on line. “Please do not jump back in the line.”
Newsarama has a roundup of other local reports, and this hot ticket item definitely warmed up a cold day across the nation, with numerous sellout reports. In fact,, the second printing is sold out, but Marvel is rushing out a THIRD printing to meet demand. And yes, that is an actual picture of people lined up to buy a comic book.
Update: Joe Field sent us his own report from Flying Colors .
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