While The Beatrix is down South for a a comics convention, I’m back home in Omaha, Nebraska, spending Turkey Week with family and friends. (Nine days of vacation, three vacation days used.)
Of course, most of us are anticipating turkey this Thursday (or whatever you prefer to consume in Thanksgiving), and many are also plotting strategies for that evening and Black Friday.
Myself, I plan to make another grand tour of the Greater Omaha comics shops (Dragon’s Lair! Krypton Comics! Ground Zero! (A little nuclear war humor, the shop is a few miles from the Strategic Air Command) Legend Comics! (mmm… Comics and coffee!))!
After all the Sturm und Drang this year (elections, wildfires, hurricanes, drought, the economy, Snooki’s baby…) we’ve got a lot to be Thankful for, and looking at the sales figures so far, comics shops (or at least the comics industry) seem to be doing well.
We here at The Beat strongly support our comics retailers, so we’ve got three questions for our readers:
- If you’re a retailer, what plans do you have this week to promote sales?
- If you’re a consumer, do you plan to do Christmas shopping this weekend (for yourselves or others)?
- What’s your favorite comics shop?
I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010.
I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
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