This summer is set to be full of caped shenanigans. Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class, Cowboys and Aliens and Transformers: Dark of the Moon all light up the silver screen within weeks of one another. With so much spandex to choose from, Patch went to the experts on what to expect: comic shop owners and managers. Star Clipper in the Delmar Loop, Newcastle Comics in Maryland Heights, and Fantasy Shop (with four locations in the metro area) shared opinions on the best, the worst and the guilty pleasures. Read more here.
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Geeks love their genre-specific holidays, such as May the Fourth be With You (May 4) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 17). Their favorite may be Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May. “It’s unbelievably popular,” said Mike Brodeur, general manager of The Fantasy Shop. “In retail, you develop an eye for names and faces. There are a few Free Comic Book Day customers we only see once a year, but we see them every year.” The free comics lure them in, but he said nearly all of the yearly customers leave with a large stash of…
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