Comic Book Store Clerks of America, No. 8: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

March 14, 2009 | 2:05 p.m.

They have no superpowers, but they are heroic: They are the store employees across America who sell comics and, like the guys in “High Fidelity,” bicker with one another all day long about the true treasures of the discount bin. They are the Comic Book Store Clerks of America, and we salute them.

Comicbook8If Galactus ever tries to take a bite out of Louisana he’s in for a nasty surprise and we’re not just talking about the Tabasco factory over on Avery Island. It turns out that the Ultimate Nullifer, that crazy Kirby gizmo that Reed Richards used to spook the planet-eater is hidden in plain sight over at School of Comics [660 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA; (225)922-9080]. At least that’s what employee Jeff Walley, 33, tells us…

Speaking of Ultimate Nullifier, if you could be any member of the Fantastic Four, which one would it be?

If I could steal any member’s powers, I would take Mr. Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) I’d take his brilliant deduction… wait can I have more than one power? I can have all of them? I could have his elasticity too? Definitely him then!

Super O saves the day.Which superhero has the best chance at saving the economy?

Super O of course! He’s was on the cover of Wizard this month. He even had his shirt open like Superman.

Green Lantern, Green Hornet, Green Arrow: Whose the greatest of the greenies?

The best green hero? Seriously: The Jolly Green Giant. Organic goodness — what else needs to be said?

What is the last book you read that did not have pictures?

Stranger in a Strange Land.” It’s an amazing book. I was very impressed.

What is in your DVD player right now?

The “Justice League Unlimited” series, the one from Cartoon Network from a few years ago, is still in there. It’s got an amazing storyline. The second season of the “Justice League” was done by Dwane McDuffie. He spun a story with (Project) Cadmus and Brainiac and Lex Luther. It’s extremely well done and well told for an adult/children’s cartoon series.

– Michelle Castillo


Think your fav store has a clerk who is worthy of our spotlight? Tell us in the comments section below…

Photo: Jeff Walley and his sidekick, courtesy of Walley.

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3 Responses to Comic Book Store Clerks of America, No. 8: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  1. Mark Dub says:

    I have the pleasure of getting my comic fix from the School of Comics EVERY Wednesday, and the privilege of calling Mr. Walley a friend. He's a great guy and is super-friendly. I'm glad that you guys devoted a piece to him and guys of his caliber.

  2. Morgan says:

    I just went into School Of Comics today and was admiring his mustache. haha

  3. Sara Windle says:

    you should interview Ron Flickinger he works at Cosmic Oasis in Richmond, Kentucky, its a candy, comics and games store

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