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.
Meet Shane Wallace, 26, from Graham Cracker Comics location in Lincoln Park [2562 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614; (773) 665-2010], where he constantly reminds his customers that comic books aren’t just for kids. “Comics have switched from being for kids to being more for adults. I want to be able to read the comics on the shelves!” You’re preaching to the choir, Shane….now on with the questions…
Speed Racer, because the other two are out helping people.
Which super-hero movie needs to be done that hasn’t been done?
Now that “Battlestar Galactica” is over, how do you spend your Friday nights?
Waiting for “Caprica” to come on. The movie was good, and it’s something that keeps me involved in that world. I’m sad that I don’t get anymore “Battlestar Galactica.” “Caprica” won’t have Edward James Olmos, but that’s alright.
What makes you get crazy-angry like the Hulk?
When club members put back the stuff they ordered. I know I ordered it for them, and they say they don’t remember ordering it. It costs us money!
Create your own “Street Fighter.” What would his or her ultimate move be?
I’m from Kansas, so I’d call him Kyle the Kansas Cowboy. He can lasso you. It’s my shout-out, giving some props to the Midwest breadbasket guy.
– Michelle Castillo
CREDITS:Top photo courtesy of Sean Wallace. “Battlestar Galactica” photo from NBC-Universal.