A great story!
I wanted to share a quick story that totally just happened a few minuets ago.
I was in the comic shop picking up my new issue of “Huntress” and I decided to grab a copy of “Adventure Time” #1 for me and my sister, and I was in luck because there were only 2 copies left! Well as I was browsing a woman and her young son came into the shop and she approached the register explaining that her son was interested in reading comics, and requested some help identifying the “kids books”.
The shop keeper took them to the back where he keeps a rack of comics based on cartoons and video games and began rattling off the typical favorites: Sonic, Ninja Turtles, Mega Man…The young boy was clearly overwelmed and beyond excited, but obviously dismissive of the suggestions, and I having been a fan of Dinosaur comics for about four years now knew full well that I held something special in my hands. I looked down (he was about as tall as my leg) and asked “do you like Adventure Time?”
Well Mr.North to say that this boy was excited is an understatement boardering on farce, I didnt have to wait for his response before handing him one of your books, the sight of which sent him over the edge “I DIDNT EVEN KNOW THEY MADE THAT!” he exclaimed, “I KNOW IT JUST CAME OUT TODAY!!” I responded, his mother and the shopkeeper looking on befuddled at a twenty nine year old man, and a six year old boy sharing a moment of bliss, unabashed in that comfortable safe zone comic shops seem to create.
The mother encouraged the boy to look around some more but he’d have none of it, and as I was leaving I overheard her explain to the shop keeper that this was her sons’ first comic, to which he responded by giving him a bag and a board suggesting that after he reads his new book he preserve it as a memento to look back on in 20 or 30 years. I was so proud and delighted to play some small part in creating a truly memorable experience that I thought it only fair to pass the story on.
Thanks for giving a young fan a great start, and reminding an old one why comics are so much fun!
You guys, this is awesome