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The Superhero Store

Filed under: Art,Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Dragon which is in the early morning or 8:29 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

In Brooklyn?

So, I can’t believe I haven’t written about this before, but there’s a store in Brooklyn that sells superhero stuff.  Like a gallon of gravity.  And capes.  And invisibility by the jug.  Yeah, the Brooklyn Superhero Store is like Acme, but for the superhero world.  And it’s real!

Okay, it’s mostly real.  You get something for your money, but it’s not super powers.  What you get is to support a not-for-profit organization that helps kids in New York get into creative writing.  The store is how they fund it.  You can read more at the FAQ.  And, you can read more about the program they support at 826NYC.com

(And, yes, I know I owe you all a bunch of updates and pictures about my trip to WonderCon this past week, but I’ve been sick, so just give me a little time, okay?)

1 Comment

  1. I think that there are recovering villains involved in this store. Perhaps Dr.Doom or a few of the Skrulls. They’re selling some items of dubious value for “good” guys. A jug of Chaos? Antimatter?? What possible good purpose could these serve? I mean, what Hero in his right mind would open such a jug?

    Also, selling invisibility is suspect. It’s too easily misused. You get invisible and start overhearing conversations, seeing people engaging in habits outside of accepted hygiene practices and it’s all downhill from there.

    “Lair” also seems odd. What happened to “hide out?”

    I would like an evil blob containment capsule. I’ll put that on my Christmas list.

    Finally, capes. Capes are passe. They’re annoying and dangerous. If I’m bearing down on some dude from a mile high, dodging lasers and bolts of lightning, the last thing I need is to be tied to a stupid flag that’s flapping loudly and signaling my position.

    I’m off to investigate this “store” myself. Using my powers for good…Pol.

    Comment by Pol — 4/9/2010 @ 11:38 am

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