Sunday, February 03, 2008
Sorry About That!
For the first time since we opened I had to apologize to a customer because of a comic book cover. The cover of Green Lantern #27, to be exact (pictured).
The guy picked it up and said, "Do her breasts REALLY have to be that large? I mean seriously. I'm starting to wonder if I'm in the wrong kind of store here."
I said "Sorry. I don't know why they do that. The story is good though."
And he said, "I'm not sure I can get past the cover. How can I take this home? I have a wife and a couple of kids."
I said, "I know what you mean. I wish they didn't feel the need to do that kind of art on the cover because it can put off people with families. I am sorry."
He did pick up a few other DC comics, but skipped the Green Lantern #27. See DC - I have an actual loss of a sale because you had an artist get a little to over enthusiastic about female breasts when drawing the cover of one of your comics. I'm sure he's not the first, but he IS the first who I've heard verbally express it to me out loud.