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#589593 - 08/17/11 12:29 PM Re: Dinner with Nick Fury [Re: Lawson]
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I'd seen Affleck in the store a few times (with Gwyneth Paltrow) and he typically looked all jock-y then. The stuff he purchased, he'd literally throw on the counter and say, in a jock voice, "I want to buy this," while Gwyneth stood behind him, as if he were a shield, looking embarrassed. The bearded Affleck story was a couple of years later.

I'm not sure which southside store you're talking about whether the one owned by the same guy who owned HRV or the other one. I went to the other one a couple of times, and you'd have either loved it or hated it. Probably a better comic shop than either of ours, but the owner blared AM talk radio all day.

I also sold some comics to Keanu Reeves once, which was very awkward. He was in a really bad wig disguise and I pretended not to recognize him. He had apparently just discovered Alan Moore and was asking questions about Moore's work; he wasn't trying to be low-key at all. He acted like he was just a regular dude shopping for comics, even though the guy I was working with kept finding opportunities to go, "Whoa!"
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#589595 - 08/17/11 12:37 PM Re: Dinner with Nick Fury [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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I doubt I ever knew the name of the southside comics shop. This was the mid-1990s. It was in a busy shopping center on one of the major north-south roads, a couple doors down from a nice Caribbean cafe. I used to trick my girlfriend at the time, offering to buy her dinner at the cafe so I could justify dragging her to the comics shop.

Home Run Video had a decent comics selection, although like the drugstore spinner racks of my youth, it didn't always get the same titles every month. You got what you got. To this date, I still don't have a copy of Grant Morrison's JLA No. 3, which was the conclusion of a story arc, damnit.

The best thing about Home Run Video was the coffeehouse, Gallery Espresso, next door. I was quite the hipster those days (in my mind) and some of us nursed our $1 coffees for hours in that dark, gloomy but atmospheric place. When I was by myself, I'd sometimes park it there and read my latest stash of funnybooks.

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#601973 - 03/28/13 08:22 PM Re: Dinner with Nick Fury [Re: Lawson]
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Just discovered this:

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Savannah Comics (aka Home Run Video)

November 29, 2012

We still rent movies, the last video rental store in Savannah. Now porn free and family friendly. Please share this with your friends.


I was guessing the Internet had put a major dent in his business model, and apparently I was right. Actually, I'm surprised he held out until last year.
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