Even though I was in California I still kept waiting for that comic book van to show up in my neighborhood. I thought they were a national idea, but I found out much later they only drove around crappy areas in New York. So I was stuck with getting my comics from the 7-11, and the jerk at the place wouldn't hold my favorites when they came in.
It took me a while to find out why Johnny Storm did his hair like Ricky Nelson in that one issue of Fantastic Four and I only found out by making friends with a kid I normally would have avoided who had that issue.
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