Charles Fischer Manager of Sector 2814
After escaping from a dying planet of boredom and darkness as a
child, Charles was given a power ring that gifted him wonderful powers
of unending enthusiasm for all things comics. He uses this super power
to sell awesome comics to awesome people (or at least tell semi-cool
people about the awesome comics they should be buying; or at least
should be reading). He even helps the poor souls find these comics on
the rack when they forget the alphabet. Charles plans to spread his deep
love of comics to everyone and everything whether they want it or not.
His never ending battle against bad artwork, social injustice and poorly
adapted comic movies continues to this day.
Kevin Healy Assistant Manager!
Kevin has been drinking from the Graham Crackers teat since
Lyle's Hobbies (the only store with the good sense to write their back
issue prices right on the comic!) closed when he was in middle school.
He's the first employee to be hired solely for geographical convenience,
since everyone who worked there was driving at least an hour each way at
the time. He's been with our DeKalb store since it opened in April
1999, splitting time occasionally with someone once-named 'Shawn' in our
Bolingbrook store. He's a Vir-GO, not a vir-GIN, and should never be
asked about the inking of Vince Colleta in polite company. Kevin
is also the average weight for his height if he were taller, and can
ramble about anything while writing to the point of distraction.
(Warning....mention Star Wars at your own risk. He thinks there
should have been more political scenes in the prequels.)
George - Salesperson of Standing!
Little is known of the Chris. Being the next Chris in a long line of
Graham Crackers Comics' Chris' his arrival was pre-ordained by THOSE WHO
SIT ABOVE. Much like the soothsayers of old the Chris is full of
knowledge of things that matter only to those who they matter too. Even
with all that heaped upon him, and the fact that he works across the
rainbow bridge at the Wheaton Graham Crackers on Saturdays, the Chris is
willing and able to sell anything and everything to you.
Blank - Patrolling Helper of
Lee Blank is a man's man amongst men. He dates the ladies
(so we hear), talks to his mom regularly (she says hi by the way) and
plays Heroclix at least twice a week! Always ready to answer the call if
random questions pertaining to "amazing" late 90s comics come up, Lee is
known to gossip with the best of us, especially if it pertains to Geoff
Johns. As always watch out around Lee because he is the Law (of nothing
really) but still he is a fun guy to have around.
Store Testimonial #1:
I was just in the
DeKalb store and I wanted everyone to know how awesome the customer
service was! I have a little boy that I'm trying to get into
reading, the programs offered for the little ones and the eagerness
of the sales associates was bar none!
Store Testimonial #2:
I just wanted to
take a second and tell you how pleased I was with my service at the
Graham Crackers Comics in DeKalb. I just graduated from
Northern Illinois University this spring, and for the entire time I
attended, Graham Crackers Comics DeKalb was my comic book store.
They are really great there. They always made me feel welcome.
They remembered my name, even though it is really hard to say.
They always dealt with my frequent changes to my pull list with, and
never complained. I never once didn't get a comic that I
wanted. But most amazing of all, they learned what comics I
liked, and saved them for me just in case I didn't know they were
coming out. For instance, when Ultimatum #4 came out, they
saved me a copy of the "Peter Parker RIP variant," instead of the
regular cover, knowing that I would want that one. I was a big
Spider-Man and Flash fan, and they always saved variant covers for
me, even if I didn't ask for them. They knew I would want
them. They truly were great there, and I'm sorry that I had to
move away. If the Metra West Line went one more stop out to
DeKalb, I would take it out there every Wednesday, and continue to
get my comics from them.
They run a great comic book store there, and they deserve some good
Store Testimonial #3:
personally wanted to thank you. Your store has provided me a safe refuge
from the daily grind of life. I come in and I don't have to worry much
about what happens in the outside world, only what is happening in the
DC, Marvel, and Independent Universes. When I walk into the store and
hear everyone's cheerfull greeting, with Charles in the zone or
converting someone else to Aquaman, Kevin too easily able to make me
laugh or recomend good indy books and Chris, the All-Father-of-Clix,
giving me insight into Heroclix, and finally Nick, for bringing his
A-Game. You guys have grown to be some of the best friends I could have
and I am glad that I grew my hobby of comics through the open minded
people that you all are. --Matt Coyle