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 Manager of Merit
Kevin shopped with us. He worked for us. It kind of feels like forever now, but its only since 1999 in a 1997 Darien, 1989 Downers Grove sort of way. That means he has almost 19 years of experience to help get you what you want. Not enough? We agree! so we also have him work directly with Funko and NECA to bring you the coolest, latest, and sometimes rarest in Pops and action figures. Have a request? Tell the store you shop at to get in touch with Kevin, and he'll do what he can to get the items you want. Still not enough? We agree! so you can also use Kevin to find the comics you need. He's tracked down people who asked for items years ago (much to their surprise) when something is finally available. He'll also make sure that your store has us looking for your books as well. STILL not enough? We agree! He's now available on Mondays to clean your gutters while working from home. Kevin...work harder for these fine people. Without them, you don't have a job you fool! Harder...HARDER, we say!!!
Anton Zanker-His Beard's Agent on Earth
The man behind the beard is a beautiful and perfect human being who likes meeting nice people and talking to them about Marvel and Indy books, videogames, movies, music, and life in general. In his spare time, he likes to draw colorful pictures, eat junk food, and play with his dog, Jaxx.
Anton and his beard started reading comics as teenagers, but they had no idea what they were doing. While they would occasionally read a quality story, they were too intimidated by some of the longer running, more established series and mostly just picked up books they thought looked cool. It wasn't until one fateful day eleven years ago, they met Kevin and were introduced to a little book called Civil War. Their life hasn't been the same since.
Andy Osenga-Gamer Extraordinaire and Master Wizard
Andy first met Charles whilst working at another book store and was told about the awesome store that is Graham Crackers Comics. Having been into superheroes and all things gaming, Andy was no stranger to comic and game shops in his life, but truly found something special in that little store on Lucinda. Starting humbly there as a part time employee, covering odds and ends and working whenever they needed someone, Andy has come to be the official coordinator of the Magic TCG events and runs the open game night on Monday Nights.
Dekalb 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!
Dekalb 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 praise.
Dekalb Store Testimonial #3:
I 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
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