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799 views • Jan 2, '13 • (2) Comments

Semper Fi!


So tonight I was logging a bunch of recent purchases from TFAW.  I am finally getting around to unboxing stuff I got during their Black Friday sale (it was only 6 weeks ago, give me a break!), and I come across a few things out of the ordinary.  

I was shorted like 5 books.  Just cheapie nick & dent TPBs, but about $15 worth if you consider s/h.  I wonder what response I'll get about getting a credit, 30 days after receivng the order.  The other 80% of my order showed up fine.

More curious to me however, was a Conan TPB/floppie military special I received.  I had no idea they made special package deals like this.  It reminds me of the 3 for $1 comics that would come polybagged at TG&Y when I was a kid.  Always a good idea to market comics via different avenues.

Then it occurred to me how violent Conan is, and if the book was in the hands of someone in a hotzone.  Would they want to be reading about the exploits of a guy who gets in a fight to the death every 3-4 pages?  Where beheadings are extremelty common?

Now maybe this wasn't offered directly to our brave troops overseas, perhaps it was available only at a local PX or some direct mail outlet, I don't know how that works.  My natural reaction about this is that our troops have to go through some of the worse imaginable to protect us; would they want to read violent stuff like this?  I love Conan and the gore never bothers me, but I am far removed from real-world atrocities some of these guys face every day, too.  I don't think I'd want to read something like that during times of duress.

Anyway, it's just a random thought that came to me.  And now it makes me want to hug a soldier, and send him some comics.  What do you think they'd like?

  • Jan 2, '13 by manbat's avatar manbat
  • Are you kidding me?

    As a former sniper with the 101st airborne division (C co 2/503) I can say that comics were loved! Especially those like captain America, iron man, superman, etc.

    Air assault!
    • Jan 2, '13 by sloangods's avatar sloangods
    • Awesome, thanks for commenting, and thank you for your service.
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