The Thing is purple and Silver Surfer is blue
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?
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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.