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Captain's Comics

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Captain's Comics
1209-D Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 766-6611
www.captainscomics.com

Here's the thing about Captain's Comics: You can walk in there almost any day of the week and find, for instance, two guys up by the register comparing and contrasting the Ultimate Marvel version of Captain America with the Earth-616 version of Captain America, talking about how you can only play the Man Out of Time card for so long with the character, or about how cool the Ultimate version of Thor is, and the whole time they are doing so (here's the freakish thing) ... nobody is standing around wondering what the heck these guys are talking about. For those who love comic books, fantasy, and pop culture in general, it's like slipping into some alternate timeline where everyone understands even the most obscure Y: The Last Man, Runaways, or Sandman reference. It brings tears to the eyes. Add in a subscription program, friendly staff, more mainstream comics, alt press books, superhero statues, and more Star Wars toys than you can shake a protocol droid at, and all that's missing is Ricardo Montalban slipping a lei around your neck while Hervé Villechaize claps his hands in welcome. Welcome. To Fantasy Island, slightly west of the Ashley.

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