First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Andy Mansell, our Customer-In-Chief and the moderator of our Heroes Discussion Group! Andy turns, um, I forget--65? 75?--today. Or 47. One of those. Anyway, he's one of our very favorite customers and a great friend, and we're pleased as punch that he's older today. If you have the time, leave good ole Andy Mansell a note of felicitation/commiseration in the Comments section.
But speaking of Andy, I wanted to post a brief report on Monday's Heroes Discussion Group, which was predictably AWESOME! We held it in the back of the store this time, allowing Andy to address us from an ersatz pulpit, as you can see in the several photos we've posted to our Flickr page. The discussion ranged from mythology to sci-fi, and pretty much everywhere in between. Only one of us was not really crazy about the story, so we kept addressing ourselves to him, to try and convince him of the greatness. Shame on us for ganging up, but Ernie was a good sport about it--who doesn't love to be the center of attention?
Anyway, you can read all about it on the Flickr pages. For next month's subject of discussion, we thought we'd solicit some suggestions from our blog audience. At the end of the meeting we nominated the following (you guys who were there remind me if I've forgotten anything):
Batman: Year One
Sandman: Season of Mists
Batman: Year One was the clear favorite of the attending group members, but what do you think? Let us know between now and this Monday, May 5, when I'll post what we all decide!