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Chicagoans recommend a labor memoir, the Walking Dead comics, and Reggie Wilson's dance work in progress

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Paul Czarnowski, G-Mart Comics manager is crazy about:

The Walking Dead People started coming in the weekend The Avengers premiered and were asking for Infinity Gauntlet so I was like, "Oh, great. The postcredit scene [in the movie] is Thanos. Thanks a lot, people!" We actually have a giant poster of Hawkeye framed on the wall at the store. There's a comic going on right now that's surprisingly popular called Before Watchmen. It's a prequel to Watchmen.

The big brouhaha is that [Watchmen author] Alan Moore is angry as heck about it, like someone stabbed him in the face or something. We actually had a big argument about it here at the store that everyone is still laughing about. Movies don't really bring new people to read comics, but when Watchmen came out they marketed it like, "Hey, after Watchmen, check out this book!"

The Walking Dead is one of those things that everybody here loves. They love to read and they love to talk about the show—they started filming for the next season. It was a top seller before the show, but when the show ended its second season people started buying all the back issues. People were buying multiple copies left and right.

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