Without comic books, the only other way to learn about superheroes and supervillains involves becoming a window washer at the fortress of solitude and listing “world domination” as an interest on internet dating websites. Peek behind the mask with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of comic books, action figures, and sports collectibles at Krier's Cards & Comics
A spectacular selection of Marvel Comics and collectibles abounds at Krier’s Cards & Comics, serving as a beacon for superhero savants searching for page-turners, games, and movie-inspired action figures. Readers can thumb-through Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #21 that chronicles Spider-Man’s skirmishes against the villainous Magneto and his novelty-sized flip-flops ($2.99), or witness superhuman transformations in the 260th installment of X-Men Legacy ($2.99). The Jack Sparrow dragon ring allows wearers to follow fashion trends set by Pirates of the Caribbean's charismatic captain ($12), while a 12-inch Harry Potter Slytherin robe makes a perfect fit for G.I. Joes or Mickey Rooneys ($25.49). Collectors and gamers slide into the shop’s picnic tables to engage in role playing games, compare trading card stats, and ogle vivid, new cover art.