Superheroes such as Sardine Man, with his uncanny ability to fit inside any tin can, and The Bureaucracinator, with her power to barrage enemies in a tornado of regulatory citation slips, have captivated fans for years. Read up on their enthralling adventures with today’s Groupon. For $9, you get $20 worth of comics and graphic novels at Local Heroes in Ghent. This Groupon’s value must be used in one visit.
As one of the area's only comic-book and graphic-novel stores, Local Heroes helps transport wide-eyed readers to a world where the pants-less parading of Halloween occurs every day. A friendly and knowledgeable staff of superpower scholars assists visitors in unearthing intriguing issues and answers questions about proper cape maintenance. A wide variety of options are available in the kids and young readers section, helping make reading fun for youths and providing role models that aren’t pirates or monster trucks. Mounds of new releases ranging from $3 to $4 and graphic novels starting at $15 are within reach, showcasing striking illustrations and gripping plot lines unmatched by amateur attempts at providing proof in traffic court. In addition to a stunning array of reading material for kids and adults, Local Heroes offers a welcoming atmosphere decorated with vibrant comic art, cushy lounge seats, and a kryptonite coffee table.
No matter how awesome an accountant’s tax-deducting powers are, CPAs still don’t have eight-pack abs and an invisible heromobile that can drive on the highway shoulder without baiting attention. Local Heroes allows readers young and old to experience the stupefying ability to effortlessly open pickle jars with lasers and maintain perfect hair while accidentally walking through brick walls.
- The bigger dream, however, is promoting literacy and the love of reading. "I want people to know how cool comic books are," [owner Greg] Thompson said. "Not just the superhero stuff, but I want my store to be somewhere that people who just like to read can come." – Greg Goldfarb, BNET
- Thanks for helping me complete my Hellboy: Library Edition collection. – Casey M., Facebook
- Thanks for the help with Green Lantern ... and for being responsible for Norfolk finally having a good comic book store. – Tomasz N., Facebook
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