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Geeks never pass up an opportunity to integrate their fandoms into their everyday lives. Whether we’re pouring our coffee into a Green Lantern mug at work, sporting a Sailor Moon hoodie at the gym or driving around with nerdy decals, bumper stickers and custom license plates on our cars, we love what we love, and we’re not afraid to show it. Former theme park designer Jenn Fujikawa
and licensed attorney Giulia Palermo
have taken their adoration for all things geeky one step further – into the kitchen, paying homage to their fandoms with food.
Zeus Comics and Collectibles on a Friday night is a flurry of activity - probably not unlike a busy day at the Daily Planet
. Customers buzz in and out of the kaleidoscopic store, brimming over with questions about pre-orders and pull lists. About two weeks ago, the Dallas store became a lightning rod at the forefront of a nationwide debate - but tonight, it's business as usual.
Behind the counter and at the center of it all is Richard Neal
, who for the past 12 years has been owner and operator of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award winning comic shop. With Neal at the helm, Zeus Comics became one of the first stores to decide not to carry the controversial Orson Scott Card
written Adventures of Superman
– a decision, he explains, that had several elements to consider – but one inevitable conclusion.