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Jared

Jared

Jared got a copy of Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn at age 3 and hasn’t looked back since. He has shopped at Big Planet Comics since 1994 and been a co-owner since 2004.

He can be found at the College Park, U Street, and Vienna stores.

He wants you to read:
all Carl Barks
Hicksville
all Paul Pope
Tintin
Usagi Yojimbo

Kevin

Kevin

Kevin (mis)spent his youth reading Web of Spider-Man and What If? comics at Shop-Rite while his mom bought egg noodles. He lives in a pineapple under the sea and commutes to work in a boom tube.

Where can he be found? VIENNA4LYFE!

He wants you to read:
Captain Easy
Saga
all Tezuka
Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man
Akira

Nick

Nick

Nick learned to read Greek from all the Uncle Scrooge and Conan comics his dad would buy him on his family’s yearly visits to the motherland. He still doesn’t understand math having filled all his text books with issues of Spider-Man.

He manages the DC store and can be easily identified by the Ben’s Chili Bowl stains on his clothes.

He wants you to read:
Everything We Miss
Prison Pit
Amulet
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt

kelly

Kelly

Kelly thinks everything is better with pictures. She studied art history for too many years, cheating on the old masters with webcomics before moving onto physical comics. She lives in a house constructed entirely out of books and bleeds Earl Grey tea.

She can be found compulsively alphabetizing in Vienna.

She wants you to read:
The Sixth Gun
Hark! A Vagrant
All Kelly Sue Deconnick
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth