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Jeff Ayers

Forbidden Planet, 840 Broadway, at 13th St.; 212-473-1576

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What’s so great about selling comic books?
It’s my lifeblood. I’ve met everyone I’ve ever wanted to meet. I rung up Eddie Vedder’s Star Wars stuff and all the Dan Clowes comics he bought before Clowes became hip.

Who are FP’s big spenders?
Norman Rockwell’s nearest blood relation comes in regularly and spends all of Rockwell’s money on toys. He usually drops $600 to $1,000 each time. Harvey Weinstein spends $500 on video games every time he comes in here. For his children and for himself.

Do you get a lot of shoplifters?
People who appreciate imagination aren’t so inclined to rip it off as much as at other stores.


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