I know that this particular post is extremely regional in nature, but I’d still like to make a request of our readers in the Indy area. Even if it isn’t your regular store, please try to drop by Comic Carnival at 38th Street and High School Road to make a purchase in the next few days. While the majority of us were celebrating holidays (or, at the very least, time off) in the past week, the gang at Carnival West has been busy cleaning up and taking stock.
You see, this location happens to share a wall in common with a restaurant. A few days ago, a pipe burst on the other side. When the guys came in to open the store the next day, they were greeted with several inches of standing water. I’ll give you long-time collectors a moment to gasp in horror . . . three, two, okay . . .
The end result is that many things were lost, and the building was fairly choked today with industrial fan units drying out the environs. While the staff considers themselves lucky that the majority of the stock survived, they still have quite a lot to contend with in the coming days. So, if you’re in the area, I ask you to drop by and pick up something; it could be a Johnny DC or Marvel Adventures book for a kid you know to a trade you’ve been wanting for a bit. The staff is uniformly nice and certainly didn’t deserve the headache. Give ‘em a hand, will you?
One more note: in the interest of equal time, if you know of any shops with a sincere problem or that require assistance in some way that isn’t a simple plug, feel free to draw the attention of the readership to it now.