AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND: A recemt (though far from 'current') thread on the Comic Book Haters' forum
deals with the topic of funnybook shops, and their various merits and shortcomings. No listeners were contacted for verification, but it seems that all involved agreed it was a "Worthwhile way to kill a little time at work," or at least series Co-Host DJ Sloofus believes it to be so. "Plus, there are a lot of shitty comic book shops out there," he continued. "But it seems like everyone had their own opinion on what makes a good shop, and a fucking shitty-ass one."
One stellar example is Amsterdam's Lambiek. The heritage of the comic, both book and strip, stands proudly along the shelves. A wide selection of European comics are available, of course, and all releases from the major (and minor) independent publishers are given priority. Few super-hero comics (other than those considered 'canon') are available. Also, for some reason, a plethora of pornographic comics are stocked.
Though the shop refused to accept our long distance, reversed-charge, after hours phone calls, their general opinion can easily be fabricated for dramatic purposes. "Heyy, yu vanted to make a vunnybook purchases? Fuck vor Pressident," they would must likely sneer out, whilst twisting their finely-greased moustache.Pictured in the photograph are DJ Sloofus and fellow Lambiek enthusiast "Nasty" Naz.