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A Month of Comic Book Sites – Comic Books and Protein Powder

All throughout June, I’ll spotlight a different web site about comic books.. Like with the month of independent comics, the month of LGBT comics and last month’s month of webcomics, I figure I will let you comic book site/blog owners out there suggest your comic book web site (or blog) for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic book site, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

Today we look at one of the more unusual comic book web sites out there, a husband and wife blog where the world of comic books (and general geekery) mixes with the world of fitness. Appropriately enough, then, it is titled Comic Books and Protein Powder!

The site is the home of husban and wife Pete and Kirstin. Pete is, as he puts it ” I’m mid-thirties, overweight and usually have a beard or goatee. With the exception of not having a pony tail, pretty much what you expect to find at a comic store. WORST … STEREOTYPE … EVER!” while Kirstin is a personal trainer at a gym and has competed in a fitness competition. Here is a picture of the pair from earlier this year…

So the idea behind the blog came about from the following incident (they’re talking about themselves in the third person):

One day when Mr. UPS delivered a huge box of comics along with a huge box of protein powder, they realized that this arrangement was pretty amusing. They occasionally dabble in each other’s worlds and when they do, they usually have something to say about it.

And that’s what the site is all about.

Here is a review by the pair of Skullkickers #7.

Here is their review of Volume 1 of Chew.

Here is Kirstin giving some advice for how to work out at home when you can’t/won’t go to the gym.

The site only began in May, so they’re still figuring out their approach, but so far it is has been a lot of fun.

You can check the site out here.


Dude!This rules. I go to the gym 3or4 times a week and love working out but im also a long time comics fanatic. Its kinda hard to explain the 1 group to the other group sometimes.Im defiantly gonna check this site out.

Dear Brian,

I’d like to encourage you spotlight our website, http://www.newkadia.com which is pretty unique among comic book retailers.

FIRST, our CUSTOMERS set the price of each comic. Here’s how. When we get a comic in stock (and we have over 609,000 comics on the website), we set it’s price at the Overstreet Guide value. Then, every day that it goes unsold, it’s price drops. So, if Overstreet thinks a comic is worth $5, but our customers ignore it, then it’s price drops until someone thinks it’s a good price. Example: X-Men #1 (1991 series). The deluxe copy is listed at $5 in Overstreet. We’re selling it for $1.91.

SECOND, our shipping is 99 cents in the USA, with NO EXCEPTIONS. Order 1 or 100,000 comics, and shipping is 99 cents.

THIRD. Our website appears differently in every country. If you log in from a computer in say, Japan, all our prices appear in Yen. From France, in euros. In Canada, in Canadian dollars, etc.

FOURTH, our website updates in REAL TIME. If we have it is shown. The second someone puts a book into their cart, it disappears from the site.

FIFTH: Money back guarantee – no questions asked, and WE PAY RETURN POSTAGE.

SIXTH: Toll free number for customer service plus online chat.

SEVENTH: Free shipping insurance and safe packaging.

EIGHTH: 50,000 comics under 99 cents. (Yup those are the ones that have been unsold the longest, most are in NM or VF condition.

If you’re interested in discussing this with me, feel free to go to http://www.newkadia.com and get our toll free number and call. Thanks. Jim Drucker

I swear I didn’t see this before I wrote my article, but it relates to my article for tomorrow. You’d think we planned it or something…

Hey thanks for the feature Brian. Other than having a bad week this week with posting due to a hectic work schedule, we plan on updating close to daily. Glad some of you are finding it interesting. We’re having fun.

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