Uh, I honestly don’t think “We Buy Comics” is any dumber than “Komix Korner” is. In fact, it’s actually far LESS stupid when you think about it. I mean would YOU eat at a place called “Kookie Kastle” or “The Ice Kreamery”? I know I’d keep driving, I can tell you that. But “Eat Here” or “Pizza”…that’s right to the point. A business like that has no time to waste on cutesy wordplay, they get you in and get you out.
So you fall in love with comic books as a child, then you outgrow them, then you re-discover them and love them more than ever, then The Universe forces you to part with them somehow. Tell me something comic book-related that I DON’T know, Batiuk! Like for example: how does a decidedly low-budget shithole comic book shop stay in business by always BUYING comic books, eh?
He should have done a more accurate take on this gag by having the guy lug in his longbox full of lovingly curated Silver Age comic books and having the jerk behind the counter shrug and offer him $35 for the lot. Turning John into a real dick who ruthlessly preys upon desperate comic book collectors would at least give him an actual personality beyond “annoying schlub”, which is literally all he is right now.