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Yesterday was New Comics Day (new comic books are released on Wednesdays, so if you have a friend or loved one who disappears for a few hours each Wednesday, chances are that they're a closet geek), which took us to one of our favorite local comic book haunts. Yes, we're geeky, and we admit it.

Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd. (and with two "Mini-Melt" locations in Los Feliz and Eagle Rock) is hands down the best comic book experience this town has to offer. Friendly clerks, tons of funky stuff, baby clothes (courtesy of "Baby Melt"), dozens of comic book t-shirts, and a wall stocked with more action figures than a Toy Story sequel (and not a single copy of "A Million Little Pieces" in sight).

We noticed that they had several Simpsons figures on sale, and began wondering whatever happens to all of these things once people buy them and take 'em home. Chances are one of your coworkers and/or cubemates has one of them stuck on their monitor/workspace/wall divider right now. Can you look up and see Monty Burns staring down at you? Our money is on yes.