On a day where the fantasy of superheroes could save almost everyone, it again falls to real heroes to rescue and recover, reassure, and eventually rebuild. 

Being part of the pop culture family in NZ, and my neighbour, my thoughts are with the folks of Comics Compulsion in Christchurch.  In case you’ve not been there when in Christchurch (and when some sense of normality is restored, you should), CC has resided in Manchester Street for as long as I can recall, some 20 + years at least.  At this point, I’m unsure how badly their building is affected, but most importantly I hope the staff and customers are safe.  I don’t personally know the current owners but I understand they serve Christchurch well and that’s extra reason to wish them a speedy return to as normal a service as is possible in the coming weeks and months.