Video games and other modern entertainment marvels haven’t claimed the imaginations of every kid.
Some, like brothers Carter and Noah Pitts, of Monticello, have an old-school bent.
Carter, 14, and Noah, 10, are avid comic-book collectors. On Saturday, they were at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Macon, which was recognizing the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics.
Their mom, Rachael Pitts, said they have a vast comic-book collection and she takes them to the bookstore often. She doesn’t mind the expense of feeding their habit, because it’s hard to argue with kids who want to read.
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“If they had their choice, they would read all of these,” she said as her boys perused the comic book aisle. “They are constantly reading them.”
Carter likes Marvel Comics while Noah is more of a DC man. His favorite character is Cyborg.
“I like that he has a metal arm that he can transform into a regular hand or a big laser blaster,” Carter said.
The event was part of a monthlong effort of the store chain called “Get Pop Cultured.” It aims to bring to life favorite characters from comics, books, TV and movies.
On Friday, the Macon store had an event dedicated to the movie “Frozen” and it drew 150 people, said Cindy Daniel, the store’s spokesperson.
She said comic books are a big seller in the store, as she showed some of the offerings in the comic book aisle.
“Comic books are still very popular with kids,” she said. “This is one of our most shopped aisles that we have right here. People come in of all ages for the DC and Marvel comics.”
Events of the day included a storytime for children. Ruth McClellan read a comic book to about 25 kids making up a miniature Justice League of various incarnations of Superman, Batman and Spider-man.
McClellan is the store’s regular storytime reader. She said comic books are a good way to get children interested in reading.
Later in the day, the store had a comic book trivia contest.
Another big day is Aug. 10, when the store will have a “Star Wars” trivia contest at 3 p.m. Daniel challenged die-hard fans to come out in costume.
“It’s not going to be an easy trivia,” she said.
To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.