Best Temaining Comic-Book Spinner Rack (2008)

Jewel's Newsstand

At the tourist crossroads of Union Square Park, New York City shows its sense of history with a relic of the pop-culture past still proudly in use. In front of JEWEL'S NEWSSTAND, topped by the word "COMICS" blaring in a suitably 1950s font, is a rotating rack full of that currently embattled commodity. Low-art anthropologists will be impressed to find not just the icons but edgier non-kiddie fare like Marvel's dish-topian super-celebrity saga, X-Force, and Image Comics' hip cop-show-in-capes, Powers. Be prepared to paw thoroughly; different series and successive issues occupy single spaces on the rack.

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