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As more money flooded in during the project, he set intermediate goals. For instance, he wound up committing to eat two pounds of bacon, despite being a vegetarian (two donations of $666 each), and to produce hundreds of USB memory sticks that resemble his Red Robot character. He also pledged to drive a vintage Pac-Man arcade console from his western Massachusetts home to Wil Wheaton, an actor and writer living in California. (Mr Wheaton, best-known for playing a young starship crew member on “Star Trek: Next Generation”, is a friend of Mr Stevens’s.)
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Sadly, Phillips nor Steinberger would divulge any details about the possibility of a subscription model, both stating that the business model is still unclear. Interestingly enough, Phillips did say that his biggest concern was actually addressing the influx of traffic to Marvel’s website from mobile devices. Digital comics on Marvel.com are currently being served through a Flash player, which we all know aren’t viewable on iOS devices.
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What could be hipper? Well, how about, in the not-too-distant future, taking home some comic books after your evening out?
One KFE partnership is with Chatsworth-based Blastoff Comics. The online vintage comic book seller plans to open pop culture stores next to Margolis’ music venues and watering holes.
“Morgan is a huge comic book fan,” said Blastoff owner (and Stefhanie’s husband) Jud Meyers. “But he’s also really savvy when it comes to the blending of pop culture experiences. Now, more and more, music and comic books are blending together. It’s the same mix of people.”
And more of those people are mixing it up in NoHo than ever before.
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