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When WATCHMEN #1 arrived in September of 1986 the original owner and founder of Collector's Edge Comics, Jef Parker, took an immediate liking to the story, its complicated plot and its many nuances. By issue #2 he had already figured out many things, the most impressive being who was the likely "villain" and what the "end is near" sign guy was really all about. By issue #3 he was promoting this title to ALL customers and perfected a pitch or "speech" he would use to get the customer interested. By about issue #5 he was starting to offer a "money back guarantee" (and, if you knew him, he NEVER gave money back if at all possible, this was an anomaly). He would offer to let customers buy the issues, take them home, read them, and if they were not hooked, they could bring them back undamaged and get a refund. Out of the many people he offered this deal, only one returned them.
Just click the "It's 1985..." below.