His shop, Comic Relief in Berkeley, is one of the best in the country. Rory got me into comics when I was a kid and went to his previous shop, The Best of Two Worlds on Telegraph Ave.. Comics kept me away from other things going on on Telegraph. He taught me a lot about customer service. He was good at it; I've been going to his shop every week because of it. An example from early on in the 80's: I was a broke kid and was ogling a Jon Sable keychain. But I had already spent all my money on comics. Rory could tell I really wanted it, so he said "Take it, it's a gift". I still have it. I'll miss seeing him.
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One of the Good Guys of the industry. When a bunch of us East Coast store owners were trying to form our first trade group,Rory spent hours tele-conferencing with us on his experiances with the Bay Area group that preceded us. When we had our first trade show,he and Mike Smith(sp?) flew in to support us on their own dime. He also was instrumental in the store owners suit against Marvel back when it was its own distributor and had collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for books that hadn't shipped. Rest in peace,you old hippie. You earned it.
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“The key is getting our land back from the feds. And here’s my plan of attack. The three best men for the mission are myself as governor, because I’ve got a master’s in raising hell. ... Here’s my plan of attack, OK? You go in there and you use spiritual warfare. Everybody talks about the natural, but I want to talk about the other realm we exist in. You bind those evil spirits that are behind the feds with the blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus and the power of entombment of the Holy Spirit, the power of agreement, the word of God. Take air superiority and then roll in with your tanks on your ground….Blitzkrieg!