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Setting foot in the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co–New York’s outpost for 826 National, a network of youth writing centers cleverly disguised as themed storefronts–was like stepping into one of the comic books of my youth. All the toys and gadgets and gizmos I had been denied were neatly stacked in boxes on shelves, from sonic blasters to grappling hooks (!) to x-ray specs. And if that weren’t enough, they had a wide assortment of proper superhero gear, handy for those looking to replace a cape or pair of hero boots. Read more [...]