One summer we visited a friend on the other side of town quite often. As it turned out, we were always hungry, and she never had any food. So, we would walk over to the store, get some grub, and talk for hours. At that store, one of the ‘gumball’ vending machines by the door had Marvel superheroes. They cost a few quarters, and came in that little plastic ball. You assembled the pieces and… Presto! We took quarters on every visit until we got the whole set.

We definitely got our quarters’ worth of entertainment out of them, and then some. The heroes no longer reside at Martian HQ. They accepted a mission to spread joy and rescue the universe. Their quest took them to the farthest interdimensional reaches of California.
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