Strange Tales (vol. 5) #2 (Dec. 2009):
“Anything but RETAIL!”
by R. Kikuo Johnson

Strange Tales (vol. 5) #2

Title: “Anything but RETAIL!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: R. Kikuo Johnson
Art by: R. Kikuo Johnson

7 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Alicia Masters Alicia Masters
(lead character)
supporting character
  [blind sculptress; long-time Thing girlfriend] Marvel 416
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Puppet Master Puppet Master (Phillip Masters) villain scientist
  [biologist; craftsman] Marvel 183
unnamed seeing eye dog unnamed seeing eye dog supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[Alicia Masters' seeing eye dog]
Marvel 1
Bobby Bobby
(3-panel cameo, pg. 4, panels 1-2, 4)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [Fantastic Four fan; cried at Alicia's botched Thing cake] Marvel 1
Roy Lichtenstein Roy Lichtenstein
(mentioned, pg. 3, panel 6) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Jewish
[famed for pop art, esp. comic book-inspired works] Marvel 18
Chuck Close Chuck Close
(mentioned, pg. 3, panel 7) 
real/historical person
  [photorealist painter, photographer; paraylized] Marvel 15

This story focuses on Alicia Masters, as she attempts to work at a variety of regular jobs, despite her blindness.