Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for October 03, 1996
Gordie: Back here in the storeroom we've got a lot of stuff you'll like, Nate: reprint books of classic comic strips! Nate: Cool! Gordie: My boss says it's ok for you to sit back here and read them. Nate: Wow I get to hang out in here all by myself? Gordie: Oh, you'll have plenty of company.