I can't help but suspect that "Happy Zebra" didn't sell well.
I guess there's a LITTLE more to Melissa's character at this point. There's at least some basis for her obsession with Justin, even if it is just one date pior to Justin realizing he's gay.
The layout of the comic shop is based heavily on that one I used to frequent, including the location of the back room. The layout of the merchandise is a bit different, but of course it is! You have to plan differently when you're trying to get people to buy "Hoot for (Peace Symbol)"!
Commentary added November 30, 2014