Oh, I know I have it better than a lot of would-be comics buyers, and that’s what worries me. I’ve had it with the self-appointed gatekeepers in comics.
This makes me really sad. There are so many good comic shops out there. I work for one! I’ve visited dozens! It’s the reason I started the Valkyries, the reason I promote Ladies’ Nights. This shouldn’t be a thing, and it still is. Nerds get into comics so often because they want a safe space, then make it into an elitist club. I hate that! It should be welcoming and friendly.
At the same time, I’ve had this experience. I always get really snarky. I want to say, “Hey assholes, I wrote a book for Adventure Time. I also run a society for women who WORK in comic shops that has more members than first gen pokemon” but I don’t, because, well, I’m not a jerk. The temptation is there, all the same.
I’m spoiled by my shop, I guess. This is a real shame.
All of this, but also can we take a moment to appreciate “adjective avengers” and “another adjective avengers”?