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Anonymous said: What is your favourite comic book / comic book series?
It’s probably Ultimate Spider Man. I know Bendis got a lot of hate for his work on Avengers but man, USM was exceptionally well written. I’m also a sucker for Bagley’s art style so there’s that. Honorable mentions include Marvel Zombies and the 2013 Marvel NOW! relaunch of Guardians of the Galaxy.
So I’ve recently come across an article by Tom Reimann about how elitist the comic reading community is by condemning people who are drawn into the fandom by comic based movies year after year. According to him, this would cause a huge influx of new comic book readers and the business would flourish, so people like me should shut the fuck up and be happy about it.
Now here’s the thing. The problem is that the new “fan” is never in a million years going to walk to a comic store and pick up a Guardians of the Galaxy / Batman book. They are going to buy the cool retro Batman logo T-shirts, they are going to change their profile picture / cover picture on facebook, they are going to flood their tumblr dash with Batman related stuff, and they are going to constantly talk about how much of a fucking Batman fan they are but the moment you ask them whether they think The Killing Joke is overrated, they are going to look at you with huge moronic eyes wondering what the fuck you are talking about. So in fact, all that superhero / comic based movies do is they spawn a shit ton of poseurs / hipsters or whatever you want to call them. It’s basically people that do not truly care about these things, but they want to be precieved like they do because - let’s face it - geek culture has become very mainstream this last decade. I’m glad to hear that Tom is happy about the way things are progressing, but the truth is that comic sales did not increase significantly with movie releases. The number of assholes on the other hand, certainly did.