Another brouhaha in the comments over a review of a book about comics at the Wall Street Journal.
Just makes me tired.
I'll say it now and say it every time it comes up.
Most people won't read comics. Period.
It's an unreasonable bias. They're wrong about the quality and intelligence of comics.
Doesn't matter. Nothing you say will make them pick up a comic.
All the talk of missing the boat, all the sturm and drang about how the comic industry is dropping the ball by not getting the movie goers to buy comics. All the accusations of fanboy inbredness, and lousy comic shops, and insular stories, and costs and barriers to entry. All of it is basically bullshit.
Just work in a comic shop for awhile. Talk to people about comics. See how far you get.
6 days ago