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When you're around comic book fans long enough, you start to wonder whether they actually do enjoy comics. Conversations at comic shops are a strange mixture of love and hate. When panels at conventions take questions, it's like witnessing an inquisition. Somewhere, at this very moment, a group of comic readers are complaining about Grant Morrison. I'd bet money on it!


Big news this week! Joamette Gil at MangaPunk.com interviewed me about KT and the creative process. We also got a nod from none other than Kaja Foglio of Girl Genius. Many, many thanks to Joamette and Kaja. And welcome, new readers!

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Jan. 19th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
yep, there are, at any given hour over on scans daily (lj comm) :)
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
I listened to a panel at Wizard World Dallas, and half the questions were complaints about Grant Morrison. :P
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Jan. 19th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard that conversation before.
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
I heard it weekly for four years, working at a comic shop. This one wrote itself!
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
it's a mix of love and loyalty that you find in near every fandom, especially MLP. We love it so much that changes and other things that go against our canon are questioned, but still bought.

Latest example? Go to the Arena right now and see the thread in the Corral about the Toyfair preview. I'm on Jeffery, the iPod touch ATM and can't copy the link.

Right now I hate it, but will prolly end up buying them anyways. I cry.
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
*goes to look*

Holy crap. o_O Looks like I need to stock up on bait for the comic while I can.
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Jan. 19th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
It used to be (for me anyway) "No one stays dead in comics except Bucky and Uncle Ben." Then they brought Bucky back. Ugh. I hear Uncle Ben a-coming!

I try to avoid complaining in comic shops, though. Usually I just inquire about any new Hulk graphic novels or such. (Because, you see, the Hulk is awesome. One store was giving me discounts on Hulk trade paperbacks for a while because I bought so many.)

Oh, yeah... I don't think Rorschach is coming back anytime soon, either.
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
The saying was originally, "No one stays dead in comics except Bucky, Jason Todd and Uncle Ben." They keep whittling down the list!

Oh, yeah... I don't think Rorschach is coming back anytime soon, either.

LOL! No, I suppose not. I think this mindset mostly belongs to fans of the Big Heroes--Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and the like. I think they're drawn to the predictable, status quo storytelling. It's comforting, in a way, how Supes never changes.

All's fair with indie comics and non-Big Hero books, though. You never know who's gonna die!
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Jan. 19th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
To complain is to solidify one's true stake to the fandom. You are SUCH a fan that you are free to air your complete outrage about anything that you do not see as befitting your original love.

Cute and clever strip!
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
PS: Your Tink-a-Tink-a-Too II is somewhat valuable. I sold mine last month on eBay for $40+
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Jan. 19th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
And Batman's parents. Or have I missed their reappearance from the grave? (The Zombie Waynes eat BRAINS!)

Great comic this week... It's so true of fandom as a whole. People become scarily possessive of their heroes. :)
Jan. 19th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, they've only reappeared in dreams and hallucinations, or the occasional impersonator.
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Jan. 19th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the interview!

And why do they buy two comics anyway???

Jan. 19th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
One to read, one to sell later. And it gets really insane when an issue has more than one cover!
(no subject) - myponyfriend - Jan. 19th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:38 am (UTC)
Yes. Yes. YES.

~~~fellow complainer
Jan. 19th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
I love the little sign on what's-his-face's booth. "Absolutely No Spoiler Wars--I MEAN IT!!!"

Jan. 19th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Because -most- of the readers are men, the comics act as soap opera's for men (I've looked over story lines, some of the stuff that happens is almost like a soap opera).
Jan. 19th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
I've made the same argument about wrestling. :P
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Jan. 19th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of pony talk, as well!
Jan. 19th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Oh if only I was a comic book fan like I used to be. But I know how they love to bring back dead characters. The only one I was ever excited about coming back was Dazzler. I remember opening that first issue of the new Excalibur and seeing her on the front page I squeed with delight and almost crapped myself.
Jan. 19th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hah! I think the same thing happens in all fandoms (or at least all the geeky ones). I've seen incredible amounts of wankery in Doctor Who fandoms, yet the people who complain still keep watching. (I mean, I'm already wanky about the next season/series -- but I don't plan on watching it, so I feel at least a little justified, LOL.)

Congrats on the interview and the endorsement! :D
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
I suspect it's tied to the geek gene, and it makes us all prone to fandom wankery. What's hilarious is that the stuff we complain about now is what we like later. Everyone gushes over Jim Lee now, but I bet there was a time when people complained about his art.
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
nice! gratz, dava! :)
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Hee hee hee, so true...
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