...to be a fan of all things Comics
I've read a lot of blogs and things over the last few years bemoaning the demise (or at least dilution of) "geek
." As far as I'm concerned, being a geek simply means one is really interested in something. Let's face it, you Fantasy Footballers
, you're geeks right along side D&D
players. You just have a different point of interest. Being a geek is not
defined by the teasing, bullying, or ostracization you endured in school. (Those may be common and unfortunate side effects, and I experienced them myself, but they don't define being a geek.)
But this isn't about all that.
It's about this glorious time we comic book fans find ourselves in. Both Marvel
announced a metric crap ton of movie announcements on us in the past month. Wonder Woman
and Carol Danvers
will both be on the big screed before the decade is out. Peggy Carter
(of Captain America
) will be headlining her own TV series in the new year, with other Marvel
characters headed to Netflix
already has a smorgasbord of their heroes and villains scampering around multiple networks. From Flash
and more on the way, like Supergirl
reached the end credit scenes, the thing I heard the most was, "I never thought I'd see Thanos
in a movie!" This year, I heard the same thing for Days of Future Past
, "Never thought I'd get to see massive Sentinels
!" Or even later in the end credits again, "Holy crap, that's Apocalypse
There are comics for everything and everyone. Comics featuring an Autistic hero in Face Value Comics. Archie
and the gang are plagued by zombies in Afterlife with Archie
. Star Trek and Planet of the Apes
are about to have a crossover. That's not to mention the huge offerings for Doctor Who
, The Walking Dead
, and other TV/Movie first franchises. Alien
, Sons of Anarchy
and so many more!
You don't have to like every comic to be a comic fan. Frankly, there's tons of stuff I never look at. And that's okay. The coolest thing about being a comic fan, or geek of any kind, is recognizing the passion in another fan. It does not have to be a passion for the same thing.
Some of my favorites are X-Men
, Wonder Woman
, and Black Science
. I am not to interested in Walking Dead
, Green Lantern
or Iron Man
. But when I talk with another fan who is into those things, I see the same passion for their heroes as I have for mine.
That's the common ground.
Comics (and their characters) are more popular than ever. A year ago the only way you'd have seen a Rocket
back pack would be if someone made it themselves. They are now known around the globe. Two years ago, most people would have confused Green Arrow
and Green Lantern
. No one outside of comics fans got the Grood
Easter egg in the Flash
pilot. That will eventually change.
It's a great time to be a comics fan. Massive
movies, runaway TVseries
, and collectables out the proverbial wazzu
! Granted, your favorite character might be neglected or not portrayed the way you always hoped. But they are out there. And your favorite stories from your old comics, they still exist. Who cares what reboot
, or universe wide cataclysm
has altered things going forward. The stuff you fell in love with, is still out there, in comics!
There are also hundreds of new stories and characters waiting for you to discover them. Comics like Black Science
, Y the Last Man
, New Frontier
, and so many more.
It's a great time to be a comics fan. There's a lot to love.
So, come and get your love!
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