There are a certain group of people, many of them pundits, trolls, and wannabe celebrities, who whine about adults who love comics. They’ll frequently tell them to grow up or that comics are for children and that clinging to them is akin to clinging to your childhood.
These people are wrong, misguided, and have a general antipathy towards anything fun or fulfilling.
Fuck those people. Fuck them with an adamantimum dildo.
Comics aren’t just for kids anymore. There was a time when they were mostly marketed towards children, but their appeal has never been that narrow. Many of the stories they tell have messages and appeal that transcend age, gender, race, creed, and background. They embody values, ideals, and emotions that impact everyone on some level. We shouldn’t whine about that. We should celebrate it.
That’s what I do every Wednesday with New Comic Book Day. I might have been a kid when I first got into comics, but the joy they give me is every bit as important to me as an adult. Plus, knowing that this enjoyment pisses off the likes of Martin Scorsese and Bill Maher just makes it all the more fulfilling.
Again, fuck those people and fuck their hatred of anything fun and enjoyable.
I encourage all my fellow comic book fans to share in that sentiment. Use today to give those who say comics are for kids an omega level middle finger. Below is my pull list and pick of the week. Enjoy!