This week’s Point/Counterpoint column will be a little different than usual. Because this week, we have no point!
Or rather, we do have a point, but it’s not a blog/livejournal essay or forum/interview link. This time it’s an idea.
Point: Today’s point is the stereotype of comic book fans that we see or hear about everywhere. The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy if you will. We’re all geeks here, I’m sure we’ve all heard them.
Counterpoint: Which brings us to Heidi Meeley who pulls apart and counters many of these stereotypes.
With the great success of comic book movies and the raising of awareness of the characters in mainstream pop culture, it continues to amaze me that comic book fans are still treated like they have the bubonic plague. The general public is only too happy to go spend their hard earned dollars seeing the fantasy played out on the big screen, but they stay away from comic book shops in droves. Why must it be that way?
So, what about your experiences? What do you think?