It kind of really bothers me how so many people are gonna walk around and act like they love comic books and the avengers and buy all the cartoons and comic books and shit. Like no. This was my child hood! and all of you who “love” it now made fun of me for it! I mean I used to have these awesome…
I don’t want to start a fight, but it bothers me when people make this argument. People can’t like comic books because they didn’t like comic books when they were kids? Someone can’t see a movie, go “This is badass” and decide to start reading comic books and buying merch?
Honestly, the more people that like comic books and the more people that fan-flail over the Avengers, the more merch Disney is going to make for ALL of us to buy. Not to mention the more funding for more Avengers movies as well as individual movies like Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, etc. Not to mention that this comic book fanbase is reaching movie execs and they’re more likely to fund things like the new Spiderman movie, or any other comic movies that might come out. Sure, some of those movies might suck, but they’re there. So these “fake” fans who obsess over the movies but weren’t hardcore comic fans to begin with are HELPING those parts of long term comic fans’ childhoods come to the big screen.
Not to mention it’s exposing this generation of kids to comic books and creating a childhood for THEM. My teacher told me the other day about his 7year-old god-daughter’s birthday being comic book themed. She demanded everyone be a comic book character, either DC or Marvel. She was a mini Batgirl, her mom Wonder Woman, and her dad was in full Captain America gear.
I know it’s tempting to lay claim to an aspect of one’s childhood, but why can’t we all just spread the comic book love and sit side by side while enjoying Tony Stark calling Thor “Point Break” and Hawkeye “Legolas” while Loki pimp-walks through Germany screaming “I DO WHAT I WANT” and blowing up police cars?