philippos42 ([personal profile] philippos42) wrote2011-09-27 06:17 am

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"I have been doing this for a long time, now. I have lived in the neighborhood of superhero comics for a long time. And frankly, if this is how they think it's ok to treat me when I walk down the street in a place that I thought belonged to me just as much as anyone else who lives here, then I'm not sure I want to live here anymore."

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Give it up. There is no reason to support books that offend you. There is some reason to boycott DC, I think. Or just to buy books that aren't this kind of offensive. It's not like your characters are continuing, this is a great time to jump off the ride.

There's a lot of good work being done in sequential art, free to view on the web. Pay-to-view is a weak model, & will lose to free-to-view work supported by advertising & merchandise. Print is a little better, but many comic shops are part of the same toxic culture you describe.

If you want to save DC, write to someone at Time Warner or DC, explain why you're not buying their books, and DON'T BUY THEIR BOOKS. I'm not saying that in a libertarian, "You can change the channel," way. I mean give up on them, encourage others to do the same, and get out of it. Eventually Warner may figure it out.