OK, people, listen up. We have some trouble AGAIN (STILL?) within the comic book industry. Some people have not been playing nice with others like your mothers taught you. And while we’re trying to offer some humor with this introduction, this is a serious discussion about people being groomed, targeted, and assaulted, never mind the damage done to everyone’s careers.
In the last week, we have seen the #MeToo tag resurface in the comic Twitterverse. Male creators have targeted younger female creators, offering up a friendship/mentorship that turns ugly. Our position is that comics do not need this, nor should we accept or tolerate this. We should treat each other as equals with respect. In addition, we offer up our tables at cons as a safe space.
Now, besides that, we do have our standard comic talk, with our reads from the last week and our Pick 3 selections for new books out today. Be sure to visit your local comic book store – we would like to suggest our friends at Clint’s Comics – but be sure to wear a mask and gloves. Capes are optional but encouraged.
We would love to hear your comments on the show. Let us know what you’ve been reading or watching this week. Contact us on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email. We want to hear from you! As always, we are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! and we hope you enjoy the show.
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