Thursday, September 15, 2011

Emma Frost: Why It's Awkward To Read Some Comics In Public

I buy at least one trade paper-back comic book every week. On average. I don't usually buy single issues due to the money factor so every Wednesday I'll pop into the comic book store on my lunch break at work and see what's new and usually there will be one I want.

This week, two books I follow came out in trade format. They were, coincidentally the two X-Men books I read, Astonishing X-Men and Uncanny X-Men.

Because I buy these books on my lunch break, I will often read them in the office canteen. Considering I'm a creature of habit, it means for the last 4 years that I've been in my current job, my co-workers have seen me reading comics every week for a long time. I'm not embarrassed to be reading my comics in front of my peers and bosses. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. They often strike up conversations with me about what I'm reading too. I've even gotten a female co-worker addicted to The Walking Dead.

Comics. Grown-ups read them.

However, there are a few occasions when I am embarrassed to read a comic in front of other people. And those times occur because of predominantly crap like this:

The "sexy" female pose...


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