Did anybody watch Comic Book Men? It's a new show on AMC made by Kevin Smith. He has been at pretty much every comic book thing I've been to in my life, so he knows his stuff. I thought the show was going to be sitcom-esque, but it turned out to be reality-based. Boo. Because there is a type of person in the comics community who use their tiny bit of comic store power to be buttheads. I don't understand this at all. Many of the comics lovers have been made to feel crappy at some point in their lives for their nerdery, so why does it make them feel bigger to perpetuate the meanie cycle? I will not be watching the show again. The workers Smith follows treat one particular employee like crap, and while they may find it funny, I think it's pretty disgusting and hypocritical. I'm especially flamed by it because the last time I visited my local comic shop, the one I've been going to for years and where they know me and my husband and my daughter and hold comics for me even though I only really read three titles (can you guess which three?), whoever was working was totally one of those power-turdly type of guys. I brought up my Buffy comic to the counter, the cover of which had a line, "Nikki the Vampire Slayer," and the guy at the counter read that aloud in a mocking tone. So I explained that she was the slayer who Spike killed in the 70s... He wanted none of it. He then proceeded to diss Buffy and say he was never into it and blah blah blah and oh I can make fun of him for liking Star Wars and stuff. Um, why would I do that, asshole? I like Star Wars, too. And you know what else I like? Not being judged. No one in the comics community has the right to judge other comics readers. It's like how indie rock assholes have to one-up each other instead of bond over liking the same bands. I don't want to one-up a nerd; I want to delight in the solidarity of all nerds. Next time I head back to pick up my Angel and Faith comic, this dude better not be working. If he is, I'm going to give him a piece of my mind. And if he's not, I'm totally going to tattle on him. That's what a good nerd would do.