In recent years, there’s been a lot of press about comics starring girls and women; Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Squirrel Girl, plus less superhero-oriented fare like Gotham Academy and Lumberjanes. While much has been made about the emphasis on diversity, I think one of the reasons why these books are popular is that they are fun.
I have terrible taste in music. At least that’s what I’ve been told. If I put my iTunes library on shuffle, it won’t be too long before somebody asks “What the hell is that?” Most of my favorite bands are on the weird side, as I have a perverse fondness for genre-bending, combining two or more styles of music into one ill-conceived creature that should not be.
It’s been sort of hinted at that Atomic Junk Shop is a little different from other comics sites; we may have accidentally conveyed the impression that we’re a bunch of grumpy old guys (except Spencer), and that we’re going to sit around grouching about new fans, new characters, and change in general. This is the point where I object to that characterization.