How Comic Book Men portrays women, treats women, women in comics, men who like comics, women who like comics, and a woman’s role in both comic books and the comic book community that are completely sexist (the “earlier that episode” part was added by me, by the way, this show isn’t self-aware enough to see when it’s being contradictory)
All the Reasons Comic Book Men is the Worst PR for Comics, EVER
AMC’s Comic Book Men, the “reality” show based around director Kevin Smith’s comic store and staff raised some eyebrows last year when it debuted. A numberof folks including myself pointed out how the behavior and language used by a number of the participants reinforce the worst tropes and stereotypes about comics shops.
The owner of the blog BigBardaFree has compiled a reel of the worst of this behavior. The rap that comic book stores get for being the realm of manboys and dudebros who don’t really want woman around (except when sexualized)? This is why.
“A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you loved to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever.”