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 number of 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.
Try not to wince.