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By | Saturday, May 06, 2006 Leave a Comment
Happy Free Comic Book Day! Geez, how did a whole week pass since my last entry? Sorry about that.

Okay, I'm sitting here watching Marvel's Man-Thing made-for-TV movie. I recorded it off the Sci-Fi channel a week or two ago. Now, as I said earlier, I'm not that keen in general on movies based on comic book properties.

However, I've been trying catch up on them the past month or two. It occurred to me that these movies are how most people these days have contact with the comic book industry and, regardless of what stories occur in the comics, most people will know the characters via their movie incarnations. It seems to me that most conversations about comics I'm going to have with non-comic fans are going to start off with something like...

"So, you like comic books? Bet you loved the X-Men movies, eh?"


"Hey, you're into comics? Yeah, I watch Smallville all the time."

Hurm. Well, I haven't been able to bring myself to watch Smallville more than once, but I can handle an hour and a half movie, no matter how bad it is. Well, nearly. I had to fast-forward through the last 20 minutes or so of Barb Wire.

My point is that, in order to bring folks into to the comic fold, I should be willing to "indulge" in the aspects of comicdom that I don't wholly care for. Just call me a 'bridge.' :)
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