Three Reasons Other Comic Book Geeks Can Kiss My Ass!

Comic book pants

I’ve had it. Fellow comic book geeks are working on my last nerves. So, here are three good reasons other comic book geeks can kiss my ass twice!

1. Some geeks are racist. Let’s just get this one out of the way. When the ethnicity of popular and white comic book superheroes change, some geeks through a fit. Like the time Marvel created a Black-Latino Spiderman. Racist nerds couldn’t take it. How dare does Marvel change the color of Spiderman?!

Maybe, Black-Latino Spiderman wasn’t intended for white geeks. Maybe, he was intended for geeks of color. For awhile, that group was rarely catered to. Maybe, Marvel realized folks were willing to lay some down some serious cash to see a hero who looks more like them. Yet, just like some white people in general, some white geeks think everything is all about them, as if their needs and wants are above everyone else.

2. Some geeks talk during the movies. When I watched the latest Captain America movie, two geeks sitting behind me talked during the whole fucking movie. I mean, they talked loud.

Then, before the movie ended, one of the assholes told the plot out loud to his buddy. I didn’t want his overweight and balding ass telling it. I wanted to find out the plot for myself.

At least, when black people yell at the screen, it’s somewhat funny.

“Aw, man, you shouldn’t have opened the damned door!”

You see, this person really isn’t telling the plot. They’re just getting too involved with the movie.

But oh no, Nerd Ass behind me had to blab the whole thing.

With the exception of Batman, I may never watch another comic book movie in a theater. Comic book geeks ruined it for me.

3. Some geeks are extremely sexist. Over the years, I witnessed dudes of various shapes and sizes dressed as their favorite comic book character, movie character, science fiction character, etc. Nobody bats an eye when they see a fat Aquaman. Yet, when it’s an “overweight” Wonder Woman, many dudes lose it.

When they cosplay, females are expected to have the same body frame as the characters they portray, a body usually drawn by dudes and impossible to achieve in real life. Imagine an overweight Thor telling a normal-bodied Black Widow she’s too fat for her costume.

It just doesn’t end there either. During conventions involving cosplay, some women have been groped.

And don’t let me get started at the racism aimed at black female cosplayers. They deal with double standards worse than the white women. First, some idiots say they aren’t the right color. Second, they say the women don’t have the right body, as if She Hulk can’t have booty.

If that’s how they treat the sistas, does this mean white women can’t be Storm? I’ll just let that hang there.

I’m done with many comic book geeks. They’re assholes. They give other comic book geeks a bad name. These are the three main reasons they can kiss my ass twice. Maybe, you have your own reasons.

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About Patrick Scott Barnes

Most of Central Florida knows Stone Crazy (Patrick Scott Barnes) as a poet. Yet, he also photographs, DJ and blogs. The rest of the time, the now sober blogger guzzles Diet Coke in Central Florida nightspots.
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3 Responses to Three Reasons Other Comic Book Geeks Can Kiss My Ass!

  1. Jinzo_2400 says:

    Pretty funny tongue-in-cheek POV. While I am myself a comic book snob and I don’t like the retconning of characters that seems to be the in thing to do now.
    Personally I think its lazy and sloppy to change a character from white to any other color…and vice versa. What I take offense to is the non support that DC and Marvel give their creative teams in making NEW heroes. Instead of making a Latino Spider Man,why not create a whole new character that stands out on his/her own? And by support,I don’t mean starting a new title and cancelling it after 12 issues either….it takes TIME to establish new books….if they can do this and respect the original source material,comics have a bright future….


    • Patrick Scott Barnes says:

      I never thought they might have been lazy. Yet, you’re right. By the way, you guys can have house nigger Red Falcon.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jinzo_2400 says:

        Sam Wilson is no “house nigger”….he has always been a strong hero in the comic books…he and Redwing were always among my favorites. Historically,I have always been a street hero fan more then cosmic….and I can see your beef with the way they are portraying the Falcon in the movies but cripes that could go for almost everyone….but Black Panther was badass!!!


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