January 27, 2011

To another mom who was buying comics for her kid...

27 comments:

  1. Squirrel Blitz1/27/2011 10:26 AM

    So the question is: are hipsters a product of nature or nurture?

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  2. Your son is five? I bet he prefers eating dirt to reading graphic novels.

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  3. Your kid sounds like an asshole

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  5. On the plus side, no one will ever care about what someone named 'Skylar' says.

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  6. My daughter is only 6 and she already prefers other boys to Skylar

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  7. There are unborn babies that would prefer other children to Skylar.
    What sort of idiot calls their child that.
    Completely moronic.

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  8. Nice. Apparently this comic has now caught up with the same audience that visits the store. Lot of jerks in this thread.

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  9. My initial guess is that this mother doesn't know the difference between an original Graphic Novel and a Trade Paperback Collection. If that's the case, and her son prefers waiting for and reading the Trade rather than waste money on buying monthly comics, which are nothing more than $3.99 monthly chapters for the upcoming trade, than that boy's a bloody genius!

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  10. Either what Richard said, or he has read through the likes of Essex County, Asterios Polyp, and the run of Joe Sacco books.

    In which case that's one impressive 5 year old.

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  11. Either what Richard or William said, or this family is using the term "graphic novels" to describe what are essentially comics, just with a more pretentious name. I suspect that's the most likely scenario, given the mom's attitude.

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  12. Hey, don't blame the baby for a name like Skylar. Some of my best friends are named Skylar! (Okay, I know just one guy named that, but he's pretty cool.)

    I think this parent's full of it, however.

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  13. Wow your son sounds like a douchebag.

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  14. ouch, dissing on a 5 year old kid's name because of something pretentious his mom said? I'm positive I say lots to piss people off... hope they don't take it out on my son.

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  15. "Nice. Apparently this comic has now caught up with the same audience that visits the store. Lot of jerks in this thread."

    That you Skylar?

    BTW, Skylar is the girl's spelling. For boys, it's Skyler.

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  16. When I heard the name Skylar, I was thinking of Skyler from the Shoe newspaper comic. I still have trouble with the wife of the TV show Breaking Bad being named Skyler, and not thinking of Uncle Cosmo's nephew. Apparently it's a genderless name. Who knew?

    While growing up, I always preferred reading digest collections as opposed to single issue comics. That could be what the kid wants - more comic reading material. I would've KILLED to have the amount of comics we have available today.

    Personally, I prefer the term "Comic Paperback" myself.
    http://sundaycomicsdebt.blogspot.com/2010/08/call-them-comic-what.html

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  17. I've only seen it spelled Schuyler.

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  18. Skyler is a girls name, I don't care how you spell it. Also, using the phrase "graphic novel" is something only terrible people do, so her son is terrible.

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  19. Given the choice between Cry For Justice and Mouse Guard, Skylar would go for the latter. I'd say he was a prodigy, but really, any reasonably intelligent person would make the same decision.

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  20. I'm thinking this Mother is full of it, using her son's likely non-existing peferance to further some sort of debate.

    What 5 year old cares about comics or graphic novels that much to distinguish a difference? Both have pictures to look at which is what most 5 year olds I know tend to care about.

    Also - maybe it's just that my local comic store is crappy and doesnt provide much else, but most gaphic novels I've read tend to be far more pandering to the immature than comic books

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  21. that mother's a dumb cunt and her kid doesn't know (or fucking read as well for that matter!)as much as she really thinks he does. just another idiotic parent who think waaaaaay too much of themselves through their offspring.

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  22. Well it is true that at about that age I preferred Tintin to Archie (and now find only one of the two readable) but somehow I don't think that's what she meant . . .

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  23. >>Nice. Apparently this comic has now caught up >>with the same audience that visits the store.


    There has to be a sociology term that defines this.

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  24. Of course what this woman is REALLY saying is "I prefer it that my son would rather read graphic novels instead of comics, so he does."

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  25. As long as he doesn't read Love and Rockets and pretend to enjoy it.

    If want to see some big cartoon boobs I'll just google for it, thank you very much.

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  26. Anyone who thinks the kid is a jerk in this situation has never had to deal with this kind of parent. Kid has nothing to do with it. Kid is probably a totally normal kid. But I bet when she goes to the library, this woman says her six-year-old is at an eighth grade reading level and is too mature for children's books.

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