Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
Comics are suppose to be fun. But somehow, fanboy and fangirl rage always rears it’s ugly head to ruin this fun. Sometimes it’s relatively harmless. Sometimes it’s toxic and can lead to creators and fans not feeling safe. Last year, we did an episode on fan entitlement. It focused on fan anger when a certain franchise or character is not portrayed in a way that some deem “correct”. That’s part of the rage problem in comics but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. What’s even worse is that some fans are getting angry at POC and LGBTQ+ creators and threatening their lives. There’s so much rage and it’s not a good thing.
This week on Back Issue Bloodbath, Andrew and Sammy address the rage problem in fandom and try to figure out why it’s there. Some rage is warranted. Most is not. Criticism of stories is a good thing, as long as it’s constructive. If you’re hating on someone just because you don’t like their story, or worse, their gender, race and religious beliefs, that’s not cool. Listen as we discuss the Keyboard Hulks that need to turn back into Bruce Banners sooner rather than later. It’s waiting for you on the latest Back Issue Bloodbath.
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