Daryl Ayo is one of my favorite comic thinkers on the whole freaking internet. He is constantly challenging and questioning everything. I sometimes treasure my disagreements with him even more than my agreements. Anyways. He asked this question on twitter and facebook today:
Serious question: what are the independent/alternative comics that people are meant to read when folks say “don’t read Marvel/DC, they are bad, read *indies* instead”
There’s very few actual replacements for what DC/Marvel make because what they make has to do with 50+ years of pop culture nostalgia spanning generations of iconography. When you read an x-men book today, you’re not reading it because of what is in the actual book–you’re reading it because it’s the X-men and the feeling it gives you reminds you of positive memories you have of the very best of the x-men stories.
But what I would argue is that…
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