As comics’ fan we’re quick to lament our place on the social hierarchy. We decry the Simpsons for their negative portrayal of our type specimen while secretly knowing that Comic Book Guy is a bit too close to the mark for comfort. Well when I stumbled across MRTIM’s webcomic OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS my head hung in realistic shame. The conceit of the single panel posts is accurate depictions of things said in the shop by some of the real dregs of our community. It’s funny, absurd, and often disheartening. I take some solace that perhaps by shining a light on some of the darkest corners our clique has to offer that we, as members of an often better example of fandom here at iFanboy, will keep our own demons in check with a bit more clarity. It’s as the man says, if we’re not careful, “The negativity is too damn high.”
I’ve posted a few of my recent favorites below but be sure to go check out more of the offerings so you’ll be sure to laugh till you cry.
What do you all think? Accurate? Too accurate? Self-defeating? I wanna know!