Stay Cool Dad


Crossover media … aaaargh! by Simon Sharwood
August 15, 2006, 11:54 pm
Filed under: I'm so old ..., Mission statement

Today is new comic day! I’ll be in town so will make five minutes to drop into the comic shop I have patronised for 18 years (wow!) to pick up a few weeks worth of stuff.

And then I’ll bring them home and hide them.

I mainly buy “mature audience” comics, which doesn’t mean porn but does mean some rather nasty horror and violence.

Problem is some of them are also super hero comics. So when the boy sees those he wants to have them read to him.

So for the time being, this is not a media passion of mine I can share. And I’m not quite sure when it really becomes appropriate too either, what with all the hitting and fighting and stuff in comics. Do I really want to let the kids in on this stuff?

Yes, actually. I don’t think cartoon violence is really bad for them. I like the epistomophilia that comes with collecting comics. And I think that the broken narrative that comes with a story moving once a month is good for the memory.

Besides, it’s not as if we’ll be the kind of parents who leave them in front of horribly age-inappropriate movies without supervision.

So … plenty of justification.

But no idea when to start. Or with what.

Let’s get him reading first. But for the time being, I’ll still be hiding the comics I read.

Crossover media … aaaargh!

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