Brian Hibbs on Heroes

Brian Hibbs is a comic book fan, just like you and me. He runs a comic book store in San Francisco called Comix Experience, and is the author of Tilting at Windmills, and excellent series of articles that anyone wanting to run a comic book store should read. Long story short, he knows how to run a comic book store. That's why he's so pissed at recent events in Heroes. Hibbs essentially blasts the writers of the show for insulting their target audience: comic book fans. And rightfully so. He talks about how the the comic book store in LA that Claire eventually gets a job at is actually degrading to comic book stores the world over. Comic book stores aren't backroom closets where all you hear are 12-sided die and debates about the legitimacy of Superman's death. Rather, they're places where all sorts of people congregate to pick up the latest comic book/graphic novel/manga/collectible card game/etc. So the portrayal of a comic book store in LA is rather insulting and not quite accurate. Don't even get me started on the Claire working there piece. Anyways, his article is over on his blog, The Savage Critics. Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway) I think he's done with the show (quite frankly, I'm getting to that point as well). I should warn you that the language is rather salty, but you're all adults. I trust you. Brian Hibbs on Heroes