by Russell Johnson
For any industry to survive, diversity is the key, and competition is a must. However, I have never understood the mentality that you would automatically shut yourself off from trying new things, new books, new writers or new artists because it’s deemed childish, too mainstream, or even too dark. This mentality has consequences. As a comic book reader first and foremost I honestly believe that for the business and growth of the industry we must support and champion everyone in the mix. Comics have a hard enough time connecting to new fans and readers without those longtime readers turning their backs on half the industry.