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Yesterday, as you may have noticed, was
Read Comics in Public Day, and while we love the holiday as a whole, we also love the secondary mission it makes possible: a great way for women to show that they read comics, they buy comics, and that the books are important enough to them that they're willing to take time out of their lives to show it.
Enjoy our own Read Comics in Public Day pictures, as well as some pictures from
you, our dear readers, and more.
First, Jill takes in a few pages of
The Li'l Depressed Boy.
While I enjoy an issue of
Books of Magic that I picked up in a thrift store because it had Sandman characters on the cover.
But it wasn't just the two of us! There were also plenty of you, our (wizard people) dear readers.
Alison reads The Flash. Teresa likes Y: The Last Man Steph plows through Emma.
And Jenni reads
Comics professionals got in to the fun too. Gail Simone seems to have read a particularly hair-raising tale.
And Greg Rucka
reads Captain Marvel.
We found that last picture at another offshoot of Reading Comics in Public Day,
Men Reading Women in Comics. Their aim is use RCiPD to show that comics with good female characters in them aren't just "lady comics:" they're good stories that anyone can enjoy, including the folks the Big Two are aiming to get the attention of: young men. In this submission, Adam Reads Batgirl, Batwoman, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Woman.
And we'd be remiss if we didn't include some lovely pictures from the feed of
Women Read Comics in Public, the originator of encouraging women to participate in Read Comics in public day to show that we're already participating in the comics market. Here, Batgirl gets read while waiting to be picked up. 30445427987
And while waiting for the Cubs game to start.
Not to be left out,
Batman gets read in Chicago.
And finally, this isn't really a picture related to the holiday, but it is a page left over from this weekend when me and some friends were in the vicinity of a Barbie coloring book and a large box of crayons. I decided to turn one of the pages into She-Hulk lounging poolside at the X-mansion, corrupting the young folks with her drinks-at-11-am ways and reading, yes, a comic book.
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