This is actually a thread to rant on something that annoys the hell out of me.
My problem is with stores here. We don’t have that R, M, 17+ or whatever thingie parental-advisory related stuff. And there’s a lot of prejudice here against teenager and adult media. Stupid people just think that “if it has speech baloons, it is for kids” and “if it’s an electronic game, it’s for kids”. I’ve already seen many times Discworld, Sandman, etc. among books intended to be read by 8-10 year-olds. And those are just the lighter ones. The most surreal thing I’ve seen in my comic-addict life was Fritz the Cat-related. I was just a kid… The owner of the store was arguing with an adult (should’ve been a parent) and then he (owned owner) picks the magazine, opens, looks, shouts “What the hell! Do they put these things in comics?” and the other day there was no more Fritz being sold.
It’s not like they are trying to sell that stuff to kids in order to sell more. It’s more like they think it’s strange and look at you in a very worried way if you’re 21 and are buying comics or videogames. And then, here and there, we see stores having problems with the law for selling erotic or violent material to kids. Really, the only times they stop to ponder whether it’s okay to sell comic magazines to kids is when the eroticity or violence is stamped right at the cover, like with Serpieri and Manara works.
On Ocotber 12, we are going to have All Kids’ Day…
…Last thing I saw, there was a bookstore announcing comic magazines prices 20% off on this Wednesday. Among the magazines being sold, I could see The Authority and Sin City. None of the clerks had ever read it (and I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t even hear about the Sin City movie). A guy I know, who’s almost 30, picked a Sin City one and the clerks were saying among themselves “What a big kid! Isn’t he too old for this?”.
So here’s where this relates to the title of the thread. Hellblazer, Death: The Time of Your Life and Maus won’t have prices off, but somehow Preacher got into the discount list. So, I’ve been wondering… To hell with all the moral lesson above, this is a chance to replenish my magazine collection.
However, I know close to nothing about this series. So, talk about Preacher. I’d rather analyze whether I should buy some of it or not by hearing you guys than looking for reviews in Google.