Today is International Read a Comic in Public Day! So go out there and read a comic.
I don't have any plans to "go public" today, so I celebrated yesterday. I was at the doctor's for four hours getting a simple (albeit ridiculously long) test done, and brought along some comics. A little boy whose mother was having the same test done was sitting next to me, and try as I might to catch his attention with my copy of DC Universe Legacies, he was too busy with his iPod to notice. (Then he took out a real book and read that. The horror!) So, I failed to seduce another innocent into the cult of comics. Oh, well.
On the upside, my doctor's office had a copy of the Green Lantern preview of Entertainment Weekly and I snatched that baby right up. I gotta say, I hate the suit. I just like the classic uniform best. I'm a traditionalist. Then I kept on pestering my mother by making loud comments, like "Aw, they got the mask all wrong," and "Hey, the guy playing Hammond is the guy who was on NYPD Blue. Oh, wait, no. It just looks like him," and "Oh, geez, the girl is from Gossip Girl?" which eventually did engage my mother into conversation.
Mom: So, Green Lantern? I guess they're running out of characters?
Me: Ma, there's literally hundreds of superheroes in the DC Universe!
Mom: But does anyone know who they are? Who's left?
Me: The Flash.
Mom: Who's he again?
Me: You know. He wears a runs real fast and wears a red suit?
Mom: Sounds vaguely familiar. Is that the guy playing Green Lantern? He's good-looking.
Me: ... His hair's all wrong.
What can I say? I'm hard to please.
Oh, and the ring is wrong, too.