Speaking of funny, we always get a kick out of Shaenon Garrity’s commentary, particular her analysis of a John Byrne Forum Thread on how to “Trick Your Woman Into Liking What You Like”:
It’s no surprise that the board also routinely plays host to another of the universal comic-book forum threads, the How To Get Your Girl Into Comics thread. If, like me, you’re foolish enough to spend any time in comics fandom at all, you know the thread: one of the regulars has acquired a girlfriend or wife, but he’s not content. He can’t help thinking how great it would be if he could indoctrinate her into his favorite hobby and indulge in both of his passions at once, like that episode of “Seinfeld” where George tries to eat, screw, and watch TV at the same time. But girls hate comics! Obviously, the solution is to find that one magical uterus-friendly comic that all humans of the female persuasion are genetically programmed to love. And who better to locate the Bestest Comic for Girls than a bunch of nerdy men on the Internet?
The thread currently running on the Byrne board is notable only because it’s such a perfect, Platonic example of the genre. It’s like a template for all Get Your Girl Into Comics threads on all comic-book forums for all eternity. It’s got every one of the essential elements:
Click to find out what those elements are!