New York Magazine has a great article discussing (as many people are) how and why comic book culture has permeated our cultural norms, coming out of the nerd closet. As noted in the article, some of it is us ’80s kids are coming of age in our professions with nostalgic memories of its literature and art. How many times did I have to defend and explain why I read comics to my English teachers? What particularly resonates with me in this article, of course, is the Marvel bias, and why Marvel heroes have been able to reach different color and gender spectrums of fans. And it’s why it’s such a big influence on my own writing.