I read something to this effect on Bleeding Cool a few weeks ago but it didn’t really register with me until today for some reason. I’m not the type of parent to force my interests down on my kids. I think it’s one of the worst qualities of many geek parents and I’ve got more to write on it in the future. I’d love if my girls were into comic books so I could share my hobby with them but so far, my oldest (now 6) has shown little interest. She loves to read and that’s all I really need to make me happy but it would be nice to read comics to or with her from time to time.
I think part of the problem is that there aren’t enough good comics for kids out there. If the titles that exist, most of them are geared towards boys. Meanwhile, my daughter is mildly obsessed with the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic tv series. As far as that stuff goes, it’s not too bad and has even developed an older, male following (called Bronies). Seems to me like a perfect fit for a comic book tie in and something I could read with my daughter that might get her interested in other comic books. There’s not much more I can say that the original article didn’t except that you can add my voice to those interested in seeing something like this happen.