Mac and Macy went off to camp this week, and yesterday I went to go buy a couple of comic books to send to them in a care package. I went to the "store that isn't the comic book store" because the comic book store isn't open on Mondays. And I found nothing for Macy. Seriously. Marvel and DC have both gone off in some pretty mature directions with gritty storylines. Have you read the Avengers lately? Apparently Iron Man and Doctor Strange are altering Captain America's memories so he doesn't know that they are planning on destroying alternative Earths to save their own. Yeah, my eleven-year-old would love that, what with her being a fan of the movies and all. There's a gap in the market between "My Little Pony" and "The Walking Dead," right now. It was briefly filled by "The New Crusaders" by Red Circle Comics (the same publisher as "Archie") or Marvel's attempt to do a kid-friendly line with Power Pack and a few other Marvel characters with their "All Ages" line.
|Not a bad line-up, right? Although I wish they had Hawkeye and dropped Wolverine.|
I don't know if Macy can convince her friends to play with her, or if I'll just run something for her (and maybe Mac will show up, although Macy would really like to be the team leader). I'm also not 100% sure what genre I'd use, but I'm definitely an "all ages" kind of GM. There's a place, I guess, for the Legends of the Flame Princesses or Carcosas out there in the gaming world, but I'm fine with my kid-friendly storylines. I can still do a compelling villain, a complicated plot, and a great campaign without all the rest of it. And if I can't find the comic book I want, Macy and I can just make up our own.