When I was a little kid, I discovered comic books and fell in love with
jacked men in tights the art form. My mom checked out an issue to make sure they weren’t actually porn, and drove me to the comic shop exactly one time. This was probably to make sure I wouldn’t be bullied by the two mouth-breathing dudes who were always at the counter ready to throw punches over who was the better Green Lantern.
But anyway, whilst there, my mom was pretty much “eh” over the hobby, but I’ll never forget when I brought a stack up to buy (I think it was my birthday), she was like – where are you going to put all those? Instead of telling her the truth (“I’ll throw it on my bedroom floor where I throw everything else.“), I merely shrugged. That’s when she asked Green Lantern #1 where comic book collectors store their treasures (Green Lantern #2 was much too busy eyeing a ceramic bust of Vampirella and her ridiculous boob hammocks to help out.)
Green Lantern #1 took Ma Harvey over to the collector’s boxes, and my mom grabbed a couple and put them on the counter beside my stack. It’s a small thing, but when a parental unit takes even a tiny interest in one of your childhood hobbies or at least facilitates it, it means a lot to a tyke. Which is why this Instagram pic of Liev Schreiber and his kids in super-hero gear is almost… touching? He could probably care less about comics, but he’s obviously a good dad. And one of his boys is done up as Harley Quinn, which is even cooler. Go Liev.
This is normally where I’d mention Liev and his hot-ass Ray Donovan violent hairiness, but why spoil this post featuring children, with my thirst?