While replacing some posters in the store, I had a maddening conversation with a guy who was probably trolling me.
Probable Troll: Why are you putting up that Ms Marvel poster?
Me: Well, I'm replacing the pre-Secret Wars stuff with some of the post-Secret Wars posters that came in.
Me: These are for newer titles. The posters I took down were for titles that are older.
PT: Ms Marvel isn't new.
Me: It's a new run starting this month. That version of the All New X-Men is over. Also, I'm making this a wall of non-white dude superheroes. So, Ms Marvel, the new Ultimates team, Guardians of The Galaxy, and then, after leaving it on the front door for a couple of weeks, I'll put that Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur poster over here.
PT: So, it's, like, an affirmative action thing.
Me: Yes. Because I feel that talking raccoons and tree aliens aren't properly represented in comics.
PT: But you're replacing the X-Men with Ms Marvel.
PT: But, the X-Men are a minority.
Me: True. But they're a fictional minority. Mutants, while relatable, aren't real. Pakistani teenage girls, though they aren't usually shapeshifters, are a demographic that don't have a lot of representation in comics.
PT: But the X-Men have Storm and Jubilee and Bishop and Psylocke and a bunch of people who aren't white.
Me: Very true. But that poster was Emma Frost, Cyclops, Magick, and the Stepford Cuckoos, who are all pretty white. If they send a poster of the new Extraordinary X-Men team, I'll put it up where the Guardians poster is.
PT: Sounds like your power is overthinking.
Me: What's your power?
PT makes the Thinking Hard or Overcoming Constipation face.
Me: You don't have a power, do you?