Crayle and Ryan found themselves saying it over and over on their most recent episode of Comic Books: The New Class… “Correct me if I’m wrong.”
And viewers really did!
It was really great to learn from people who have been reading comic books for a long time. We’re here on this podcast network to discuss our geeky opinions, but we’re also here to learn right?
Comic Books: The New Class exists to provide a gatekeeping-free environment for new comic book readers, hosted by two podcasters who got a late start themselves.
On the June 22nd episode, they realized their unofficial slogan for the show should be, "correct me if I'm wrong."
Crayle was using the terms “graphic novel” and “trade paperback” interchangeably on accident for a little bit, and someone in the comments pointed it out. Now she can remember better to use the terms correctly.
For the record, a graphic novel is written and published all at once, intended to be read as one, solid work. A trade paperback is a collection of single-issue comics that gets re-released as a collection in one binding. The more you know.
Ryan wasn’t sure how many issues for were in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: the Last Ronin, but the commenters were! And they made sure the hosts know. Ryan thought maybe there was a sixth one coming out, but he found out during the show that the series is completed at 5 issues. Now he can read his backlog knowing that he won’t be left on a cliffhanger.
Not being too proud to take a correction helps us learn and grow, including in our nerdy areas of interest.
If you’re ever too embarrassed to ask about something that you’re not sure of though, feel free to message it to the CBNC team on Facebook. They’ll ask our followers for you if you don’t for sure.
Besides, a few vocal people who are, shall we say, less than nice are often ready to pounce on any statements they think are wrong on the internet anyway.
Cultivating an attitude of “correct me if I’m wrong” with friendly fans can help take the sting out when those meanies raise their voice in the comment threads.
Honestly though, most people offering up a gentle correction are just sharing their knowledge with you. Because, at the end of the day, we’re all just passionate about comics and geek content here. We want to share our knowledge, so the least we can do is accept the same from others when we talk about comics and other geeky topics.
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Want to see the episode that made Crayle and Ryan realize “correct me if I’m wrong” should be their unofficial logo?
Here it is!