Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Comic Sans Hate Edition


If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet, you know that there are vocal hatreds for every single thing in the world, from Wesley Crusher to Don Heck to The Sixth Doctor.  All three of those things are harshly over-criticized, by the way, but few fires of rage burn hotter than the flames of dislike for the use of the font called Comic Sans.  I admit to disliking the look of it myself, and I’m quite tired of people explaining to me that it’s derived from the lettering of ‘Watchmen’ and ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, as if the popularity of those stories somehow overcomes a purely aesthetic preference.  Interestingly, my daughter’s fourth-grade teacher informed me that it’s a popular choice in schools because the construction of letters (specifically the vowels “a” and “e”) is the construction that they are teaching the children, a fact that might amplify the seeming ubiquity of the letters.  Still, this is the internet, so you can’t confuse issues with mere facts, leading us to today’s hand-written query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) isn’t a font snob, but knows a few (*coughOtterDisastercough*) and realizes that the image for today is making temples throb, asking: Do you share in the popular Comic Sans hate?