@mrphoenix Did you go to Kapow?
2:37pm Apr 11th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to mrphoenix
@NaoBrown did I heck: http://tinyurl.com/64dpuqa
2:39pm Apr 11th 2011 via web in reply to NaoBrown
@NaoBrown I mean, no, what did I miss? :p
2:40pm Apr 11th 2011 via web in reply to NaoBrown
@mrphoenix I saw you posted that and then deleted it, I'm confused
2:40pm Apr 11th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to mrphoenix
@NaoBrown But realised it was pointless to go on about it, who cares, horses for courses etc
2:43pm Apr 11th 2011 via web in reply to NaoBrown
@NaoBrown @Robgog @itsthatlady I can't get my thoughts on this into 1 tweet but essentially if Geek Culture is simply a bunch of Marketing
2:52pm Apr 11th 2011 via web in reply to NaoBrown
@NaoBrown @Robgog @itsthatlady ...Opportunities then it's as bankrupt as the so-called mainstream it is an alternative to.
2:53pm Apr 11th 2011 via web in reply to NaoBrown
I am not liberated by the opportunity to buy pants and bus passes with a Fantastic Four logo on them.
2:54pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
@mrphoenix Liberated from what?
2:56pm Apr 11th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to mrphoenix
@NaoBrown My inferior status as a lowly comics reader, ignored by the rest of the world
2:56pm Apr 11th 2011 via web in reply to NaoBrown
@mrphoenix What do you feel would liberate you from your suffering?
2:58pm Apr 11th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to mrphoenix
@NaoBrown Better comics. Not the same misogynist white boy crap but now with added mutilation, zombies, fetish outfits and swears.
3:16pm Apr 11th 2011 via web in reply to NaoBrown
Many of the recent 'crossover' comics films-300/Kickass/sincity- have reactionary politics and racist assumptions at base.
4:13pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
If you're white you aren't supposed to find those things problematic. If you're black they're hard to ignore unless you REALLY TRY
4:14pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
Just saying these things out loud so you get where I'm coming from.
4:14pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
When I pick up typical DC/Marvel comics these days it's like I'm looking at The Sunday Sport with added malenky ultraviolence.
4:19pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
It's a 12-year-old's idea of transgression. A socially backward, very angry white 12 year old.
4:20pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
So you can see why celebrating these ideas in the form of Kapow is very far from any place that I wish to occupy as a comics creator.
4:21pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
I understand that many adult writers and artists feel the superhero genre is too embarrassingly immature to work in.
5:54pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
That is because the superhero is a concept that cannot be made 'mature' no matter how many swears, leather and boobs you add.
5:55pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
Superheroes are wonderful, silly, funny, bizarre and exciting. They are not real and they never can be. They work best for children.
5:57pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
So if you want adult superhero comics you have to deal with this fact squarely and not pretend it does not exist.
5:58pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
Rolling the clock back to 1950 while adding some 2000s violence, Hip Hop and TV references to the mix are really not fixing the problem.
6:00pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
Kapowcomics create a whole new category of problem: comics that are too stupid and regressive for adults and too violent for children.
6:02pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
There's always someone to say "Get over it, chill out, it's just a film/comic/novel/videogame" and the answer is always the same:
6:05pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
I'm not so desperate for entertainment that I will turn my brain off to consume some offensive, hateful tosh just because it looks nice.
6:07pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
Too many truly brilliant artists and filmmakers are hiding behind their craft to make things that you would reject if they were less pretty.
6:08pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
The thing is, I LOVE Superhero comics. But these deathfilled, womanhating, sexobsessed gorefests that pass for comics now are ridiculous.
6:16pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
However, they sell so it must be all right. Until the market completely collapses. And then they'll blame unfair competition from elsewhere.
6:17pm Apr 11th 2011 via web
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