1. Exquisite Tweets from @glyn_dillon, @mrphoenix

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  2. @mrphoenix I saw you posted that and then deleted it, I'm confused

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  3. @naobrown But realised it was pointless to go on about it, who cares, horses for courses etc

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    @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

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    @naobrown @Robgog @itsthatlady ...Opportunities then it's as bankrupt as the so-called mainstream it is an alternative to.

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    I am not liberated by the opportunity to buy pants and bus passes with a Fantastic Four logo on them.

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  4. @naobrown My inferior status as a lowly comics reader, ignored by the rest of the world

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  5. @mrphoenix What do you feel would liberate you from your suffering?

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  6. @naobrown Better comics. Not the same misogynist white boy crap but now with added mutilation, zombies, fetish outfits and swears.

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    Many of the recent 'crossover' comics films-300/Kickass/sincity- have reactionary politics and racist assumptions at base.

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    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

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    Just saying these things out loud so you get where I'm coming from.

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    When I pick up typical DC/Marvel comics these days it's like I'm looking at The Sunday Sport with added malenky ultraviolence.

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    It's a 12-year-old's idea of transgression. A socially backward, very angry white 12 year old.

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    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.

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    I understand that many adult writers and artists feel the superhero genre is too embarrassingly immature to work in.

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    That is because the superhero is a concept that cannot be made 'mature' no matter how many swears, leather and boobs you add.

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    Superheroes are wonderful, silly, funny, bizarre and exciting. They are not real and they never can be. They work best for children.

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    So if you want adult superhero comics you have to deal with this fact squarely and not pretend it does not exist.

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    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.

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    Kapowcomics create a whole new category of problem: comics that are too stupid and regressive for adults and too violent for children.

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    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:

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    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.

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    Too many truly brilliant artists and filmmakers are hiding behind their craft to make things that you would reject if they were less pretty.

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    The thing is, I LOVE Superhero comics. But these deathfilled, womanhating, sexobsessed gorefests that pass for comics now are ridiculous.

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    However, they sell so it must be all right. Until the market completely collapses. And then they'll blame unfair competition from elsewhere.

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