@naobrown But realised it was pointless to go on about it, who cares, horses for courses etc
@naobrown Better comics. Not the same misogynist white boy crap but now with added mutilation, zombies, fetish outfits and swears.
Many of the recent 'crossover' comics films-300/Kickass/sincity- have reactionary politics and racist assumptions at base.
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
When I pick up typical DC/Marvel comics these days it's like I'm looking at The Sunday Sport with added malenky ultraviolence.
It's a 12-year-old's idea of transgression. A socially backward, very angry white 12 year old.
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.
I understand that many adult writers and artists feel the superhero genre is too embarrassingly immature to work in.
That is because the superhero is a concept that cannot be made 'mature' no matter how many swears, leather and boobs you add.
Superheroes are wonderful, silly, funny, bizarre and exciting. They are not real and they never can be. They work best for children.
So if you want adult superhero comics you have to deal with this fact squarely and not pretend it does not exist.
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.
Kapowcomics create a whole new category of problem: comics that are too stupid and regressive for adults and too violent for children.
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:
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.
Too many truly brilliant artists and filmmakers are hiding behind their craft to make things that you would reject if they were less pretty.
The thing is, I LOVE Superhero comics. But these deathfilled, womanhating, sexobsessed gorefests that pass for comics now are ridiculous.