Wednesday, May 7, 2008

No Comic Relief in Sight

[rant] on not-so-comic comix. Pardon my soapbox.

Kid fun turned into adult controversy,
... By grown-ups that just won't grow up!

Some found my blog simply because I use a comic-style profile pic. That seemed odd, but after 5 minutes on Google it appears that more adults are having issues (excuse the pun) with comic books than ever before:

Females Read Comics, Yes!
Comics vs 'ISM's: Racism, Sexism, etc.
No Censorship!
Comics are too 'Corporate'!

When did comic book publishers abandon the 10-yr-olds?
Now they pander to immature 'adults' with their odd love of overendowed men and women in inked spandex.

Where are 'Casper', 'Dennis the Menace' or even 'Pokemon' comic books for the under-12 set? Looks like only the dull Disney talking animals survived the coup. 'Sorry kids, no more fun comics while you've got the flu.'

Then Hollywood followed suit! Silly storylines - rated 'R'? Marketing a kiddie story 'Catwoman' as 'sexy' then surprised when it bombed? Raise your hand if you're tired of comic book movies.

Reminds me of those 'basement-dwellers' crabbily fussing because a child-friendly character, Jar-Jar Binks, was added to 'Star Wars'. The complainers had no concept of the fact that their beloved series is a simple 'good guy vs bad guy' kid movie. As yet another comic book character would say: 'Doh!'

Get the 'adults' (and their issues) out of this kid zone. Give comic books back to the children, and force those that are locked in an adolescent time-warp to finally grow up. [/rant]


  1. You're right, it certainly is different - but ITA! Amity

  2. It is alot: Hulk, Spiderman, Superman, X-Men, Hellboy, Catwoman. Many Sequels! Fun thing was that -Incredibles- was a cartoon and was better than all of them ! ! !

  3. Update:

    'sigh' - 'Iron Man' just took the top spot in the U.S. domestic box office for 2008.

    /remember 'Spiderman 3' was the top of 2007's box office list...