The creator of Watchmen and V for Vendetta, the least forgiving comic book writer in existence, Alan Moore, gives his opinion on current popular tastes in an interview with The Guardian. And makes a pinch of my guilt.
Who loves comics, he can’t help but know Alan Mooreborn in 1953, one of the least classified authors known to the art, behind such acclaimed masterpieces as watchman, V for vendetta, Batman – The Killing Joke, From hell, just to name some of the most famous, however, translated into audiovisual form. In an interview with The Guardian, the British screenwriter reflected on addiction to superheroes from the side of modern popular culture, revealing an aspect that she considers disturbing. Before proceeding, remember that Moore has always called himself an “anarchist” and not a left or a right.
Alan Moore: harbingers of fascism in superheroes
Who’s better than Alan Moore could express his opinion popularity of superheroes and their importance in society, considering that he had dealt with this issue in detail in watchmanhistorian graphic novel illustrated by Dave Gibbons? Of course, opinion does not mean indisputable truth, but if there is someone to whom we give the right to start debate provocatively, it is Moore himself who, in an interview with the Guardian, says:
Hundreds of thousands of adults line up to watch characters and situations created for the entertainment of 12 year olds – and they were always boys – fifty years ago. I never thought superheroes were grown-up things. I think the misunderstanding arose from what happened in the eighties, which I have to accept my great share of responsibility, though I didn’t do it on purpose when things like Guardians started showing up. There were a monstrous number of newspapers that said: “Comics have grown.” But I don’t think so. There were some titles that were more mature than what people were used to. But most comics have remained pretty much the same. This ain’t comics grown. Most of all, comics corresponded to the emotional age of the audience returning to them. […] I said it already in 2011, I thought that millions of adults line up to watch the Batman movies had serious and troubling implications for the future. Why such infantilization need for simpler times and simpler realities can often lead the way to fascism.
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