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Blanket-Man

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Bob Hastings

Subj: Re: I also had a problem with the language in this issue. Specifically the use of the B wo
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 03:04:54 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: I also had a problem with the language in this issue. Specifically the use of the B wo
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 11:49:14 am EDT

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> I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.

Blade X, my new friend, you hit the nail right on the head!

Bobby H

> > I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.
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> Blade X, my new friend, you hit the nail right on the head!

I'll "third" the motion! I read CAP aloud to my 8-year-old son the day it comes out, ever since Brubaker took over - we both can't wait for each new issue. A couple of years ago, it was easy for me to self-edit the words while reading, but now my boy reads almost as well as I do, and he points out every time I substitute "darn" for "damn." It bugs me, because he's at the exact age I was when I started reading comics. But back then (in 1974), those words never made their way into AMAZING SPIDEY or the 20 other Marvel comics I bought every month. I remember how shocked I was when Spidey punched a baddie in AMAZING #153 and yelled out the word "HELL!" That was as bad as it got, though...

The language is about the ONLY complaint I have about Brubaker's CAP run. I have a feeling things could get a little dicey when the father of Sharon's baby is revealed - "Daddy, how can CAP be a father when he's dead?" Might be time for "The Talk"... *shudder*

B-Man


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