> Look, I know that the superhero genre is fairly ridiculous. And you know what? I don't care. I still love it, and I don't really see why anyone needs to go out and condemn it, and me by association, for enjoying it.
I personally didn't read Kick Ass as an attack against superheroes, as Nitz did. It was a pretty effective piece of teenage drama, though.
> Your comments below are well-taken, but the criticism made by the comics you cite seem to me to reflect the other side of the coin-implicitly deriding superhero comics and the people who enjoy them. I'm not interested in Vertigo-style comics; if you don't enjoy them, then more power to you, but I don't see then why I should be insulted for having different tastes in superheroes. I'll admit, I'm not a fan of comics so much as I am of superheroes in general, and Spider-Man and Sleepwalker in particular, and I don't think I'm stupid or juvenile for liking these things.
> In some ways, frankly, I'm a bit cynical about cynics-sometimes it seems like I'm being considered a moron for not sharing their feelings of doom and gloom. IOW, if you disagree with them, you're an idiot.
Maybe, but any attacks against old-school superheroics on these boards are outnumbered a thousand to one by histrionics about how comics are not exactly like they were in 1983, and how the world most likely will go under because of that fact.
> Maybe, but any attacks against old-school superheroics on these boards are outnumbered a thousand to one by histrionics about how comics are not exactly like they were in 1983, and how the world most likely will go under because of that fact.
And if anyone needs a solid example of what histrionics are, well, there you go!
I think that's the problem right there - people writing "attacks" against any type of comic will get that kind of angry knee-jerk reply from its defenders. Rational intelligent discussion about various aspects of the comics will go a lot further than attacks. I'd be much happier with posts like the one starting this thread and fewer "attacks against old-school superheroics" (or attacks on new-school whatever you want to call it).