Many people have pointed out that superhero comics strongly appeal to fascist sensibilities. And even if I think it's true that there are fascist elements in superhero fiction, I think they aren't nearly strong enough.
In my opinion superhero comics would be a lot better if they embraced those themes. I don't mean that they should try to promote a fascist political agenda, but that they should stop trying to hide them behind "everyman" characterization and "down-to-earth" writing. Superheroes are at their best when they do grandiose feats and perform inspiring speeches and throw badass one-liners. Not when they're trying to balance their high-school romance or day job with crimefighting, or when they're quipping at each other and making sexual innuendos.
Sure, the fact that most superheroes have an ordinary human side creates a lot of interesting dynamics and makes them more relatable. But the downside of this ambivalent approach is that many many superhero comics end up as soap operas with fantastical elements. Nothing's really impressive anymore because galactic threats are treated as less important than the character's love affairs and daily hassles.
At the end of the day I don't want to relate to the characters and their issues, I want to witness a spectacular display of power and idealized moral drama. Something superhuman.
The same thing can be said of Pro Wrestling by the way.
I agree, but at the same time Moore seemed very critical of this kind of fiction.
But at least he didn't try to dilute it, he showed us super-heroes in their most inspiring and magnificent state.
Depends on the character. The reason Spider-Man is so popular is because of the "Trying to balance a superhero life with a regular life, and both negatively impacting each other" angle. He'd be a much weaker character without it.
Video released today, what do you guys think?
So what she's saying is...
Hey, kid! I'm a computer!
...is a DUCK?!
I don't usually use the term "mean-spirited" but it really does describe what this series has become to a T.
When does the Serenity Thread start? I don't want to miss it.
What specials are you guys watching?
I watched this episode and it has not aged well. I don't mean the writing itself, but the animation isn't very fluid and there are times when you can see static(?) at the bottom of the screen, as if the episode was ripped from a standard VHS. And this is the digital release verison.
>It's a Stan is a xenophobic and racist episode towards a certain group of people
>It's a Stan tries to teach Steve to be a man like him but in the end realizes he's already his own kind of man episode
Post the best rivalries
>There are people on /co/ RIGHT NOW who are going vote for that fag snow miser
I'm not even a Peanuts fan but why is this movie so good?
I'm not really a peanuts fan too when i watched this movie, but i think they totally nailed the spirit from the original shorts, every characters have their own charm and unique personality, makes me enjoyed this movie more, even though the story was very simple.
Hey, there Mr. /co/! Merry fucking Christmas! So, get off your heathen atheist ass and fucking celebrate.
No! Fuck you! I'm gonna mix from at least 4 different pagan religions and do crazy shit like open presents, eating lots of food with my family and put lights in a tree, celebrating both on the 24th and 25th.
Take that, asshole!
Christmas Eve's here
Post elves and other Christmas special girls
Why is nobody talking about this: