February 10, 2010

The problem with comics in one sentence

Captain America scribe Ed Brubaker, [in]famous for having Cap go after a bunch of Tea Partiers, had this to say recently in an interview:

One of the things that I think is nice about the Heroic Age is that we have this idea of hero and villain. Because over the years we've taken a lot of the cooler villains and, because people like them so much, they sort of make them into good guys.

No way! An "idea" of a hero ... and a villain! In superHERO comicbooks!! Who'da thunk it??

They are called "superheroes," Ed. Unless (and it wouldn't suprise me in the least) you and your pals are thinking of changing the term to "super-characters" ... y'know, to fit in better with your moral relativism.

Posted by Hube at February 10, 2010 10:24 AM | TrackBack

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Could they even call them "super?" That would imply that some folks aren't.

Posted by: soccer dad at February 10, 2010 12:22 PM

I believe the less hateful terms are protagonist and antagonist.

Posted by: DSteyskal at February 11, 2010 01:11 PM

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