August 09, 2016

Comics industry legend tells why current comics suck

Long-time comics creator Chuck Dixon says what many of us have known for some time -- that "the rise of 'social justice' in comics and how DC and Marvel seem to be wanting to change genders or ethnicities of long-established characters just for political correctness’ sake" is helping with comicbooks' downfall.

Why aren't things getting better?

"Because they’ve chased so much of the readership away. People simply stopped reading comics when they voluntarily pulled comics off the newsstands in the 1990s and became a boutique industry exclusive to comic shops."

And:

"Why don’t the comics sell more? Because they’re crap. That’s why they don’t sell more.”

Indeed. I really can't fathom why anyone, let alone conservatives, would shell out $4.00 for the stuff that's put out these days. When I occasionally get a current issue from a buddy it's incredible how creatively stunted the stories are -- especially compared to 15-20 years ago. Everyone talks the same, the characters are all seemingly really stupid as they're ultra-quick to start needless fights, and, of course, the forced political correctness is head-shakingly laughable. (Here's but the latest example.)

One thing Chuck forgot is what we, Doug Ernst, Avi Green, and others have documented for years -- the nasty, disdainful, and dismissive way modern creators treat fans (especially those who in any way question them) on social media.

Posted by Hube at August 9, 2016 10:18 AM | TrackBack

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What makes you think that Dixon will take the word of a couple bloggers at face value? Besides it's not like he hasn't pulled a couple boners in the past.

Posted by: Yuuki Terumi at September 21, 2016 09:07 PM

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