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Non-Superhero Comic Book Fans and the Movies

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Published on Sep 13, 2012

Captain Logan and Vince answer this question from King191912:

"After listening to your recent GNN in defense of the comic medium, I thought of an important issue to discuss. You may not agree, but in the last year I've come to notice a lot of comic book fans simplying comics to superheroes, and strangely, a particular version of superheroes. This has spread into the movies too. For instance, a lot of these fans have said that the Marvel Studio films are great comic book films, the best, but the Nolan Batman films are not. They'll say "These are great films, but they're not comic book films." Why? Lack of Clayface, Poision Ivy, Bane with Venom, etc. This is completely ridiculous. These fans are simplifying the comic book medium, and pushing anything away that isn't heroes in tights punching bad guys. They make other comic books appear to be invalid, such as Preacher, Y The Last Man, and Walking dead, simply because these are not superhero stories. This makes me, as a Vertigo guy, look invalid as a fan of the medium, because I don't define my love of comics around guys in red and blue suits. There is a pretentiousness to this, and a close mindedness that makes me wonder, if the fans aren't going to accept comics for all that they are and close them off to a genre, then why should anyone from outside the medium take comics seriously at all? The apparent fans are not."

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