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 Post subject: Journalists Argues Comics Should Not Be Librel
PostPosted: January 5th, 2012, 5:56 pm 
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I found the points in this article pretty... well dumb.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/01/05/how-liberalism-may-be-hurting-comic-book-sales-by-darin-wagner/

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 Post subject: Re: Journalists Argues Comics Should Not Be Librel
PostPosted: January 5th, 2012, 7:50 pm 
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This guy would have been better served by arguing that comics should have no political slant in either direction, rather than demanding "authentic conservatism," but that would just make them bland. I don't know about DC because I just haven't read very much of their stuff from any time period but I feel like a big part of the reason that Marvel stood out in the 60's was because they didn't shy away from the political and social issues, but embraced and examined them. I mean just look at any of the little speeches from Stan Lee's Soap Box in the 60's. Also, I've always loved this quote from Stan Lee about the creation of Iron Man:

"I think I gave myself a dare. It was the height of the Cold War. The readers, the young readers, if there was one thing they hated, it was war, it was the military....So I got a hero who represented that to the hundredth degree. He was a weapons manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist....I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him...and he became very popular."

Translated: I'm going to take a hardcore conservative archetype, and make my liberal readers like him.

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That is one of the things I like about the 60's Marvel comics. Their stance on Race (with story likes like the Serpent Squad and characters like the Black Panther), Peace, etc.

Admittedly this was tempered with crazy anti-communist stuff, but still, I like that the comics have a stand.

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There is so much wrong with this article. I wrote better bullshit papers in college. It's psuedo-conservative (modern conservatives are far from what a true conservative is) fanboy whining that states personal opinion as irrefutable fact. I mean, c'mon...Aqauman bitching about oil spills is proof of the liberal media bias? Fucking moron.

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PostPosted: January 6th, 2012, 8:46 pm 
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Fucking moron.


Yep, pretty much

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PostPosted: January 7th, 2012, 1:47 am 
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Asinine.

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I'll have to disagree. Why not? This is ridiculous


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Why Not? Because it takes the point of view that all comic creators should be one thing. Comics is a pretty big medium, lots of people with really different viewpoints.

But mostly, its the argument that comics = liberal. Thats just bullshit.

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I agree, comics, the media should not be politically orientated full stop, it's a really sneaky way of shaping young minds to fit in with political motivations.


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Plenty of comics are politically motivated, look at Millers recent creator book. And there is plenty on the liberal side. My point was more, its a big medium, you can't characterize it all one way or another.

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