Friday, March 11, 2005

Not Your Father's Superheroes

This article has been getting some attention.

Comics guru Steve McCredie attributes the adult plotlines to the fact the comic-book crowd is getting older.

Mr McCredie, who co-owns cult Melbourne comic shop Minotaur, said younger readers were ditching comics for computer games and the internet, while males in their 20s and older kept turning the pages.

"During the so-called comics golden age of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, comics were simple and written for kids," he said.

"Older readers might have a nostalgic fondness for the simple stories of the 1960s, but now it won't sustain their pop cultural needs."

2 Comments:

At 7:52 AM, Anonymous HP said...

It's no wonder I don't enjoy recent comics. I thought this was supposed to be an escape from reality?

 
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