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Poch Peralta

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Is Superhero Obsession Culturally Destructive?

That is what a Comics god himself claims. How could you not believe when he's criticizing his own industry?

'Comics god Alan Moore has issued a comprehensive sign-off from public life after shooting down accusations that his stories feature racist characters and an excessive amount of sexual violence towards women.

'The Watchmen author also used a lengthy recent interview with Pádraig Ó Méalóid at Slovobooks entitled “Last Alan Moore interview?” – to expand upon his belief that today’s adults’ interest in superheroes is potentially “culturally catastrophic”, a view originally aired in the Guardian last year.

“'To my mind, this embracing of what were unambiguously children’s characters at their mid-20th century inception seems to indicate a retreat from the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence,” he wrote to Ó Méalóid...'
http://www.psfk.com/2014/01/alan-moore-superhero-obsession.html

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      Feb 7 2014: Now that is a most novel and unique perspective and idea Carol. Isn't that what they call in psychology 'Escape Mechanism'? Your case reminded me of the book 'When Rabbit Howls'. What the author (abused by her father since childhood) experienced was very related to yours.
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          Feb 8 2014: Well, your choice seems better Carol and I'm glad you're over that 'most horrific violence and torture'.

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