flexmentallo wrote:Actually, that's a complete misunderstanding of my second comment, Christian. Here's what I said on reddit:"And the idea that people shouldn't be able to complain about something that is obviously disgusting them about mainstream comics and prohibiting them from caring about or enjoying these comics is exactly why mainstream comics are in the midst of going through an ungraceful and ugly death."I'm not talking about the blogosphere at all but readers who are told they shouldn't be able to take issue with poor treatment of female characters in comics. It wasn't directed explicitly at DC but at the people who attack readers who voice their dissent and my point is that by shutting these people out, many of whom are either new or lapsed readers, we are effectively increasing the hostility that many people feel comic fandom is full of. In that same comment I then went on to question why comic fans are so resistant to doing anything that would make comic fandom a more hospitable place.We all work in the same industry here, so I figure there's no real reason any of us would want this industry to continue to lose readers, which makes this something more than just a DC issue and definitely something more than a plea for comic companies to simply listen to "the blogosphere." I'm also available all the time on DM and through Comics Bulletin, so there's no real reason to distort random reddit quotes either. Although I do appreciate the novelty of constructing an article almost exclusively from what went on in the past week on r/comicbooks.-Nick
what I, and some others, do not understand about this argument is how does adding more T&A take comics out of the mainstream? I'm watching TV right now, network TV, and if sexualizing women is bad for business then the TV fad is on its way out.
as with movies and music and video games
also, are 3 (assuming Voodoo) DC comic books that sexualize women out of 8 women focused books really that big of a deal? What should a T+ book be about to attract the T+ (my guess 13 and up...mostly boys) market?