Blame the Superheroes

January 22, 2014 | 2

Don’t expect to hear from Alan Moore anytime soon. He is withdrawing from public life after accusations that his comics include racist characters and too much sexual violence toward women according to an interview with Pádraig Ó Méalóid. He also took the opportunity to disparage society’s obsession with superheroes, which probably won’t win him any more fans. “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.”

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.


  1. Moore has “withdrawn” from interviews and the comics biz before. (Remember when he was going off to be a magician?) He’s too prolix for this to last.

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