There's a new Beatles Beatleg Podcast up.
Via Blog@Newsarama: Yet another tale of problems that arise when the comics industry forgets that superheroes were initially created as entertainment for children. That's the way things were for probably 40 years. But now days, the vast majority superhero books aim for a more "mature" audience.
It's a silly, probably irreversible, state of affairs created because creators have taken mainstream characters first created as entertainment for children and made them "adult."
It used to be any superhero comic on the spinner rack was fair game for any kids around the age of 10. In my opinion, that's the way things should've stayed. If creators wanted to project mature themes (mature themes for the main part being throwing in some cuss words, more vivid violence and more overt sexuality) they should've done so by creating their own, new superheroes rather than taking heroes for children into areas they don't belong.
I mean, if you expect to get adult entertainment out of stories featuring Spider-Man, Batman, Superman and the like, there's something a little wrong with you.
There are plenty of comics out there really meant and created for adults. Try those out instead.
Dirk Deppey's Journalista! blog is now really back (after a time in proto-type land). And it's officially here, as part of a revitalized Comics Journal Web site.
Check the Cool Wax shares the Supremes' title song for "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" soundtrack.
The original "Star Trek" series starts airing on TV Land again Sept. 16, but purists beware: The show has been remastered with new digital special effects added.