Chuck Dixon and Paul Rivoche with a piece in the Wall Street Journal saying what I always say. Comics are Liberal Xplus these days, and they SUCK.Go Chuck and Paul!
I'll go further. I never read comics anymore, despite having been an avid fan and collector in my younger days. The single reason is Leftist ideology in every story. Its repetitious, its boring, its stupid, and I can't stand reading it.In the 900th issue of Action Comics, Superman decides to go before the United Nations and renounce his U.S. citizenship. " 'Truth, justice and the American way'—it's not enough any more," he despairs. That issue, published in April 2011, is perhaps the most dramatic example of modern comics' descent into political correctness, moral ambiguity and leftist ideology.We are comic-book artists and comics are our passion. But more important they've inspired and shaped many millions of young Americans. Our fear is that today's young comic-book readers are being ill-served by a medium that often presents heroes as morally compromised or no different from the criminals they battle. With the rise of moral relativism, "truth, justice and the American way" have lost their meaning.
Update: The Phantom has been BANNED from commenting at The Mary Sue for saying horrible things about the politics of hair. I think. Hard to say, they just started deleting me left and right.