Alan Moore Shits On Super Hero Movie Saturation – ManlyMovie

Alan Moore Shits On Super Hero Movie Saturation

alan-moore-016Have you had you fill of this year’s CGI figurine advert?  What about this month?  Shit, I know quite a few manchildren watch these things several times a week.  Yes, of course, everyone knows that vacuous super hero movies where roid-fuelled supermodels pulverize high rise buildings into rubble in front of green screens are ten a penny these days.  Ant Man, Goat Man, Ferret Man, whatever. This comes after actor Simon Pegg recently expressed concern.  Of course, he was ordered to ‘clarify’ his statement.

Another man who has had enough is comics guru Alan Moore, who tells The Telegraph that super hero movies are culturally catastrophic.

“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. “It looks to me very much like a significant section of the public, having given up on attempting to understand the reality they are actually living in, have instead reasoned that they might at least be able to comprehend the sprawling, meaningless, but at-least-still-finite ‘universes’ presented by DC or Marvel Comics. I would also observe that it is, potentially, culturally catastrophic to have the ephemera of a previous century squatting possessively on the cultural stage and refusing to allow this surely unprecedented era to develop a culture of its own, relevant and sufficient to its times.”

This follows William Friedkin saying that super hero hegemony is ruining cinema.  Although I don’t think we’ll see him taking to social media to recant at the behest of neckbeards.


  1. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Top 3 greatest superheroes of all time:

  2. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    This comic book is pretty cool⤵

    • Jimmy Smith

      July 20, 2015 at 2:33 am


      • Mucho Macho

        July 20, 2015 at 5:02 am

        Yes Sir!
        Now those were some comics!!

  3. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    After Batman fights Superman…
    This is the movie i want

  4. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Somebody neeeds to make a movie based on this comic book like pronto

  5. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    If you are a kid reading this comic book you are going to get laid by the time you’re
    10 years old.

    • Vincent Everett

      July 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Poor Steve Ditko.

      • Mucho Macho

        July 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm


  6. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Some comic book heroes don’t have super powers. Just Badassery⤵

  7. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Years ago when Mucho Macho was
    Little Machito he used to read these comic books.
    They were/are/always be great

  8. Mucho Macho

    July 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    You guys must be so happy i became a fan of this site..
    cough cough
    no comment

  9. TheOldMcClane

    July 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Somewhat related, Dustin Hoffman recently took a crap on the current state of Hollywood: