|Yamilca and Joe James|
|JayJay and Freddy with Adam Phillips|
Defiant1 has left a new comment on your post “Legion of Super Heroes Overview, Part 3“:
My understanding is that you want your characters to have real motivations and sex or sexuality is a real motivation you’ve opted to include. From what I can tell, your latest work has been a tad bit heavier using sex or sexuality as a component when compared to your previous works. It also seems to have extended towards a seedier portrayal of sex. This has prompted some some criticism from a couple of people online. I am not offended, but I felt it’s been a little heavy at a time when comics need to appeal to the largest demographic audience possible. With some major titles from Marvel even struggling to sell 50,000 copies, wouldn’t it be better to write a story that can appeal to the largest demographic audience? I’d like to see mature comics that didn’t require parents to censor their kids from reading them. I’m not an advocate of turning comics into a mindless “Barney the dinosaur” feel-good experience to rot children’s brain cells, but I think it is possible to to write great stories that don’t have half naked women draped over the heroes shoulder.
I was curious about your thoughts regarding mature themed comics vs. appealing to a wider and inevitably more conservative audience.
Posted by Defiant1 to Jim Shooter at May 27, 2011 2:24 PM
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “DC Comics the New 52“:
Waaaaaaiiiit a second…
Aren’t you the guy that turned Saturn girl from a confident leader into someone with really low self-esteem, who can’t understand why leadership is more important than relationships, and sleeps around instead of talking about it? The one who had Night Girl’s outfit shred to pieces in her first appearance? Aren’t you the one who had Brainiac 5 sleep with an unconscious woman (which is rape, by the way, maybe look that up).
The women you write are sex objects and clusters of soap opera like cliches and offensive stereotypes strung together nonsensically.
I have no issue with a lady being depicted as wanting to have sex without commitment. But I forgot that a lady sleeping with two people is only okay if she does it out of a lack of self-esteem rather than her own desire. I forgot it’s only okay if she behaves immaturely and nonsensically (low self esteem + telepathy? Really?).
Like wow. PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF.
For the record, I had absolutely no problem understanding the paneling and what was happening. It was cinematic and very clear to me. The fact that you can’t follow along is amazing and sad.
Posted by Anonymous to Jim Shooter at October 8, 2011 3:39 AM
- Saturn Girl is still hurt, jealous and angry that LLad had a liaison with the President last issue.
- Saturn Girl also feels very ashamed of what she just did—punching the President in the nose. How low-class, how Neanderthal, how utterly trashy-stupid!
- Saturn Girl also still feels lower that a slime-worm’s gut about her moment of needy, self-pitying weakness with Ultra Boy—even though the infidelity took place mostly in her mind!
- Lightning Lad feels bad that he made out with the President, but with an excuse—remember, at that point he thought he and Saturn Girl were through. (P.S., FYI, he and Kin’thea didn’t get too far before being interrupted by the Flight Ring panic alarm, anyway.)
- Lightning Lad just wishes it was all over and that they could pretend it all never happened. He really loves Saturn Girl.