the author of V for Vendetta, Watchmen Y the killing jokeAlan Moore, strongly criticized in an interview with the British media Guardianthe fascination that the adult audience has with superheroes and characters like Batman.
“Around 2011 I said that I thought if millions of adults were lining up to see the Batman movies, that had serious and worrying implications for the future,” Moore explained. “Because that kind of infantilization – that push towards simpler times, simpler realities – can very often be a precursor to fascism”, he added.
Alan Moore also “highlighted his concern that no less than a group of adults is” lining up to see characters and situations that were created to entertain 12-year-olds, and always were children, 50 years ago.
Moore concluded as a conclusion as to why this adult fascination with the world of comics was provoked:
“I really didn’t think of superheroes as grown-up food. I think this was a misunderstanding born out of what happened in the 1980s, which I must lay my hand on a considerable part of the blame for, albeit unintentionally, when things like Watchmen first came out. There were a lot of headlines saying ‘Comics have grown up’. I tend to think that, no, comics hadn’t grown up. There were some titles that were more adult than people were used to. But most of the comic book titles were more or less the same as always. They weren’t comics growing up. I think it was more comics that met the emotional age of the audience coming in backwards.”