Comic genius despises the films made from his stories

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Comic genius despises the films made from his stories

‘Watchmen’ writer Alan Moore compares superhero films to ‘Birth of a Nation’

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Alan Moore, creator of the Watchmen and V for Vendetta comics, has compared superhero films to DW Griffiths’s 1915 work Birth of a Nation in a newly-translated interview.

“The superheroes [on film] themselves,” Moore told the Brazilian writer and editor Raphael Sassaki in 2016, “would seem to be largely employed as cowardice compensators, perhaps a bit like the handgun on the night-stand.

“Save for a smattering of non-white characters and non-white creators,” he added, “these books and these iconic characters are still very much white supremacist dreams of the master race...

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