Comic genius despises the films made from his stories
‘Watchmen’ writer Alan Moore compares superhero films to ‘Birth of a Nation’
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...