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Seyg-El

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sonofzeus

Subj: Re: JLA 6 (re-posted by moderator)
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 10:23:33 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: JLA 6 (re-posted by moderator)
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 07:08:56 pm EST

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> I don't have the book nearby, but I'm pretty sure there wasn't a Comics Code Authority label on the cover.

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> And to be honest, for the past few years, everytime I'm in a comic store, the kids seem to flock to the Johnny DC titles while the adults tend to go for the main titles.

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> And I hate to sound naive, but what happened to parental responsibility? It is the parents' job to make sure that their childrens' entertainment is what they deem appropriate. No one elses.



Normally I would agree with you, but the fact is that superhero comics have been an acceptable form of children's entertainment for decades. The only parents that would even be aware that JLA is now aiming for adult content are those parents who are also comic readers(and how many could there possibly be). How many doctors, lawyers, executives, firefighters and cops do you think take time out of their day and say, Gee I better start reading comics just in case they aren't for kids anymore. No, DC has a moral responsibility to ensure that as many parents as possible are informed about THEIR COMPANY'S decision to go adult content, deviating from two generations of history. They haven't, and they won't, because the truth is that they want as many people as possible to buy whatever they're turning out, even if it's kids.

> Normally I would agree with you, but the fact is that superhero comics have been an acceptable form of children's entertainment for decades. The only parents that would even be aware that JLA is now aiming for adult content are those parents who are also comic readers(and how many could there possibly be). How many doctors, lawyers, executives, firefighters and cops do you think take time out of their day and say, Gee I better start reading comics just in case they aren't for kids anymore. No, DC has a moral responsibility to ensure that as many parents as possible are informed about THEIR COMPANY'S decision to go adult content, deviating from two generations of history. They haven't, and they won't, because the truth is that they want as many people as possible to buy whatever they're turning out, even if it's kids.


And although there may be some responsibility on DC there, I'm sorry...but I don't want to hear any parents griping that their kids were exposed to something they didn't want them exposed to. You will never EVER convince me that anyone but parents should hold the final responsibility. While it may make their lives easier to have others bear that responsibility, its not always going to happen, and they don't have much right to get upset if they don't take the time to make sure their children are being protected from whatever. It's part of accepting the responsibility of a parent.


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