March 7, 2013

sounds reasonable

Fortunately, despite the Superman movies and other projected films, superheroes aren’t likely to become a major part of movie fare, and that means they’ll be left largely, I hope, to the comics. Because if TV and movies ever start doing superheroes on a large-scale, I think that’ll mean the death of superhero comics, and probably the death of DC and Marvel as we’ve known them. They might metamorphose totally into something else, based on Epic and the like, and there are many people who’d consider that an improvement—but I want to see superhero comics continue, so I hope they’re never more than a marginal part of TV and movies.

The Comics Journal 61, winter 1980.

Roy Thomas reads the tea leaves; fate prepares to kick him in the shins.


Art


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