The Villainy Of Comic Books

The Villainy Of Comic Books

The Villainy Of Comic Books

-By Sohaila Ihab

“Don't test the monster in me.” growled the joker heavily in the Blockbuster film series Batman until we apparently did in his Joker… and we loved it! Joker, a climactic must watch for this day and year’s edgy teens, topped the US Box-office for a straight 3 weeks in a year of anticipated shrinkage of the film and story writing industry. It was therefore argued that major production companies like Disney no longer freshen up their storyboards and are taking the easy profit path of reproducing old animation stories into non-fiction characters. Meanwhile, comic book diction movies of 2019 were like the unseen face of the moon-only in Endgame, Spiderman, Joker.

The crest of the comic book wave started in the 70s when the new and improved Wonderwoman appeared. Betty Bop was now too old. Wonderwoman remained Wonderwoman! The villains, on the other hand, stemmed from sociopaths, psychopaths, serial killers and the abused. In this post-2000 Era, the abused never identified with those “villains”, neither did the psychologically or the socially disturbed. All they saw were misrepresented versions of their “state”.

All they saw were faux reasons for the killings and the casualties the “troubled” caused. Along with other reasons, many “normal” people attacked the “troubled” preventing them from testifying in even the courts of law about their “troubles”. Normal: sane. Troubled: insane. To spray gasoline over the fire, arguments that every villain never “means” to be a villain except for a cause were upheld. All the while, every good person is a villain in someone's life, were just the beginning.

Blood showers gained momentum in comic books and other forms of the media which were all validated by “reasons” Now comic book writers seem to not see the good in their stories unless they fill a bathtub in blood! On the other hand, claims floated around that the “bloody” comic books are nothing but artful fiction although many critiques despise them. Comic books are a created art, comic cons are a created art, art isn't only the blood and the villainy. Art is the experience. Art is the connection between a live soul and its creation.