‘Watchmen’ Creator Alan Moore on ‘Worrying’ Superhero Trend: ‘White Supremacist Dreams of the Master Race’

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‘Watchmen’ Creator Alan Moore on ‘Worrying’ Superhero Trend: ‘White Supremacist Dreams of the Master Race’
Watchmen” creator Alan Moore calls the impact of superheroes on popular culture “both tremendously embarrassing and not a little worrying.”

In a resurfaced 2017 interview with Brazilian outlet Folha de São Paulo that was published in English for the first time Monday on the Alan Moore World blog, the legendary comic book writer went as far as to say that an argument can be made that D.W. Griffith’s landmark – and controversial for its depiction of black men as ignorant and sexually aggressive — silent film “Birth of a Nation” is a superhero film.

Moore believes that superheroes today “seem to be serving some kind of different function, and fulfilling different needs” that go beyond their original intention of “stimulating the imaginations of their 12 or 13-year-old audience.”

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