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Why are Americans obsessed with superheroes? Seriously, how can adult men enjoy that shit?
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when you're alpha male only a supernatural being can be more alpha male than you
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You live your mother dude
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I've never understood the appeal either.
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they are more obsessed with superheroes spandex costumes. fucking creepy fetish.
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Because they're dumb and fat.
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Because they read comic books instead of real books.

Also, their obsession with violence, their whole country was built on violence. Having a superhero who deals out super-violence is like a wet dream for them.
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I don't think this is the right era for obsessed.

Superhero movies are ok, but they aren't anything great.
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I'm pretty hyped about Civil War desufam.

Cap has been the only comic hero I have really liked all my life. I feel pretty lucky to have been born at just the right time to see proper films made for him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqIBGEcKhGs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_WnCLJJ-Mg
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>>53615166

Trailer


https://youtu.be/xnv__ogkt0M
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No idea, even though anime is vastly superior to DC and Marvel shit. Must be really good ruling the goddamn world, everyone seems to eat your shit entertainment without questioning.
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>>53613479
This belongs on /co/, but the usual explanation is something as follows.

Between the early 1900s and the 1960s or so (which are the Golden and Silver ages of American comics), comic books were extremely varied. Of course Superman and Batman were already around and popular, but you also had romance comics, sci-fi comics, PSA comics, historical comics and about as much variation as in today's Franco-Belgian comics and manga. I'm not entirely current on what happened so maybe an American anon can elaborate, but somewhere around the 60s someone made a parody comic about how Batman and Robin might be gay for eachother (which since became a running gag) which caused uproar in America. Marvel and D.C. of course pushed this shit to the foreground and made a lawsuit out of it, which resulted in Byzantine legislation which ment that in the end only Superhero comics about good, wholesome, all-American superheroes could be produced. That legislation was revoked a long time ago, but in part due to that legislation Marvel and D.C. were able to gain such a position of dominance on the American market that they (and their capeshit comics) were the only ones that mattered.

This is why almost only superhero comics are produced in America. You either have wholesome American heroes, dark and angsty anti-heroes (these have become somewhat the norm since the 90s) and even the "deep" and "intellectual" comics are just character deconstructions of capeshit heroes.

If you want to get your fix of non-capeshit comics you need to resort to Franco-Belgian comics, manga or independent webcomics. No wonder that the manga boom didn't really start in America until the late 90s and early 2000s: that's the era when American capeshit reached its low by, as I mentioned earlier, making angsty anti-heroes the norm. Not sure how popular Asterix and the like are in America so I can't comment on that.

>>53614988
As if Hungary has produced anything worth reading in the last decades.
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>>53615943
Oh, a little addendum: Marvel and D.C. not only dominate the American market, but also operate almost exclusively on brand names. Early in their existence, both companies produced a slew of new heroes and comics. Now this happens very rarely and the companies mostly focus on reboots, retcons, retellings, alternate universes, parallel dimensions etc. etc. Because why create a new comic you won't know for sure will sell or not when you can sell the Superman fanboys the same comic 50 times?
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>>53615943
your point being what?
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>>53615875
>mad 'cause he got nuked

just a prank bro
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>>53613530
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How can adult men enjoy moe series?
That is the real question
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>>53620515
autism
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>>53620515
>How can adult men enjoy moe series?

Same reason we don't drown our daughters/grandaughters at birth despite their ruining our lives, I guess? that would explain why we only get into it as adults.
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>>53613479
I like Judge Dredd, Lobo, and Batman
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40s rotoscoped Superman is great. American animation is what a big part of their culture is.
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>>53620515
No adult watches moeshit, only manchildren and underages
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>>53613479
>love superhero show
it's like anime fans
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>>53621964
My dad and uncles pretty much *only* watch moe, as far as anime is concerned, these days. After having been into Gundam, LoGH and such when younger.
I don't know that many other people in their 40s well enough, but I would disagree.
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>>53622245
is your mum okay with that?
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>>53622245
That's a trend I noticed too:
- as kids, we contemptuously refused to even glance at stuff like Candy Candy because it was girly
- as teens, we would watch a bit of Cutey Honey or Magical Emi, but only for the pantyshots
- as young adults, we would still do the same with Sailor Moon, but consequently get entrapped in the moe
- further on, we got even more into moe with Card Captor Sakura or Bincho-tan
- Nowadays as grandfathers, we downright dote on stuff like Gochuumon or Girls und Panzer, just like we dote on our grandchildren.

Makes sense too, boys look for role models (so manly men), but when they're grown up they're more into raising their kids.
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>>53620515
>How can adult men enjoy moe series?
Because they're too mature to worry about what is and isn't childish.
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>>53622329
>is your mum okay with that?

Actually she's delighted (my aunts too), because they themselves have been watching moe anime since their childhood.
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>>53615943
tl;dr
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>>53622582
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Scrooge Mcduck life story > capeshit
When will Americans get this?
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glad I am not the only one finding it to be the cringiest thing imaginable
I mean men in embarrassing clothes killing totally-not-nazis (tm) with superpowers or clear cut/black and white "bad guys"? really? isnt this what 9 year olds do with their toy soldiers?

I honestly cant understand how can anyone 15+ years old be into that
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>>53615943

You must be fun at parties.
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>>53622632
Tl;DR

Murricans banned all other genres of comics.

Because they're puritan faggots.
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>>53622638
He kids you not, France has had moe anime since the 70s, and some were colossal hits.
Look at this French OP:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDRXFtXN8zY

This aired in the 70s. I doubt there are very many French women now in their 40s who did not watch this as little girls.

Notice the over 2 million (!) views.
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>you became an adult
>don't be childish
what the fuck is this?
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>>53613479
Good thread Italy

I wonder the same thing. It's for children and mentally challenged people
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>>53622921
Yeah my mum still has a lunchbox of this very anime and still holds to it as a prized possession.

Dad and uncles used to laugh at these anime when younger.
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>>53623084
>It's for children and mentally challenged people

And homosexuals (I'm not saying this in a derogatory way).
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>>53622638
Are you aware that we felt so in love with "Ai Shite Knight" that after the anime ended we created live action series spanning 140 episode total?
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>>53623182
>homosexuals

Makes sense - muscular men in their underwear, what's not to like?
I think there are two reasons to like superheroes (or serious martial arts anime for that matter):

1) "I wanna be like that when I grow up"
or
2) "I want that superdick to pound my ass"

And reason 1 disappears when we actually grow up, leaving only 2 (for those so inclined).
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>>53623384
Italy is doomed.
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>spiderman
>batman
>antman
>cowman
>dogman
>birdman

Nice..
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>>53622582
>>53622921
>French MILFs are animefags
Why is France so perfect?

>>53622763
>Parties
NORMIES GET OUT!
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>>53623625
I'm eagerly waiting for Marmotman.
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It is literally the same fucking thing as mythological characters from European cultures, which are usually just as ridiculous, stupid, and over the top when you analyse them. The difference is that your ridiculous mythology is older so you pass it off as "culture". Get off your fucking high horse.
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>>53623806
>Heimdall
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>>53615166
>I'm pretty hyped about Civil War desufam.

after watching the trailer i'm 100% sure they are gonna shit in the comic, only relief is probably the trailer was really bad
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>making up characters with superhuman abilities who perform acts of bravery and act according to a virtuous moral code is an exclusively American thing
Are you retarded?
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>>53613479
you live with your mother

dude how can you live
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>>53623986
OP never said that, he wonders why they're so obsessed about it, to the point where it's pretty much the only thing Americans write comics about. The Franco-Belgian and Japanese markets are far more varied by comparison, despite themselves possessing some superpowered individuals who have a lot in common with American capeshit. In Nipland battle shonen are probably the equivalent of capeshit, yet while they're the largest share of the market they don't dominate the industry as much as capeshit does in America. There's still a plethora of romance, psychological, horror, comedical, girl-oriented, pornogrpahic and even cooking manga.
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>>53623712
>Why is France so perfect?
Actually, in this instance it was more of a case of blind luck. After a few semi-succesful attempts with "kiddy" anime in the early 70s, a public TV channel decided to try "UFO Robot Grendizer" (a super robot show), mainly because it was very cheap. The person responsible for choosing programs for the youth objected because of the violence, but one of her underlings cleverly escalated to the boss, who greenlighted it.
It was a tremendous success, some even claim it reached 100% audience ratings (meaning every single French TV that was turned on was showing Grendizer).
They tried to reproduced that success with an anime targeted at girls, and picked Candy Candy, and it worked extremely well too.

After that, French public TV decided to coproduce anime (French stories and actors plus Japanese animation) which gave us stuff like Cities of Gold and Ulysses 31 (based on European history and mythology), and the rest is history.

Later generations had Saint Seiya, then DBZ and so on, but basically anime hit everyone hard in their youth, and many still watch it as adults (though no longer the same kinds of shows).
Alternatively, some no longer watch anime as adults, but were hit by a the usual nostalgia wave in their 30s, so DVD of old anime made a killing with these people.
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>>53623806
you are able to pass it off as culture because it actually includes lots and lots of sex and violence, not babby tier "good feels" like american comics.
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