From their earliest days, comics have always gotten a bad rap. They were either too violent, promoted unhealthy body images, or were far too sexual for the everyday crowd. There was even a whole movement promoted by a psychiatrist in the 50’s, that led the sanitization of comic stories and the establishment of a comics code. Thankfully, those days are behind us. Kinda.
There’s a whole belief (and one that’s entirely wrong), that comics are for kids. They’re not. A lot of graphic novels are targeted towards an older crowd, which gets them in trouble with the Maude Flanders’ of the world, who are always ‘looking’ out for the kids in the world and their well being.
Don’t come after my comics, Maude.