Like everyone else I know Bill Maher from his tv commentaries. He comes across as a guy that likes to make noise. Says stuff for the shock value. Sure, there have been times when I have agreed with him but boy oh boy do I disagree with him now. Although he recently said that his initial attack on comic book culture was not a swipe at Stan Lee… Ummm, yes it was. I cannot believe the audacity of this man to try to take down the legacy of a man that just died by being so ignorant. Proof of his ignorance comes in the form of his claim that suggested comic book creator Stan Lee was partially responsible for Donald Trump becoming President.
He followed that up by writing
Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess.
Bill Maher knows nothing about comic books and its culture and so should not be writing about it.
I grew up reading comicbooks and I have no pblm admitting that I am one of the ‘dumb’ grown ups Bill refers to who still reads them. Many, many years ago I was introduced to the world of comic books by a friend whose brother was into reading comic books. And I will never forget that day simply because of the sheer amount of books he had. I was literally a kid in a candy store.
Growing up, comics allowed me to escape to a world of super heroes. It was a fantastic journey of imagination. It’s not just about art, fantasy. There are life lessons in these books. It’s about right and wrong, acceptance, inclusion. It’s about understanding the consequences of the choices you make. It’s about morals and so much more. Literally the opposite of what Donald Trump represents. So, really. Who’s the dumb one here.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but if you’re going to comment on something try to atleast know the subject matter. I’m sure Bill never picked up a comic book in his life. Like everything else this will soon pass but it doesn’t change the fact Bill is ignorant on this matter.