Superhero Tragedy Porn Is Bad For Comics

In our post-Watchmen era, superhero writers often turn to dark'n'gritty plots to give their comics greater narrative heft. Unfortunately, these "adult" story lines are to tragedy what porn is to sex: a hyper-stylized, wholly disposable facsimile of the real thing. » 3/11/10 4:14pm 3/11/10 4:14pm