How many times have you been told that comic books are just for kids? It’s something older readers have to put up with constantly, but is it a fair statement to make? Well... No.
Even with the huge following the medium has had recently, thanks to various movie franchises and TV shows, the comic book industry still offers emotional, grounded and sometimes raunchy stories that are definitely not for children.
While a large percentage of books aimed at mature readers are tasteful and well executed, some writers use the higher rating as an excuse to be as crude and gory as they can.
Heroes would go on drug fuelled rampages, vigilantes would become increasingly violent and if the writers saw an opportunity to show off some flesh, they didn’t hold back.
Unfortunately, when it comes to adult material, what’s deemed as appropriate at the time can quickly become problematic down the line. This means a writer could have had the best of intentions when tackling a serious issue, but in retrospect comes off as patronising or just plain awful.