So let me proceed to see if it bugs anyone here too.

In this so-called "last Alan Moore interview"-- a long and winding blatherfest by one of the medium's best fiction-writers-- he expatiates on many things, but the one that I found most peculiar was his animus to big-screen Hollywood adaptations of superhero comics. As noted in the excerpt below he made passing reference to the subject in an earlier interview, and then expanded his thoughts in this one:

It transpired that this was because I’d actually taken part in the interview a couple of very busy months earlier, on the afternoon when I’d given a half-dozen brief press interviews relating to the launch of Fashion Beast. The subject of comic-related-films (or film-related-comics) had understandably arisen and, when asked, I had ventured my honest opinion that I found something worrying about the fact that the superhero film audience was now almost entirely composed of adults, men and women in their thirties, forties and fifties who were eagerly lining up to watch characters and situations that had been expressly created to entertain the twelve year-old boys of fifty years ago. I not only feel this is a valid point, I also believe it to be fairly self-evident to any disinterested observer. To my mind, this embracing of what were unambiguously children’s characters at their mid-20th century inception seems to indicate a retreat from the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence. It looks to me very much like a significant section of the public, having given up on attempting to understand the reality they are actually living in, have instead reasoned that they might at least be able to comprehend the sprawling, meaningless, but at-least-still-finite ‘universes’ presented by DC or Marvel Comics. I would also observe that it is, potentially, culturally catastrophic to have the ephemera of a previous century squatting possessively on the cultural stage and refusing to allow this surely unprecedented era to develop a culture of its own, relevant and sufficient to its times.
I for one am particularly PO'd that Moore, a guy who has specialized in the creation of fantasy-comics for fantasy-readers, now feels free to sneer at viewers who enjoy superhero movies as having made "a retreat from the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence." I realize that he has defined the superhero genre as something intrinsically juvenile and that nothing but nothing is going to persuade him otherwise. But I would think he would be given at least a *little* pause in this ad hoc definition by the fact that films like THOR and AVENGERS are being enjoyed by audiences who are absolutely not invested in the continuities of the comic books, contrary to what he says. At bottom his argument is just a particularized version of the old "fantasy is just an escape from reality" snorer, which formerly kept not just "juvenile comics," but a lot of superior prose fiction, in the fantasy-ghetto.

OK, I've run down now.