Re: Am I the only one that finds comic book nerds whining about adaptions hilarous?
There's nothing innate about a comic book that prevents it from being literature... not really a fan of them though. I just don't like blanket statements.
I mean are you any less of a bitch if you're whining about Marvel shit or whining about the adaptation of "literature?" If you wanna talk about literature, I could find you some douchebag to tell you that all of your favorite books don't meet the criteria. It's a joke.
Literature is it's own genre; it's an encompassing (albeit elitist) term. If something 'makes the cut', it can be literature. One could argue that a classic comic would fit. Something like The Killing Joke (which I read at one point, just to see what the fuss was about) was a pretty powerful piece of writing. You can also arguably judge something as literary as how it stands against 'average' shit in its genre, when it becomes transcendent.
Comics and anime, if you wanna go there, allow for a different pathways because you incorporate sound and visual. A picture book is not a comic because a good comic's panels are like photographs that show movement and emotion. Anime has voice and animation and, as I discussed on here, allows you to do wild shit that you can't do with real people. Animation is better than CG IMO, but both like I said allow you to do grotesque things that you could never do with real people.
People whining about anything is kind of funny, tho, sometimes. And I agree comic book movies are ****ing wack. Way wacker than book movies, altho usually book movies (that take the source material seriously) are trash, too.