Keiron Gillen On the Treatment of Rape In His Alt-WW2 Comic Über

From our upcoming feature interview with Kieron Gillen: This is World War II, and there were over one million rapes in central Berlin, and the fact is this was just really how it is. I’ve never written a page more carefully than that third page, because this cannot be exploitative, this cannot be titillating. In

From our upcoming feature interview with Kieron Gillen:

This is World War II, and there were over one million rapes in central Berlin, and the fact is this was just really how it is. I’ve never written a page more carefully than that third page, because this cannot be exploitative, this cannot be titillating. In fact, this cannot even be close. So you would be aware that this is happening, but I’m not going to show it to you. And that was just really ugly. But even in Über there are three major female characters who are leads [b]ut it’s really tricky. I wouldn’t suggest it to the majority of my fans unless they really wanted to dig into that side of it, which is probably my own problem.

 

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