Is the original really “comics” or is it more like a manuscript page, and not comics until its reproduced? But these discussions are fairly abstract and academic. Almost no one would argue that one can’t sit down and read a stack of original comics pages and pretty much get what the artist intends. But the “sit down and read part” is essential. Comics are a narrative medium, akin to prose, film, and video, not to painting and illustration. Comics are made to be read.