Because of our puritan heritage, we [the british] often think comics are just for children and we should grow out of them, or balloons aren’t real reading.
Specific, closed cultures like that surrounding comic books have allowed voices to be heard that might not have been audible in a world in which all cultural texts speak the same common language.
Despite the fact that readers might enjoy immersing in a 300 page work â€” and a marketplace seems to exist for expensive comics with a spine â€” how many comic stories really need to be 300 pages long?
It is time the amazing cultural phenomenon of the growth of the comics is subjected to dispassionate scrutiny.
Comparing it to other mediums, comics combine my favorite aspect of film – visual storytelling – with the intimacy and personal vision of a novel.