The truth is that the most beloved and the most formative books of my childhood were comic books, specifically Marvel Comics. […] These combinations of art and writing presented to me the complexities of character and the pure joy of imagining adventure. They taught me about writing dialect and how a monster can also be a hero. They lauded science and fostered the understanding that the world was more complex than any one mind, or indeed the history of all human minds, could comprehend.

Walter Mosley
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