I’ve got a very full day in front of me. None of it will be spent sitting at my desk. I’m headed to the big city of Little Rock. Okay, so it’s only considered “big” around here. 🙄 I will be checking in, I hope, on my phone. Depends on how long the appointment there takes, and then how long we spend at the comic book store.
Yes, at my age, I’ve developed a love for certain comic books. I love the colorful artwork, the concise language, the big “Save the World” plots. And it’s cliché, but Thor has become my obsession. If you watch The Big Bang Theory, I laughed my ass off when the women got into a huge discussion over Thor’s hammer. I could so relate.
But you guys want to know who won the lapis and silver ankh earrings. And I do have a winner…
The winner, chosen by random number generator, is…Toni Whitmire! Toni, congrats! And please email me with your snail mail address so that I can get a package into the mail. For the rest of y’all, don’t forget I have a contest running through the end of the month for an Amazon gift certificate. The details can be found on my Contest page.
Another quick note. Thanks to everyone who bought Crescent Moon or who plans to buy it. If you have finished reading it, I’d greatly appreciate reviews. Other readers do take a look at reviews before they decide to part with their hard-earned cash. Let them know what you thought about the story!
Now, onto today’s important question…
What do you think about comic books? Do you think they are complete junk reading? Bad for kids and adults? If you enjoy them, what characters do you love the most?
I think almost anything that encourages kids and people to read is ok. Comics books may also inspire budding artists and story tellers. I’m a retired teacher. I hate all the emphasis placed on SAT scores. I mean, in the long run, what does a super high SAT score REALLY do for you? Ok, you get into college. Later in life? Not much. I taught an ‘on level’ 8th grade English class many years ago where the reading levels were from 2nd grade to 11th grade. The majority fell in the 2nd to 5th grade level. These kids faced and still face obstacles because of this. For me, teaching these kids to read and to function and survive in society after high school are a Hell of lot more important than a big fat SAT score.
I’ve never been into Comic books however, I buy them for my son. He is in to Superman and Spiderman mostly.
I’m not into them but my brother is and I think he would love it if my two boys were as well, but so far they like video games and Rick Riordan books more!
I’ve looked at them as a more grown up version of a picture book. And anything that gets people reading is a good thing to me.
My opinion is you should read whatever you like to read as long as you read something. If comic books get a kid to read, go for it. I do think most adult should probably upgrade to graphic novels which have more content. I have read a couple graphic novels based on series I already read. One was a Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher and another was something by Patricia Briggs. I vastly prefer regular novels though.
Comic Books so have a place in the world. I helped my son gain confidence in his reading ability by letting him read comic books. His teachers were trying to tell me he could not read. I proved them wrong. He just didn’t want to read what they chose for him. He loved comic books. And not just the bright flashy pictures. He found the stories engaging. We discussed each one.
Consequently, I don’t see anything wrong with comic books, for either kids or adults. I do recommend the parent be aware, as with all things, but they are as fun a tool as Dr Sues. I miss the days of reading with my son.
You are all smart ladies! Watching the 9-year-old walk through the stacks and find just the comics she loves (My Little Pony) is something to smile about. Her nose was stuck inside the stories on the long drive home. For myself, I bought the first three in a new Conan series. What fun! Big burly barbarians—yum!
I bought my grown up son some graphic novels, aka Batman comics, for Christmas. I know I will be reading them too.