LIVE – How Batman ’89 Validated Us As Comic Fans

In this episode we discuss a couple of times comic books branched off into mainstream pop-culture and how those times validated us as comic book fans. One of us even shares a time when we had a personal validation in our family.

Sorry to be brief. Hope you enjoy it!

3 thoughts on “LIVE – How Batman ’89 Validated Us As Comic Fans

  1. They just had this same conversation about literacy in the Letter’s Page of a recent issue of ‘Squirrel Girl’! Ryan North, the author, made the same point that comics are a great way to learn to read because they have pictures to help give you context for unfamiliar words. I know I credit my love of comics with a lot of my love of reading. I also remember using a dictionary often. If Spidey said something I didn’t know, I had to figure out what it meant! This is one of the main reasons it makes me so sad to go into grocery stores and gas stations and see they don’t have those spinning racks of comics anymore :/. They were a great way to get new readers hooked on comics (my first Spider-Man comic came from a Loblaw’s!) but they were also a great way to get kids reading.

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    1. It is sad that comics aren’t in every mom and pop store like they used to be BUT comics as a medium has seeped into almost every facet of our lives (normal people and dorks alike). Kids books now are a nice mixture of comic and novel. Granted it’s not the characters we love but it’s enough to get kids to read.

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      1. That is true. The idea of illustrations are a larger part of “kid lit” than just the usual story books. I’m sure you’re right. I’m sure that does help. It’s interesting to see that transition too, how that “comic feel” has become a more regular part of other types of literature.

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