I was in Borders today and I was perusing their Graphic Novels section when it dawned on me that they’ve actually taken the time to give them their own discrete location in the store. They are no longer the graphic lackies for Sci Fi or Horror or Fantasy. That’s a good sign, in my eyes. Comics (or ‘graphic novels’ if you’re still to in-the-closet about it, or don’t read the single issues) certainly deserve the respect of any other type of book, and it’s right and good that a larger bookseller like Borders recognizes this… or perhaps that they recognize that many people of many ages read comics and will buy them (they are a corporation, after all).
I tip my hat to you Borders, and to you Comics. May your children be fecund and your harvests overflow their silos.