I Read Comics

A row of graphic novels' spines, cropped to show only the top.

Believe it or not, I love reading comics. If you look at Current Config’s comics section right now, there are four posts, one of which is about a comic-based movie. I write a lot more about movies here than anything else, which is funny, considering I read comics and play games more than I watch movies. I’ve decided this needs to change. Hopefully (I make a lot of plans on Current Config I can’t keep), from now on I’ll be posting about comics that I believe people interested in this art form should read, and some that everyone should read.

If you don’t have a local comic shop to support, I recommend you check out InStockTrades, which has a decent selection and gives steep discounts to individuals, rather than retailers.

So, rather than bore you with a long ramble about “teh gestalt of sequential art, blah, blah, blah…”, I’ll just say this: Comics have grown up, so you should too. Read comics.

3 replies on “I Read Comics”

  1. For me, comics and video games and television shows go in the same media pile: I know there are good ones out there, but it’s not the medium I choose when I want something enjoyable. Sort of like how most Americans don’t reach for poetry, and no one mocks them for being ignorant — even though we probably should.

    Sort of like going to the grocery store for something nourishing to eat. You might find Responsibilityuns in the snack-food aisle, but you’d be better off just going to the produce aisle. The odds are better there. That’s how I feel about a lot of media.

  2. I will look forward to reading more about your comics’ thoughts. You’ve successfully gotten me in to “Powers” and various classics (including “V for Vendetta” before all the posers got into it after the movie!). Not all were out of the park for me, but they definitely were enjoyable. So, ya know, keep it coming, or something like that.

    Hey, where’s the option to leave “kudos?” Wait, this isn’t MySpace? I feel so lost. I’m outta here!

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