I didn't even know they had this. It seems, in order to promote comic books to the next generation, they give them away at every comic book store. I
don't know how many they allow per person or family but, I might have to check this out.
Comic Books: the Good, the Bad, and the #*&%^*@
It's a little nutty that so many parents in the video felt the need to make a special effort to pass on their love of comic books to the next
generation. I mean, I like cookies, too, and I would be sad if my kids went through their childhoods without ever enjoying cookies; but I don't
recall that they needed any particular urging to discover and pursue this form of culinary expression. They introduced themselves to cookies just
Anyway, it's relatively new for parents to even tolerate their kids' comic book tastes, much less encourage it. Comic books have been making adults
nervous from the get-go -- and not without cause. (Note: I'm going to conflate comic books and graphic novels here, because I'm not convinced
there's any difference besides length.)
You used to hear, more often than you do today, that comic books are bad because they make kids stupid and lazy -- that it's a sin and a shame for
kids to sit around reading comic books when they could be playing baseball, helping their mothers, or reading actual literature. Nowadays, you're
more likely to hear parents grateful that their kids are reading at all, rather than spending the day hunched in front of the Xbox.
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