I used to think that reading comics was pointless, that they were nothing more than some juvenile nonsense. However, I started thinking about how good I feel after finishing a good comic book and began reading some comics again.
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Just recently, I saw two of my young people, both gifted students, as well as talented musicians, talking about how much they enjoy reading comics and listening to music through their iPods. These days, I read comics at work and hear music from my iPod, as well.
I think there are two things that make this possible. The first is the number of good things that comics and music do for us. We can be immersed in reading a good comic or listen to an audiobook, and we can take it all in.
It’s easy to forget why we like good stories. I remember hearing a story when I was a kid about an orphan girl who lived in a cardboard box. Her uncle was her guardian, but it seemed that he could not protect her from the evil that lurked around her every day. So one day, she decided to find something to protect herself with and threw a rock through the cardboard box, which caught the eye of the evil.
Reading comic books like Watchmen is a way for us to understand the world and our place in it. It’s difficult to comprehend things as a child or teen because we’re still too young to know what is right and wrong. In the world of Watchmen, Dr. Manhattan explains how he created the world, and he makes it clear, “It is right to judge and unjust to execute innocent creatures.
I mean, the same thing is true for evil. If we don’t learn from Watchmen, we won’t understand ourselves and our world.
My youngest son, now a teenager, enjoyed reading comics while watching his favorite superheroes in the comics section of the local store. It gave him an appreciation for the world, and this is something that I think all children need. Good things do good things for us. Learning is what makes us better people.
I would go further to say that the things that we enjoy most are also the things that we need most. What if we only read one comic book a month? Would we be able to cope?
In that case, maybe we should look for comics in weekly magazines, instead of getting the comic book every week. As long as we read a comic every month, we’ll be well taken care of. My little boy has been learning a comic book every month for a few years now, and they are really good stories.
Of course, it’s not just reading comics that gives us good things. The exposure to their readers is also very important.
When I was a good reader, I always enjoyed a nice Saturday morning when I could sit down with my mom and watch a couple of cartoons. Therefore, if they wanted to see Watchmen or any other movie, it was up to them.
But I know that they will enjoy Watchmen, and other great comics, just as much as I did. Good things happen in reading comics.