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    The Impotrance of Comic Books

    If you hadn't noticed my avatar, I like comic books, and I believe that the "super hero" premise is like the science fiction movement of the '50s and '60s. It is a new medium for very philosophical work to be done in. Take for example "The Watchmen". This comic book explores dark, philosophical themes and leaves you wondering in the end "Do the ends justify the means?". These books make us question our beliefs about right and wrong. So, do you think comic books can be important philosophical writings or are just disposable kiddie fare?

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    Re: The Impotrance of Comic Books

    Aren't they called "graphic novels" these days? LOL. Yes, I love comic books because I am a lover of the visual arts as well as science fiction and a thought-provoking story. I haven't gotten into The Watchmen yet, but I hear it's pretty killer. Comic books can be more then "kiddie fare", in fact some of the best ones are not for kids, in my opinion. My 7-year-old loves Star Wars, but we will only read the tamer issues. And yes, since comic books involve literature they definitely can explore important philosophical ideas. I don't think that just because they contain pictures that makes the substance of the story any less valid than regular books.

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    Re: The Impotrance of Comic Books

    I myself have never read any Star Wars comics, but I do love the series. Say, I know this is no discussion forum, but have you perchance read the series "Ex Machina"? It is a superb series that brings up good and evil in heroes and politics, if you are into comics, definitely check this one out, but, eh, don't let the kids see it...............

 

 

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