Comic books are one of the few truly American
art forms. So it's strange that most American kids
go through a comic book phase, but as they get
older turn their back on the art form. I guess it's because
of the perception that comics are just for kids.
Sure, it's true that many comic books are geared
to kids. It's just as true that there are as many types
of comics available as there are interests. And
comics AREN'T just for kids.
If you liked the Spider-Man or X-Men movies,
then you should check out the Spider-Man or X-Men
comics. Same with Alien and Predator...
or even Alien vs Predator. If you're a fan of hardboiled
crime stories then check out Frank
Miller's Sin City and 100
Bullets. If horror movies are your thing then
take a chance on The Walking Dead or Steve
Niles' 30 Days of Night. You say you loved Gladiator
and Troy? Well, what'd you think of 300?
Trust me. There are comics out there that you'd
like. And here's a cool incentive to get you to take a
look. On July 3rd, comic book companies
across the US will have comic books available
for FREE. You read that right, FREE.
Now not every comic will be free and not every
comic book shop will participate. But I bet that
one near you will. This is the third year for FREE
COMIC BOOK DAY and publishers want people to
check out their titles, so some really cool books will
be available. Click HERE
and you can get the full details.
And then I'd love to hear what comics YOU'RE reading!