Bam! Zowie! Kerplowie! Boing. Krash! Sprong … September 25th is National Comic Book Day …
… an annual holiday dedicated to the millions of comic book lovers across America.
Having just stepped into this comics/cartoon world a few short months ago, this is really my first celebration of National Comic Book Day. The cool thing about comics is that there’s pretty much something for everyone, from traditional superheroes to alternative/esoteric, sci-fi, fantasy, action/adventure, horror, humor, children’s, romance, and adult. In my opinion, one of the best things about them is the colorful images that immediately draw you in.
I learned to read earlier than I probably otherwise would have because of the Sunday comics. I loved all the different stories and styles of drawing, but was frustrated because I wanted to understand the accompanying words without my dad having to read them to me. I insisted that he teach me so I could do it on my own. Comics are a great way to introduce kids of all ages to reading!
According to Jace Shoemaker-Galloway at Examiner.com:
While the origins of this national holiday are unknown, comic books provide an imaginary journey with amazing characters. Whether you love vile villains, out-of-this world aliens, incredible creatures or crusaders in spandex, comic books are just plain fun and have been around for decades. It is believed Superman was the first superhero to enter the comic book scene back in 1938.
Whatever your interest in comic books, I wish you a wonderful National Comic Book Day!
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