Everyone has a stereotype they think of when they imagine the average comic book reader. While there’s nothing wrong with being a self-described ‘geek,’ there is something wrong with assuming that all comic book readers look, act and think similarly. In all actuality, more people should be reading comics so that they can learn that they aren’t what society thinks they are. At Rage Maker there are tons of comics and memes that you can even insert in texts or on social media. Next up are five reasons that show why comics are for everyone.
- They’re Really Just Books with Pictures
On average, comic books are 28 pages long and they generally come out every 30 days. Some comics are in full color, others are printed in black and white. Japanese styled comics come with fewer panels per page while American styled comic booked are usually packed with anywhere from 9 to 12 panels on every page. What is exactly the same about all comics is that they’re essentially short books with illustration. You can probably look at a comic book without reading any of the words, but then you would miss the action and be confused about what’s going on.
- Comics Aren’t Only for Children
Comics are definitely not just for kids. In fact, there are various comics that are absolutely only for people over the age of 18. From story content and imagery to suggestive language, comics can be every bit as gory as a horror movie. Then again, don’t think that comic books can’t be intelligent too. There’s science fiction, historical, and even dystopian themed comics that are more appealing to grownups than kids, too.
- Reading Comics is Fun
If you like reading novels then switching over to comics won’t be hard. Instead of just looking at the words on a page you get various images and visual aids to look at and study. Some panels will include paragraphs full of dialogue and others could contain no words at all. You have to sometimes read comics multiple times before ‘getting’ the message, which actually will make the process more fun.
- You’ll Learn in a New Way
People who don’t start reading comics until they are adults have to turn to their friends to understand how to analyze them. Sometimes plots are resolved with an image instead of words. Other times readers are just supposed to take context clues and figure out what happened to the villain on their own. In other words, you’ll need to keep on your thinking cap while reading comics as the answers to your questions are more complex than you think.
- Meet Other Comic Book Fans
Pull out a comic at the train station and other people will look to see what you have in your hands. At least some are going to be comic readers, too. By being open about the fact that you read comics, people around you are going to open up. Before you know it, you’ll have even more comics to read.
Comics are simply an alternative form of entertainment. In addition to them being unique, they’re also pretty inexpensive. Why watch a movie when you can read a comic book and then view the movie adaptation afterward?