5 Reasons to Start Reading Comic Books

For some people, the word “nerd” might bring to mind images of a skinny teenage boy with braces and Coke-bottle glasses. The nerd was once a specific brand of social outcast: one who never talked to girls, did well in science class, and read comic books religiously. Well, I have news for you: the nerd […]

WHY READING COMICS MAKES YOU SMARTER

THE OLD LIE Why can’t you read real books, with less weirdos in ’em?” asked abuela. Society at large has long frowned upon comics. During the 1950s, they were slandered as base entertainment for children and immature adults which would turn readers into hoodlums and degenerates or communists. And while that has all changed and comics have risen to become […]

How Vertigo Changed Comics Forever

Over the past few years, I’ve repeatedly tried to find a juicy story about the founding of Vertigo, the “mature readers” imprint of DC Entertainment. I always fail, and everyone involved should take that as a compliment. By all accounts, the process behind the scenes was dull (in a good way). As the 1990s dawned, DC […]