comics aren't just for kids
Comics turned into movies:
The Incredible Hulk
The Fantastic Four
the old Batman movies
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Men in Black
League of Extrodinary Gentlemen
Graphic Novels turned Movies:
A History of Violence
V for Vendetta
Road to Perdition
I beg pardon if I put anything in the wrong category.
What could the reason be that comic books/graphic novels are so popular these days?
Could it be that in this unsteady economy/falling housing market country we live in these days, we need a fantasy way out? Or do we really envy the heroes in their abilities to overthrow corruption since we can't seem to do it in our own lives? Or, do we really envy the antagonist, the villains because they get what they want...at least for a time...?
Are there bad side effects? Could it be as some researchers (Kirsch, S. "Violent Comic Books Influence Relational Aggression, Aug. 2000) suggest; that violent comics may attribute to a more negative or violent response to certain situations?
Or is that just as assanine as saying that Harry Potter introduces children to witchcraft?
Thoughts? I just thought it all made for some interesting ramblings this afternoon. I am not much of a fan of either comics or graphic novels, though I suppose I can see the value in them. I used to read Archie comics when I was 10. I read Art Speigelman's Maus and was blown away--that graphic novel is what made me realize how important they can be. I can't imagine that story told any other way. Anyway, rambling...thoughts anyone?