Comic Books Are Good For Kids

According to a University of Illinois professor interviewed by The Telegraph, Comic books are good for children’s learning.

Although they’ve long embraced picture books as appropriate children’s literature, many adults – even teachers and librarians who willingly add comics to their collections – are too quick to dismiss the suitability of comics as texts for young readers.

Any book can be good and any book can be bad, to some extent. It’s up to the reader’s personality and intellect. As a whole, comics are just another medium, another genre.

Interesting stuff. I know that I read a lot of comics as a kid, and I don’t think I turned out all that stupid. Maybe a little dumb, but not altogether idiotic.