Learning to Love Comic Books Narrative Essay by Nicky

Learning to Love Comic Books
Relates how the author at the age of four had a traumatic experience that resulted in his lifelong love and appreciation of comic books.
# 147999 | 995 words | 0 sources | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 20, 2011 in Education (Reading) , English (Narrative) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues)

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This paper fondly recalls that, when the author was only four years old, having torn off his toe nail and having to stay in bed for several days, his father kept him occupied by reading to him from a stack of 50 used comic books. Next, the author observes that, from the symbols on the comic book pages in the balloon captions, he was able to learn to read the comic books before ever beginning his formal schooling. The paper bemoans that some present day comic books are really only pornographic works, which prevent many parents from introducing their young children to the wonderful world of some of the better comics, especially Donald Duck and miserly Uncle Scrooge.

From the Paper:

"Although dubious at first, I untied the cord and looked at what he had brought me. There were Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge and Superman comics by the dozen, as well as numerous Little Lulu, Baby Huey, Dennis the Menace and L'il Dot. After quickly scanning the pictures and relishing the lavish artwork and coloring of Carl Barks in the Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics, I was hooked. "Read me, read me," I insisted to my parents and was treated to their rather poor renditions of duck and superhero voices, but it was all just great stuff. Indeed, I forgot all about my toe and relished every one of the comic books over the next several days."

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