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Comics were a huge part of my childhood because they introduced me to the amazing world of reading. When I was a kid, my best buddies and I, with our weekly allowances of 50¢ jingling in our pockets, would make the mile-long walk to the one grocery store in town every Tuesday. That’s when the new comics were stacked on the grocery store’s spinner rack. Those comic books waited for us like personal invitations to worlds of heroes, adventures, and wonder.

Though I’ve moved on to more substantial literature, I never outgrew comics. My passion has recently been re-“Kindled” since I’ve found digital comics on my e-reader.

graphic novel reviews Phil and Kaja Foglio Girl Genius omnibus 1. Agatha AwakensSo, tomorrow I’m launching a new occasional column called Fanboy Friday where we’ll review comics and graphic novels. To get everyone in the mood, FanLit wants to know:

Do you read comic books and graphic novels?
If so, what do you like about them? If not, why not?

One random commenter will win a copy of the newly-released hardback graphic novel omnibus GIRL GENIUS: Agatha Awakens which Kat loved and Bill didn’t (proving my point that not everyone likes this format!). I look forward to reading your responses!


  • Greg Hersom

    GREG HERSOM’S addiction began with his first Superboy comic at age four. He moved on to the hard-stuff in his early teens after acquiring all of Burroughs’s Tarzan books and the controversial L. Sprague de Camp & Carter edited Conan series. His favorite all time author is Robert E. Howard. Greg also admits that he’s a sucker for a well-illustrated cover — the likes of a Frazetta or a Royo. Greg live with his wife, son, and daughter in a small house owned by a dog and two cats in a Charlotte, NC suburb. He's been with FanLit since the beginning in 2007.

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