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Updated on December 16, 2014

Reading Matter that Means a Lot

Who has not indulged in the great artistic expression and excitement of comics? From a very young age my family introduced me to the laughs and thrills of characters like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Pluto and a myriad of other Disney characters which were all the rage among kids.

How many hours of confinement in sick beds have been spent in the wonderful make-believe world of fanciful little people like dwarfs and ants dressed up in boxing gloves and boots and taking on the world as though they are prized fighters? Never boring, never hard to read the images made it much easier to follow the story as the young mind took in all the aspects of the oversize mites and wondered at the intriguing situations they found themselves in.

As soon as the illness had run its course off we would go out in the wild blue yonder to live the dreams of the authors of those magical mighty stories. That's what comic books represent to children of all ages. Unfortunately now video games and computers are taking away the fun of reading but perhaps this lens will help restore it.

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Dressing up as a siper hero
Dressing up as a siper hero

Inspired by Comics

Some of the reading was a bit tricky but the movement and pace of the story drags you along so that you are not aware that certain words are difficult. But, on the other hand, comic authors tend to stick to words that suit the age limit of the reader. Some comics like the Phantom were just too exciting to put down and Superman had a new job to do just about every week.

Tom and Jerry soon made it to the screen as one of the favorite cartoons to be shown at the time, Micky Mouse, Donald Duck, The Road hog and so many others just made us laugh and laugh. How they would stand in mid air until they realised they were without any solid support and then plummet speedily to earth was always good for a laugh. The bashing and wars that creatures like Bugs Bunny would have with a fox or some other foe was the best. But Tom and Jerry with the little mouse always able to escape the clutches of the big cat and turn the tables on him was sheer joy.

While reminiscing these early reading 'funnies', as they were affectionately called, the memories of other things also come back. There were books that I graduated to when comics suddenly took a dive out of favor and my growing up mind developed a yen for stories more suitable to my intellect and age. Oh well, it could not last forever.

This Company is having special deals with up to 50% off for all the month of September. This back to school SALE items includes toys and much more. It is the best store to buy comics with thousands of titles and back issues of most of the popular releases of yesteryear.

How Important were/are Comics to You? - Probably not too many escaped the addiction

Great reading matter for young minds.

Do you think comics are a good resource to help children read better?

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    • PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      I know that I was a reader of comics. And by me reading them with my kids it helped inspire them to also read.

    • VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Absolutely.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      fuck

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      f

    • Arquinn 6 years ago

      yes! especially that it contain pictures :)

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes they are. My husband often tells people that comics were what made him a lifelong reader today.

    • Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

      Absolutely, two very British comics, The Beano and The Dandy first gave me my love of reading.

    • ssuthep 6 years ago

      yes definitely!

    • TriviaChamp 6 years ago

      Absolutely.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Well at one time I use to read them. Later I build a collection of them for someone's library. So I would say about a five our of ten.

    • FlynntheCat1 6 years ago

      Of course they are!

    • SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Yes, but ... They can be very motivating, but the spelling and forms of expression should be sufficiently accurate for children recorded no errors in their minds. Anyway, it is always best to read and make it happy.

    • Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Anything that get kids to read is good (comics, a cereal box, signs, and of course, books).

    • RebeccaE 6 years ago

      If it's done well, then yes this is a good learning experience, since it is picture and words.

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      A Super Cartoon

      Characters from the cartoon
      Characters from the cartoon

      An Examination of a Cartoon

      The funnies in motion

      Children of just about any age will laugh their heads off at the antics of the characters in that cartoon. It brings to life the simple things like what happens when?

      The over exaggerated meanness of the Sheriff, the larger than life banging on the door and walls, the gas that puts no one to sleep but sets off a mighty impact to allow them all to escape and a piano with a mind and rebelliousness that frustrates Goofy. You have to love it.

      Parents don't have to read anything in this film in order for the children to understand it. If, on the other hand, they are not aware of what gas is they soon learn by its effect when the Sheriff lights a match. The stress of fear and horror at the thought of eviction is a play on reality that many children may be aware of in real life. That makes it all the funnier.

      What's Your Opinion of Cartoons? - Are they good or bad for children?

      My lens on Cartoons are Junk Brain Food was a Monkey Brain to make people think about the effect on young minds of such entertainment. The responses were revealing. many parents have no problems with cartoons or comics as a media for their young offspring.

      Do you think cartoons are harmful for kids?

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        • Arquinn 6 years ago

          My actual answer is it depends, there are cartoons that aren't appropriate for children

        • RebeccaE 6 years ago

          Depending upon the age of a child caroons can be great age approriate is good.

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          • PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

            It depends on the cartoons. How they are presented to the kids. And how the parents inter prate them.

          • VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

            No, they are infact a great way for children to begin to learn. Not all cartoons but most of them.

          • Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

            No, cartoons provide much needed escapism for children. So long as the amount of viewing is carefully controlled and you're screening the viewing for age appropriateness, there's no harm.

          • anonymous 6 years ago

            NO! If the comics are age appropriate. Most comics are made today for teenage boys or young men. It is very difficult to find comics for kids nowadays.

          Superman - Then it Became a Movie - The Trailer

          Thrilling as always. The music, explosion, mystery and intrigue surrounding the little boy sent out into the cosmos to land on earth to become a force to save mankind. This invokes passion and a feeling that nothing is impossible into the mind of the young observer. Soon kids were wearing capes and trying to fly off sheds and low walls in imitation of their super hero. What's wrong with that?

          Did you ever don a cape and pretend you could fly? - How many super heros were you in love with?

          What child doesn't have a super hero or two that they go to bed dreaming of? What passion fills the mind with dreams of what can happen tomorrow or of what they will talk about to peers at school. Or what will they write about in their first essay? It's all magic and it's all in the world of the young.

          Did you ever pretend to be superman or some other super hero

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            • Arquinn 6 years ago

              Yes of course!!!

              I create my own heroes and portray to be them

            • Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

              Yep, Batman and Robin mostly, but I think I've been every caped hero at some time or other.

            • ssuthep 6 years ago

              yes - always as Superman - when I was much younger ofcourse!

            • FlynntheCat1 6 years ago

              Yeah - mostly Robin hood though!

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              • PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

                No I tended to be Dr. McCoy from Star Trek.

              • TriviaChamp 6 years ago

                My favorite superhero was Spiderman.

              • anonymous 6 years ago

                No never did. I do remember when the Batman show came out they use to tell kids that they shouldn't dawn capes and jump off building. I actually don't remember Batman jumping off a building, but some kids did.

              The company Things From Another World is dedicated to comics and books Their website reveals that "After incorporating in 1979, Mike Richardson opened the first Things From Another World store--just 400 square feet--in Bend, Oregon on January 1, 1980. We . . (had) a dream: to sell a wide range of comics and offer excellent customer service to our customers. We . . (had) another name, Pegasus Books, but . . . Things From Another World was more our style in the '90s "

              For the month of September they are offering fantastic back to school specials and bargains in all departments. It may be your chance to introduce a child you know to the glorious pastime of reading

              Who does not love Indiana Jones? Even talked about in Archaeology courses at university this is one of the modern heros. Exciting, funny, edge of seat stuff to keep you reading for hours until the mystery is solved and he is on his way to more unbelievable adventures.

              Aside from comics and books this company also offers gifts, movies, statues, posters and a heap of other goodies. No matter the age there is something here to please a friend, a relative, a child or anyone else.

              Some of the products available:-

              Betty Page, toys, T-shirts, collectables

              Predator: Comics, collectibles and DVD's

              Kellogg's mascot cereal figures - are you missing some?

              Top Marvel comics and graphic novels

              All the Conan comics, collectibles, graphics, novels, toys, and so much more

              And then there is STAR WARS


              Star Wars Collectibles - Just a sample of modern toys

              It used to be toy soldiers but now kids love the movies and the images from some of the best. Star Wars is certainly ageless when it comes to children and adults alike. Enjoy this remarkable video

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              DC Comics Boys Action Trio Superhero Costume Set
              DC Comics Boys Action Trio Superhero Costume Set

              Kids love to dress up in their favorite comic character's costume, Great present idea a well.

               
              RoomMates RMK1154SCS Marvel Heroes Peel & Stick Wall Decals
              RoomMates RMK1154SCS Marvel Heroes Peel & Stick Wall Decals

              Walls should be warm and inviting with the child;s favorite comic hero images.

               
              Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
              Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

              Drawing comics is a great education for kids of all ages, Get them involved and develop their skills.

               
              Secret Wishes Womens DC Comics Wonder Woman Corset Costume, Red/White/Blue, Small
              Secret Wishes Womens DC Comics Wonder Woman Corset Costume, Red/White/Blue, Small

              Wonder woman's outfit is just what a little girl dreams about. Why not make her day with this lovely costume?

               

              Wonder Woman

              She had to be here somwhere

              A super hero to ward off the male prejudices that say women cannot be as good as men. Well this one proves they are and her mighty adventures are just as gripping, exciting and edge of the seat stuff as any male super hero. She has to be favorite among the girls at least

              Costumes and Party Faves

              Every child loves dressing up

              Company has Birthday Party Supplies for your themed birthday party. The variety includes. Disney's Cars and Strawberry Shortcake birthday party supplies to Backyardigans and Superman birthday party supplies. You need to check our the kind of birthday party theme you might be looking for and then visit this store,

              If your child's reading skills are not up to scratch or if you want to teach her/him to read before starting school this is one of the best programs to do it with. Children of any age are catered for here.

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                  norma-holt 4 years ago

                  @VspaBotanicals: Thanks for the visit and comment.

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                  VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

                  I wanted to be wonderwoman so bad as a kid. And then I wanted to be catwoman. Excellent lens!

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                  norma-holt 5 years ago

                  @anonymous: They were and still are a treasure for kids. I can still remember my uncle giving me my first comic when I was very young. Thanks for the blessing. Hugs

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                  anonymous 5 years ago

                  I loved comic books as a kid, it was fun reading them while learning how to. :)

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                  jvsper63 6 years ago

                  I love comic books.. They remind me of a time when I was younger. Thank you for featuring my lens on your page;)

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                  Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

                  Thanks for adding a link to Dragonsdale.

                  Love this lens. My son learned to read from Tin Tin. A delightful comic written by Herge.

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                  anonymous 6 years ago

                  Grew up reading comics along with books. The thing about the comics wasn't so much about the storyline (although I enjoyed it) but the illustrations. I think comics brought my attention to art.

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                  anonymous 6 years ago

                  Comics use to be primarily that, funnies. There was the occasional historical comic or one that was based on literature. Today the violence is just plain ridiculous. Evil character, and outrageous story lines. Can't say I am a fan.

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                  elizajane202 lm 6 years ago

                  I use to LOVE reading the Archie Comic books. Did you know they actually made a movie from the books?

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                  Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

                  I used to love the Sugar and Spike comics back in the 1960 or 70s. I still have them stashed away in a box somewhere.

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                  RebeccaE 6 years ago

                  a great lens, and I agree that everything, age appropriate will help a child understand a lot of things "words" can not.