Sure, I knew they could be a little bloody and violent when the superheroes took out the bad guys. So, when browsing my local comic book store, the title of a comic book made me double-take: Sex Criminals?! In just a second, my ideas of what comics book were—and more importantly, who they were for—dissipated. I skimmed through the first few pages of that comic. But beyond the well-known superheroes lies a treasure trove of comic books that tackle heavy, intense themes and topics.
Today August 28 is " Read Comics in Public Day ," named so back in to honor the birthday of legendary illustrator and superhero creator Jack Kirby. The mission: to get people pumped about comic books by taking them out into the real world and reading them in public spaces where everybody can see. But while many misguided people still consider comics a medium for thirteen year old boys, there are lots of comics for readers of all ages and tastes. Which means that many of them are more