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Suggested by Vega:

Last Saturday (May 2nd) is Free Comic Book Day! In celebration of comics and graphic novels, some suggestions:

– Do you read graphic novels/comics? Why do/don’t you enjoy them?
– How would you describe the difference between “graphic novel” and “comic”? Is there a difference at all?
– Say you have a friend who’s never encountered graphic novels. Recommend some titles you consider landmark/”canonical”.

Donโ€™t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the commentsโ€”or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


65 responses

  1. Early this morning! Hope you are all having a good week! Here’s mine:

  2. Happy BTT – Thursday Everyone ( Deb!) Hope you have a good day!

    Here Mine!

  3. Here’s mine – I’m looking forward to finding out what people recommend reading!

  4. Happy BTT everyone. As much as I am a big reader of comics, my answer isn’t much. Happy reading!

  5. Hi guys!! Long-time, no post for me. But I couldn’t pass up this question! Visit me at to see my answer!

  6. Here’s mine:

    Hope no one minds a short digression!

  7. thekoolaidmom

    I quite enjoyed this week’s BTT ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always been a bit prejudiced about graphic novels. Here’s mine:

    Do You Hafta Be So Graphic?

  8. My post is up. I look forward to reading all of yours. Happy BTT everyone!

  9. Mine is here:

    I’ve only read one (1) graphic novel so far, but I enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  11. All of my graphic novel reading has come at the request of my ex-boyfriend! And one really stood out from all the rest.

  12. Interesting question, here’s my answer.

  13. the only comics I’ve ever read on a regular basis was “Archie” with veronica, betty, jughead etc. That was over 30 years ago when I was in high school ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Gee, I missed Free Comic Book Day! Darn. Anyway, my answer is here:

  15. No answer from me on the blog today — I know next to nothing about graphic novels. I haven’t read comic books in ages.

  16. love comic books, but got to admit not sure what the difference is between comic books and graphic novels—more text in the novels??

  17. I don’t read this genre. Happy BTT. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I posted this hours ago and forgot to leave a link for some reason?!? Spring has addled my brain…

  19. Graphic novels are great for escaping when you’re stuck at home with mom and dad.

    So tell us your story

    We’d love to hear how you use graphic novels/comics to distract yourself from being at home!

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  21. very late, but here’s mine.

  22. Static8, 14 may: Graphic Novels
    I’ve read a couple, but not a lot of interest.

  23. i like reading comics….

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