BC Mag #2: Hey Parents, Comics!

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by James Kuhoric

American comic books have always had the stigma of being aimed at kids. It’s been that way in public perception since the beginning, regardless of the darker and increasingly mature trending titles that have moved to the forefront in the past thirty years. More and more, the late 20th and early 21st centuries were proving comics really weren’t for kids at all. When traditionally younger skewing characters like Spider-Man and Batman have books that deal with topics which are reserved for cable programs, you have to acquiesce even these stalwarts have in general moved away from younger readers.

But the past few years have brought in new players to the all-ages market and with them has come a wave of comics that are not only kid-friendly but are designed to be enjoyable for a wide range of readers. Titles like Adventure Time, Peanuts, My Little Pony, Spongebob, and Strawberry Shortcake have widened the opportunities for new generations of readers to come in and enjoy books that are not written down to them, but instead are clever and wry on multiple levels. Their recognizably is a strength that opens the door for parents to pass the item on to their children and bridges the age gap to develop multi-generational comic book reading families. This is something we’ve desperately needed in comics for a long time.

You can find the full article in Bleeding Cool Magazine #2 at a comics retailer near you.  Here is the Bleeding Cool Directory of retailers who have shown special support to the magazine and this website. Are you a retailer who would like to be included? Contact us.

DC

Joshua Williamson Signs Exclusive Deal With DC, Announces Vertigo Series Frostbite

E0101_Still017

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures To Debut In June

ccihdr_r1_c1

20th Century Fox Said To Be Phasing Out Hall H Plans At Comic-Con; Disney Considering Dropping Out As Well

Pecinct05CovADavila

Frank Barbiere’s Commentary On The Final Issue Of The Precinct

KUBO1_Kubo

Third Trailer and Character Posters For Kubo And The Two Strings

John Le Carre Talks About The Villain Of The Night Manager

Sons Of Balaur – The Gorillaz Of Metal

stallone

Sylvester Stallone To Come To Television In Omerta

Darhk Prepares For Genesis In A Preview Of Next Week’s Arrow

Orbital Comics Displays Dani Strips Original Free Comic Book Day Original Art For 2000AD