Thursday, January 5, 2006

"I am 31 years old and I am slightly ashamed to admit that I dig comic books."

My nephew-in-law Dusty Leggs reconciles the seeming conflict of silliness and seriousness between his love for comic books and a respect for historical figures.

I don't really read comic books or graphic novels these days, but in my youth I was a big fan of Archie. Some of the Archie comics I read were published by Spire Christian Comics - in these comics, Archie and most of his friends are Christians. I believe I still have some of the comics at my parents' home - I haven't looked at them in years, but I know for sure that I have this and this.

UPDATE: I want to qualify the first sentence by saying I believe that (1) graphic novels can touch upon serious issues and (2) some historical figures were downright silly, or at least they dressed that way.


  1. Didn't I get all of those comics, I distinctly remember having a lot of Archie comics around. Maybe they weren't yours but it's possible.

  2. I feel famous .. I made the goodbrownie blog!

  3. Adam: I don't think any of my comics were passed down to you, but I could be wrong. The last I knew, there were in a bag in the spare bedroom closet at Mom's house. I'll have to check next time I'm there.

    Dusty: What can I say, I liked your post. And, if you think you're famous because I linked to you, then you seriously need to check out my site meter stats.