Bushre1Zane BushreEnglish 112Stephanie Wilhelm12 April 2018When you are a socially awkward and reclusive child, like I was, you gravitate to a moreniche and unpopular forms of entertainment. Trading cards, video games, and Dungeons andDragons, all were part of your entertainment repertoire. But of all the niche forms ofentertainment, none have stood the test of time more than the classic comic book. Colorful pages,crazy characters in spandex, and non-stop action packed stories that your average elementaryschool novels just weren’t providing. Comic books were an introduction to a whole new world ofcreative possibilities, a world that myself and many others took advantage of.As you mature, the love for comic books and graphic novels grows even more. It allowsyou to find more people who shared the same love for cheesy and over-the-top stories, and eachof those people had a different story that they wanted to share with me and many others. Someenjoyed the simple superhero stories of the daily lives of caped crusaders, others enjoyedcomplex noir stories that had grungy, sketchy art that kept the reader guessing, or there wereeven the kids who hunted the local libraries for the action packed comics from Japan calledmanga that you had to read backwards for some reason. No matter what you enjoyed, you built abond with the comics you read and more importantly the people you shared them with. Thesecolorful books full of explosions and action held a special place in your heart.Fast forward a few years when you are a young adult approaching the end of high school.The world of entertainment is much different than the one you knew as a child. Tastes havechanged and what was once niche is now part of the mainstream americana. The comic books
Bushre2you once kept to yourself are now being made into feature films. Now anyone can experience thestories and worlds you once were picked on for loving so dearly. Excitement builds as you nowhave an opportunity to relive the magical feeling you felt in your adolescence.