Comic books have been with us since the late 1800’s. We all know about DC Comics and Marvel but before them there were a number of comic books that related to actual human beings. Sgt. Rock was among my favorites but I really loved Classics Illustrated which were short versions of stories handed down over the years. I learned to love history through them, stories that made me want to learn more and know more.
How to celebrate – Look for old comics, some are really rare. Make a list of your favorite comic books. Work on making your own comic books. (It helps to know how to draw)
When I was younger I loved my comic books. Of course back then they were a little different than they are now. Okay, they were a lot different. We had Superman and Batman but they weren’t as popular as Classics Illustrated which were comic books but were historical in nature. They dealt with real people doing real things. I am not sure when all our kid’s heroes started becoming something they could never be or achieve, but they have. While comic books are still fun they are no longer educational and in some cases maintain adult content. So maybe comic books aren’t as big with kids anymore, maybe they are still being sold to us relics that never totally grew up.
How to celebrate – Read a comic book. See if you can find any of the old comic books. Start a comic book collection (it will be costly). Make your own comic book.