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Monday, July 20, 2009

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I saw a thing the other day that said that Harry Potter had outgrossed Spiderman. Don't you think it's a bit odd, that adults are lining up to watch movies about magical creatures?

Of course, there can't be anything wrong with it, personal taste and all that. But the culture has changed.

I can remember reading a comic of some kind as a kid—“Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos” or something—and being startled to discover that some of the people writing in to the editor were apparently adults, stationed at Parris Island or wherever. I found it impossible to imagine my parents, for example, being able to read a comic book, let alone comment on one. The whole world of comics was completely closed to them. In a way, I took it to be one of the odd and sad things about being an adult. One of the less-appealing things about growing up. I guess lots of other people agreed.



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