Effects of Reading Comic Books

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Effects of Reading Comic Books on the Young Reader OUTLINE TITLE: EFFECTS OF READING COMIC BOOKS ON YOUNG READERS INTRODUCTION I. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW A. Rise of the Comic Strip B. The Comic Book Superheroes C. The Philippine Comic Book Industry II. COMIC BOOK CHARACTERISTICS A. Unique Characteristics B. Parts of the Comic Book C. Comic Book Genres III. EFFECTS OF COMIC BOOKS A. Negative Effects of Reading Comic Books B. Positive Effects of Reading Comic Books CONCLUSION REFERENCES Introduction From the black and white caricatures of the olden days to the full colored version of today, the comic book has been one of the world’s greatest past times. There has been thousands of storylines and character has…show more content…
As comic books are surrounded by controversies, it is the purpose of this paper to rationalize on the effects of comic books to its readers, especially the young ones. This paper also discusses a brief overview of comic book history and its characteristics that had evolved overtime. Based on these information, the researcher will attempt to establish a strong sense of right and wrong and ethical values concentrated in the comic book universe. I. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW Comic books have a rich history. Using images and sequences of pictures to communicate were common in early civilizations and ancient cultures, for example cave drawings, the Egyptian hieroglyphics and stained glass windows showing Biblical scenes. The Bayeux tapestry in Normandy (c1100) has sometimes been claimed to be an early example of a strip cartoon (Sabin, 2005). A. Rise of the Comic Strip Rodolphe Töpffer, a Swiss artist, formalised his thoughts on the picture story in his Essay on Physiognomics in 1845 (Comics, 2007). Satirical drawings like Punch in newspapers were popular through the 19th century. In Germany in 1865 the strip Max and Moritz, by Wilhelm Bush was published in a newspaper. Comics as we know now were first created in the last half of the nineteenth century in England when the first regular comic strip appeared in 1884 with the first

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