Comics Move Into a Golden Age

Saga - Volume One - Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples Image courtesy of Image Comics
Saga – Volume One – Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Image courtesy of Image Comics

According to the The Guardian newspaper, comics are moving into a “new golden age of creativity and diversity”.

Rather than “growing up” with the introduction of adult themes, the current surge is put down to “growing outwards” instead, embracing wider audiences than the stereotypical “lone male comic reader”.

These days there are now more women writers and artists, and more diverse creators in general, working in the medium with the “best books …fuelled by the pulpy, pop-art immediacy and sense of wonder that make the form so addictive…”.

Today’s books move away from the usual themes of power and embrace instead broader themes of  family, teen drama and soap operas.

Read the full article here.

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