Media Literacy Part 18: Comic Books

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So, Deb, how are graphic novels relevant to us in mass media?

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What does it mean? Give us a frame.

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Graphic novels are awesome.

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They've actually been around for a while.

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Any comic book is really a graphic novel.

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It's just becoming less of a taboo to like them.

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[ cheering ]

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You don't picture the guy in a sweatshirt and no pants

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and kind of gross, hasn't showered in days.

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[ eww ]

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Now, everyone likes comics. They're turned into movies.

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Superman, Spiderman, Batman, et cetera.

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X-Men. They're all turned into big, huge movies that everyone loves.

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And it's cool to like them.

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The reason that we're talking about them in this course

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is to make the point

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that every medium is worth studying. So something like comic books,

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which decades and decades ago,

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everyone would've said, "Oh, it's just a hobby

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for gross 14-year-old boys."

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[ goofy laugh ]

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Now, here we are

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talking about it. And we actually have an entire course

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on Shmoop on how to read comics.

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It's now a very respected art form.

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[ growl ]

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But the idea is that

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anything that is media, which is

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almost everything around us, should be taken seriously,

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because it majorly affects our culture, our society, and how we think about the world.

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Got it. So, take it seriously.

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Take it from Shmoop.

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We'll see ya. Signing out.

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[ whoop ]

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How are graphic novels relevant in mass media?

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[ impact ] [ groan ]