I’m not going to lie: I didn’t get comics when I was younger. But now that I’m older and have kids of my own, I’ve come to appreciate the many benefits of reading Marvel comics.
If you’ve read the marvel trivia questions and answers, you might already know that Marvel comics are more than just stories about superheroes. There are many reasons why you should read Marvel comics:
So if you’re thinking about getting into this fantastic world of superheroes but don’t know where to start, here are a few reasons why now is a perfect time:
It’s a great way to connect with your family.
Another great way to connect with your family is a shared love of comics. It can be entertaining to bond over comics with your kids and grandchildren, but it can also bring you closer to parents and grandparents in ways other media don’t.
- You have something in common
- You get to learn about each other’s interests
- You have a built-in topic for conversation
There are so many options.
Reading Marvel comics can be an enjoyable experience whether or not you’re a fan of the genre. While you may better know some superheroes than others, there are plenty of superheroes at Marvel Comics.
The company produces comics in various genres—action/adventure, crime drama, historical fiction, and more—and publishes them in a wide range of formats:
Graphic novels (giant-sized comic books).
Manga-style “floppy” issues that come out monthly.
This means there’s something for everyone! And did we mention these books are available in multiple languages? So no matter what language you speak or read fluently (or even if you don’t speak or read), there’s no excuse not to enjoy reading Marvel Comics.
You don’t need to start from issue 1.
It doesn’t matter where you begin. Whether it’s issue 1 of a specific series or the most recent issue, and you work backward from there, Marvel comics are written so they can read them in any order.
This means that if you want to read about how Spider-Man lost his powers but don’t know where to start reading that story arc—it’ll still make sense if he has no powers. You can jump right into the story and enjoy it! No need to figure out what happened before or where he got his dominance in the first place.
There is SO much movie and TV content for Marvel fans that it’s an excellent time to get into the comics.
Now is the perfect time to get into the world of comics, especially if you’re a fan of Marvel. There’s so much content coming out for fans that it can be hard to keep track of everything.
I will explain why reading Marvel Comics is essential and how you can do it for free or cheap (if interested).
It can expand your worldview by introducing you to diverse characters.
You may not realize it, but you have a limited worldview. Even if you don’t consciously think about it, you probably have specific ideas about what people are like and how they live their lives. And those ideas are based on the kinds of stories and media that you’ve consumed in your life. When these stories are limited to white male characters who act just like stereotypical white guys (which is still the dominant narrative), your idea of what people are like will be limited too.
But when you read comics with diverse characters, even if they’re not necessarily the main focus of a story, those characters can help expand your understanding of how other people live their lives—and how different those lives might be! This can help bring new insights into yourself and others who aren’t precisely like yourself or share many of your experiences.