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No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of ability that would have allowed it to arrive on earlyth-century drugstore racks as glossy, fully formed vehicles for sophisticated entertainment. Rather, it took a steady progression over the course of more than 75 years for the form to fully understand, and then harness, its powers. When the first comics arrived on newsstands in the early s, they were a cynical attempt to put old wine in new bottles by reprinting popular newspaper comic strips.
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Where was a platform for both writers and illustrators to upend traditional norms, has given them the freedom to run with ideas that challenge our values, emotions, and ability to not put a book down and yell "HOLY SHIT, BATMAN" at anyone within earshot. In just a few months, Marvel made Venom and Thor great again; Image went full Thragg on us with new works such as Die and Unnatural; and for every unexpected end R. All of the below continue to show us that comics and graphic novels are still some of the best forms of pure escapism, and below are 25 books from that do it to the nth degree.
In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren't all that funny cough, Blondie. Thankfully, the internet has taught us not to accept an inferior form of comic artistry, but a more flexible one. Comic strip enthusiasts who want funny but don't care about pretty drawing can have their strips, those who want artistry have theirs, and even those with very specific tastes can find something just right.