Most people think that comic books are just for kids, not for adults. Although graphic novels, comic books and manga are really popular in Japan and the USA, they don’t get the credits they deserve in our country (Turkey).
So, if people don’t prefer reading comics much, why am I trying to introduce you these books? In my opinion, learning a language has a powerful effect on people. Language learners are more open new experiences and willing to try different ways to get better at English. Since I started teaching, I have seen many examples of this. People who didn’t use to like poetry started to read poems, or who didn’t use to care music, except for pop, started to listen to jazz or country. I hope comic books can help you change your view to language learning and you can give a chance to different ways of practicing.
.: 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ COMICS! :.
It is easy to read a comic book because there are always a few words.
Idioms and slangs in comics can boost your learning experience and suggest you more modern forms of expression.
Your brain works more actively as you have to depend on the dialogues and illustrations. You will try to guess what is not written.
There are fewer words, but you still can improve your word power. Because images, expressions and the storyline help you understand the text more easily by stimulating your brain more.
Comic books are fun and more interesting. Be honest and tell me if you really like reading those graded readers which are mostly lack of the beauty of literature. On the other hand, comic books offer us something extraordinary, surprising and creative.
I know that it’s not easy to find comic books in English in a bookstore if you live in a country like Turkey. There comes the beauty of the internet. You can find some links below to read cool comic books online and free. It is also possible to buy digital affordable comic books. So, you can read them on your computers or tablets.
Let’s have fun!
The Wormworld Saga is a digital graphic novel. It is one of the most successful webcomics, and a great one to start reading comics.
Star Power is a webcomic, created by Michael “Mookie” Terracciano and Garth Graham In the far future, a young astronomer on a distant space station is chosen to wield the Star Power. Now, as the last of the Star Powered Sentinels, she must protect and explore a galaxy far more dangerous and wondrous than she could have ever imagined.
The Walking Dead is mostly known as an American horror-drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. Actually, it is an amazing comic book adaptation. Here is the uncut, first issue of creator Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series.
ComiXology is a cloud-based digital comics platform with over 200 million comic downloads. You can find a lot of free issues of great comic books, and it is possible to read them on your mobile devices via ComiXology app. You can find lots of comics with very cheap prices.