I also laugh at all those people who like to brag “It only took me 30 minutes to read this graphic novel!” You’re reading comics wrong. Good comics demand your time and engagement. And that’s why they’re awesome.
When I think about the works that have brought me to tears or made me feel visceral emotions — comics are almost always at the top of the list. I think I mentioned about how when this year, a good 10 years (at least) after having read Bryan Talbot’s A Tale of One Bad Rat, I started flipping through a copy and started feeling shaky and panicky and like I wanted to cry. Just by looking at it. Not even rereading it.
Comics are an incredibly powerful medium. It’s cool if you like other media more, but to dismiss them all means you’re missing out on so many awesome, beautiful works.