Doug: Back in the mid-80's when the "prestige format" was introduced, and when trade paperbacks started to become more common, an editor (forgive me -- I can't recall who nor where I read the comment) remarked that these new, more mainstream, formats would allow the comics fan the freedom to read his/her favorite tales on the subway, an airplane, or in a coffee house. Today's question is: Is that true? Do you take your four-color fun into public areas? Do you read tpbs or hardcovers on the airplane or during your commute? Or are you, like me, for the most part still "in the closet" about this addiction of ours? I will read a book about comics on an airplane, but I guess I'm not yet liberated enough to read a graphic novel or compilation for all eyes to see. Shame on me, perhaps.
What's your take on this issue? Do you have a "success story", or a "yeah, I thought it would be OK..." tale to tell? Please share...
Alpha Flight #13 - John Byrne art & cover
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