The Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 1-3, 2014

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

It was a short week for us because we were just born on Wednesday!

Here are the most popular posts from the week that was.

“Do you love books and have a curiosity about comics, but aren’t quite sure whether comics are right for you? Here’s a handy flowchart to help you break it down (hint: we think comics are probably for you).”

From Flowchart: Are Comics For You? by Brenna Clarke Gray


“So dear readers, you who are more steeped like well-steeped tea in the graphic novel form than I, would you help me make a list of the top ten graphic novels I should read? I started with Alison Bechdel’s memoir, Fun Home. The art and the words went right to my heart. My dad, in his 70s, says he felt this way about Little Lulu and Scrooge McDuck. As the French say, “Each to his own taste.” N’est-ce-pas?”

From Top Ten Graphic Novels I Should Read? by Elizabeth Bastos


“To be an individual coming to comics through the labyrinth of academia is a little like having three heads. Lifelong comics lovers look at me funny sometimes. I don’t have a childhood, adolescence or lifetime of love for these books behind me, but I speak the truth when I say that I made up for lost time as quickly as I could.”

From Our Reading Lives: Stuffy Academics Love Comics, Too by Andi Miller


“Zatanna Zatara was created in 1964 by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson. She’s got magical powers and can cast spells, and her incantations generally involve speaking backwards. She can’t work her magic when she’s unable to speak, and like Aladdin’s Genie, she can’t bring people back from the dead. But in all other respects she is pretty much one of the baddest (and by baddest, I mean she’s a bad-ass, not a baddie) ladies in DC’s stable. When words fail her, she’ll punch her opponents in the face…”


From Art Roundup: Spotlight on Zatanna by Kristina Pino


“Guys, I’m here to talk of my love for 2003’s cinematic masterpiece, Daredevil.

I realize at this point that I’m pushing the term “cinematic masterpiece” out to the farthest edge of it’s meaning. You may even be starting to suspect that I’m speaking some new version of English, whereby all phrases mean the opposite of what they used to.

But that’s the point. That’s what we had to do. There was a time, which can be loosely narrowed down to “almost all of it,” when comic book fans had to feel grateful for even the most terrible adaptation of their favorite characters.”

From Blinded by Love: Daredevil (2003) and Me by Jay Stringer


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