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Monday, November 19, 2007

Comics and Social Issues Site

The sequential art format has long been used to examine social issues and to promote social standards in health and living. Sometimes this happens in the context of on-going series; sometimes "special issues on special issues" are published. Adam C sent me this great link to a site that has a collection of such special issues.

All are meant to be serious efforts at combating social ills or educating the public. Taken out of context, they can seem tongue-in-cheek and certainly more than a little lame. But, with a little respect for making an effort and an eye on history, we see that comics and graphic novels have a distinguished history of grappling with hot-button topics.

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