Hey Nancy King, OH NO YOU DIDN’T.

GAME TIME! CLICK THIS LINK. MAKE A LIST OF WHY IT MIGHT MAKE ME ANGRY;

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I’ve said this once, I will say this until the day I die; Comic books are not the fucking enemy. In fact, since you’re clearly an idiot ALLOW ME TO BREAK DOWN THE WORDS FOR YOU.

Comic- Does this really matter because the next word is what matters.

Book- BOOK. AS IN, A BOOK YOU READ.

I simply *do not fucking fathom* why people point fingers at comic books for being the root of all that is evil. By the time I was in 3rd grade I was on a 10th grade reading level. Do you know why!? Because I spent the majority of my early reading life reading Archie comics in my spare time. So to you, Dan Parent, Dan DeCarlo, Rex W. Lindsay and Stan Goldberg, I salute you.

Nancy, you are also spitting in the face of actual literary works in the comic book format. Maus, an actual account of a Holocaust survivor (or rather, the author’s father) is a graphic novel (or comic book if you want to be simple). Persepolis, an actual account of a girl’s life in Iran. Watchmen is thought of as one of the greatest literary works of all time by countless people (and Time magazine). Comic books are a vital part of a classroom if a teacher uses them. Archie Comics has a school program, promoting kids to read.

Do you know the real problem with teachers in Maryland? You pay them shit, for one. As the daughter of a teacher, I can tell you from first hand experience how unfairly majority of the Baltimore City teachers are treated. You hire incompetent humans to go take care of our nations future, but you are seriously pointing the finger at a comic book? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS HAVE TO MAKE THE TEACHERS BUY THEIR OWN CHAULK!? No one cares about funding the schools, not even you Nancy King. How dare you dupe the voters in believing that you do. Do you know what would really happen if you cut teachers? I don’t, but reading anything is not a bad thing, in fact it’s the opposite of bad.

Chances are, you have no idea. Chances are you have not stepped foot in any Maryland school since you finished. You’ve probably never opened a comic book. Frankly that is ignorant and simple of you and your campaign to do. Hey, let’s go attack something worthwhile, like the lack of funding schools get, or deadbeat parents, or drugs. Doesn’t anyone attack drugs anymore?

-Lauren

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2 Responses to “Hey Nancy King, OH NO YOU DIDN’T.”

  1. John Says:

    I think children should be encouraged to read anything as long as it’s age appropiate. There are comics that are still written for kids (ie Johnny DC and Marvel Adventures). I can’t wait until my son is old enough to read comics(he’s 4 months old now). I already have a small stack started for him.

  2. Girls with Comics Says:

    I totally love that you have comics stored away for him. If you want, I shoot us an email with your address, I’d love to send you some Archie comics for him!

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