This is why I love comic books

This is a remarkably funny, sweet, and honest little story about teenage romance and insecurity. It’s also a story about Batman and Robin, with the numbers filed off.  And it’s a story about identity, with the mask as a concrete metaphor.  And about anxiety-inducing authority figures, as embodied by a crazy vigilante in a devil costume.  You can do this kind of thing with the stylized, larger-than-life, operatic world of the superhero.  Tell stories about real people and their real issues, magnified with tights and capes and optic beams in the same way that you use a microscope or binoculars.

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2 Responses to “This is why I love comic books”

  1. Thanks for the tip.

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    Found it while researching writing software to help develop plots. The demo is functional but limited. Definitely worth checking out.

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