Why comic books are important

“Truth is, I was a slow student initially, because we were always going from town to town, and the curriculum varied tremendously across locations… So in a very real way, comics taught me how to read, taught me a love of language, and storytelling, and most of all, an appreciation for heroes, for chivalry and bravery and a refusal to surrender. In addition… I learned my sense of morality, my sense of right and wrong, from comics. That may sound stupid and naive, but it’s true, and that understanding is what propels me to this day.” J. Michael Straczynski, writer and creator of Babylon 5