About this site

Comic Book Justice is where I share my thoughts on the idea of justice as it is presented in the world of comic books (a.k.a. graphic novels, sequential art, manga, etc.) and how it works, or doesn’t work, in the world of comic book readers. It addresses topics including:

Of course, I may also occasionally post observations about comics that aren’t related to issues of justice and vice-versa, as well as thoughts unrelated to either—although I have a talent for relating most topics back to one or both of these subjects.

My goal is to convince people that justice isn’t just something that should exist in comic books and that comics is a uniquely American art form as well-suited as any other to address serious social concerns (and tell great stories).

Thanks for visiting.

Richard De Angelis

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Me in January 2005 standing behind a case containing more than $1 million worth of comic books at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

3 Responses to About this site

  1. Jolene says:

    I love this picture of you AND your unabashed enthusiasm for such an underappreciated medium. It’s obvious you’re writing about something you love. 🙂

  2. Thanks Jolene, I’m glad it shows (and I’d much rather be unabashed than bashed :-)).

    As I said above my goal is to spread that enthusiasm for the medium to people who think of it as inherently juvenile and or second rate literature/art (despite the Pulitzer Prize, American Book Awards, Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, World Fantasy Awards and other honors the best examples of graphic storytelling and journalism have earned over the past 20 years or so).

    And more importantly, I want people who do appreciate comics, especially highly moral superhero stories, to start commiting acts of justice instead of just reading about them.

  3. damon smith says:

    Hello Richard,

    My name is Damon Smith of Khamicom and recently we began working on a comic book series to promote a positive movement in response to the astounding number of bullying induced suicides(bullycide) worldwide.

    We launched our anti-bullying Kickstarter campaign on July 15 and wanted to know if you might be able to help us gain some visibility for our project through your blog?

    (The project can be viewed here: http://kck.st/19M1XHQ

    Our goals for this project are to:

    1) Create a movement that encourages bullying victims to think of alternative ways to handle
    bullying other than suicide.

    2) Promote a positive image for teen girls as the majority of teen bullying victims are female.

    3) Create a pilot episode of the animated version to present to Cartoon Network.

    The press release can be seen here :http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1004580

    Thank you so much for your time!

    Have a great week!

    -Damon K. Smith

    I invite you to connect with us online:

    http://imobb.blogspot.com (The official internet Mind Over Bullies blog – iMOBb)



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