It’s official! The battle has been won, according to the Telegraph:
Professor Carol Tilley, from the department of library and information science, said that comics are just as sophisticated as other forms of reading, and children benefit from reading them at least as much as they do from reading other kinds of books.
She said there was evidence that they increased their vocabulary and instilled a love of reading.
She said: “A lot of the criticism of comics and comic books come from people who think that kids are just looking at the pictures and not putting them together with the words.
Yeah! Take that, you fuddy-duddies! Comics are HELPING CHILDREN LEARN! Around the world. So let the joyous news be spread, from this day henceforth, comics are here to stay.