I don't know if this is a rant, but the other day I overheard a conversation between two adults at the public library ridiculing comic books. They stated that they are childish and should not be considered English Literature. WWWAAAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!!! I may be a child, but graphic novels are a very stylized way of telling stories, and any ignorant person could tell that they are indeed ENGLISH LITERATURE. I read V for Vendetta a few months back ( amazing, you should read it ) and I found symbolism and depictions circulating totalitarianism and facism. Wargh! I hate it when people sweep off graphic novels as child's play. They are amazing writings with artist's depictions and should be judged the same as any other novel. I just finished The Watchmen and it has themes hidden deep within the text. Who Watches The Watchmen is the book's 'tagline,' was originated by a roman poet. This phrase questions who watches those who watch, or who guards those who guard. On a bigger scale, it asks, "Who watches the Tyrants who rule?" Sorry, but people smile when I bring up the subject of graphic novels. "They're just silly comic books!" No, they are not. They are amazing graphic stories that can tell stories just the same as a book can, just from a different viewpoint.