The Deeper Section

That library of mine became my source of greatest escape. I am pretty sure they only had one graphic novel, and I found it. It was “Empire” by Howard Chaykin and it blew me away. Stylized art liked I’d never seen before! This was not what I was used to seeing on the spinner rack in Snyder’s drugstore! Oh no! This was MATURE. Go ahead Billy, read your Stuperman or your Flabtastic Four! I have Empire, mother fucker! That was where I belonged, in the deeper section of what comics could be! As an adult, I have come to love it all. Kirby! Bolland! Veitch! Moore! Give me more! I will eat it all!

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