When I was young the best thing you could say about comics is that “Classic Comics” might introduce a child to the name of some of the world’s great literature. Comics were usually considered mind-numbing tripe. You certainly would never have seen one used in a school. Times have changed. Comics and graphic novels have become more accepted as a legitimate form of art and literature. They are making their way into classrooms and courses at universities. For many, however, the stigma of comics has remained.