After reading the first four chapters of Promethea, I began to realize that many comic books are really not suited for kids. Although Promethea is by far the worst out of all the comic books we read in class, most comic books contain characters with revealing costumes and dialog with crude language. This is surprising to me because before this class and before reading comic books I thought that comic books were geared towards kids and young teenagers. However, after reading comic books I would say that many of them are geared more towards older teenagers and adults.
Promethea especially contains much harsh language including "bitch" and "lesbo" and depicts many sexual scenes. I know that I would not like my children reading this comic book. The problem is that many parents probably do not know what is inside these comic books. Many parents think that all comic books are geared towards children like I at one point thought, and many parents would just buy any comic book thinking it was fine. However, with what these comic books contains, the target audience of many comic books is adult males.
It is interesting to me that many comic books are geared towards adults because before taking this class I always thought it was more of a young man's interest. Comic books have so much more to offer than I thought and comic books can stay with you all your life. Children interested in comic books are able to read them for years to come as the comic books mature with them. The comic book industry is truly fascinating and not just filled with childish stories but with much more complex material.