Our family is very familiar with comic books. You kind of have to be when your son is the original Spider-Man! At least, that’s what Colby told Spider-Man on his wish trip last year. The poor guy in costume wasn’t sure what to think. I figured at the very least I could get Riley to read Focus On The Family‘s newest comic book Captain Absolutely to Colby. He doesn’t like me to read to him but he will listen to Riley. Go figure!
Our Captain Absolutely Comic Book Experience
After showing Riley the comic book she didn’t want to read it! What? She had decided she was past the age comic books were appropriate. Hello, ten years old going on forty! She said she could read it in five minutes and it would be boring. I told her there was no way she could read it in five minutes and being the little “I’m going to prove your wrong” type of girl that she is, she promptly sat down to read. Reverse psychology for the win!
I went out to get Colby off the bus which takes all of five minutes and came back inside to Riley laughing on the couch. I asked her what was so fun? She said there was a funny joke on the page and it would probably be the only funny joke in the book. What an ornery child! As I was getting Colby out of his wheelchair the laughing started again. Cue smug looks from mom!
A few minutes later brought Riley into Colby’s room to read a scene to him. Colby looked at me with his “save me from my sister” look but then he was looking at the pictures as Riley read to him. The two of them were hilarious and I wish I’d gotten a picture of Riley reading to him. She graciously agreed to have her picture taken again today because slacker mom forgot! The really funny thing about that is she’s taken the book again and I can hear her laughing as I type this. So much for being boring and to old to read comic books!
My Captain Absolutely Comic Book Thoughts
I loved Captain Absolutely so much more than I thought I would. The colors are bright, the language and pictures are clean, all the characters are fully clothed. It’s fantastic not to have to worry about inappropriate language or topics. I love the subtle hints like when Captain Absolutely is brushing his teeth and there’s a little note that says even super hero’s have to brush.
My kids aren’t normally into overly Christian materials. We belong to a church that doesn’t produce a lot of materials that talk like you find in something like this comic book. I was slightly worried that it might seem strange to them but Riley didn’t even mention it. I felt like the subject material blended well and held everyone’s interest enough that I’m going to check out some of their other products in the future.
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