Quote from WonkaTastic
I will stick with the opinion that books are not equal to comics. But regarding the definition of "classic", if you really had studied the topic, then I can't argue with you about that. Still, I think there should be a definition, a reason to call a classic as such. It can't be just because ...
Ah well, I'd say your "not equal to" view is more of a cultural bias.... many cultures consider "comics" to be "for kids" where many cultures don't. They consider them to be just another type of "literature", to be judged on a case by case basis, just like any other. There's no blanket "novels are "better" than novellas, and novellas are better than short stories, and short stories are better than poetry, and poetry is better than comics..." See where I'm coming from? Literature... i.e. something written with the serious intent of entertaining/appealing to others....yeah, it's all equal, it's to be judged on its own merit, "comic" or "book".
As far as wanting some strict, universally acknowledged "definition" for classic...are you serious? That's like saying there should be a definition for "greatest ever" this or that (think whatever, sports stars, actors/actresses, movies, whatevers).... right? It's never going to happen. Sure, there are going to be some amount of generally held bench marks/criteria by which to judge, but after that, yeah, it's just a matter of one's personal opinion
Last edited by svines85 at 10:19 am, Aug 29 2016