I had rather strange experience while browsing comic books with my son the other day. Another child picked a comic off of the rack and walked to the register with his father. As the clerk rang them out, the father told his child, "Remember-this comic is for saving, not for reading." I thought to myself, "What is a comic book for if not for reading?" I could tell the same thought had occurred to my son by the quizzical expression on his face.