Brian Appleyard writes in the TimesOnline about Graphic Novels and who reads them.
Some of our students do, the boys read Sin City, the girls Mangas.
I can only agree with his conclusion: "Good thing, bad thing? Who knows? For me, these books are hard work. I can't relax into their images in my mind, as I do with a conventional novel. The author's versions keep dragging me back. But I guess they're
not for me. They're for the kids sprawling in the graphic-novels section."