Kids love to read comic books and graphic novels and we should allow it. Make sure you know the content of the book before you buy one for your child. There are a large range of topics now available in graphic novel form and kids love the action and illustrations that they portray. They are not my first choice or favourite (that is totally personal) but kids can really get into them and enjoy them. Boys especially take to this format so try one out and see what the results are.