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Any self-respecting comics fan cringes at the phrase "comics aren't just for kids anymore." But any self-respecting comics fan also has to admit there are some great kids' comics out there — especially right now.

Before I left for San Diego Comic-Con this week, I checked in with Lucy Strother, a fourth grade teacher in Philadelphia whose students just love comics. "We have like a comics and graphic novels bin in the library and it's perpetually empty because the kids are so obsessed with comics and graphic novels," she says.

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And now it's time for sports.

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Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

23 hours ago

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What To Watch While On Vacation

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I'm off next week. There's just too much TV to watch. Actually, I'll probably watch nothing. What might I miss? We'll turn now to Melanie McFarland, TV critic at Salon.com. She joins us now from member station KUOW in Seattle. Melanie, thanks for being back with us.

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