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A Bold Question

Does anyone know why comics writers put one or two words in every sentence in every dialogue in bold typeface?

For example, "Watchmen" is perfect in every other way except for this flaw. I tend to translate bold typeface as indicating an emphasis on a word or a phrase, so it is rather jarring to read dialogues mouthed by characters in comics.

Why do they do this?

1 comment:

  1. That's bothered me for ages. I've been reading comics all my life, but here in Norway there is no annoying bolding. When I started reading the American Mad Magazine, I was baffled by all the bolding. It feels like an aid for users who can't read as well, but the writers should really hold their readers to a higher standard.

    -- Haakon Nilsen.


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