[2006-08-28] 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?

(Originally posted on Blogspot.)

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