#1 Posted by batlantern15 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

So my nephew wants to get into comics. He's 15, but isn't really interested in superhero comics. I told him about some great indie comics, but they are rated mature. The thought never really struck me, but do you have to be over 18 to get a mature rated comic like the walking dead or saga? Can a 15 year old walk in, buy a mature comic, no question asked?

#2 Posted by k4tzm4n (44477 posts) - - Show Bio

@batlantern15: I think that answer is honestly going to vary based on the employees from shop to shop. Some might be cool with it, others might not be based on the following information.

A 15 year old should technically not be allowed to purchase The Walking Dead without an 18+ year-old present.

Here's Image's age rating system:

E - EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)
T - TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
T+ - TEEN PLUS (16 and up, may contain moderate violence, moderate profanity use and suggestive themes )
M - MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)
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#3 Posted by batlantern15 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright, thanks. Any suggestion on non superhero comics, rated t or t+ that are good too?

#4 Posted by benette_rivera (55 posts) - - Show Bio

i suggest saga by vaughn, the series is really good.

#5 Edited by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@batlantern15: I think that answer is honestly going to vary based on the employees from shop to shop. Some might be cool with it, others might not be based on the following information.

A 15 year old should technically not be allowed to purchase The Walking Dead without an 18+ year-old present.

Here's Image's age rating system:

E - EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)
T - TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
T+ - TEEN PLUS (16 and up, may contain moderate violence, moderate profanity use and suggestive themes )
M - MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

Why are the age gaps rating so close? Rated T and M is like 2 years apart. That's hardly a difference.

It should be rated

E - EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)

T - TEEN (11 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)

M - MATURE (18 and up, may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)

#6 Posted by k4tzm4n (44477 posts) - - Show Bio

@moywar700: I don't know... I don't call the shots at Image :P

@batlantern15: If he's into Ninja Turtles, I definitely recommend the current ongoing by IDW Publishing.

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#7 Posted by 8bitGangsta (392 posts) - - Show Bio

E is everyone t is teen m is mature. What's not to get?

#8 Posted by Joygirl (20004 posts) - - Show Bio

Just make sure he avoids 30 Days of Night, read like four of those and they sucked ****s.

#9 Posted by jonEsherfey (443 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't know you had to be a certain age. I have picked up "mature" comics without them saying a word. I am 14.

#10 Posted by TinyGrenade (24 posts) - - Show Bio

I doubt most sellers would care honestly, it's not like alcohol. It's the same as buying an M rated videogame I'd assume, which is pretty easy. Besides, if the kid is mature enough to handle to good stuff then let him :)

#11 Posted by TheSmallvillefan12 (186 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think most sellers really pay attention or care. I was only 16 when I bought my copy of Watchmen at a Borders Bookstore and nobody asked my age. But it depends on the kid if they are mature of enough for the content. Its a judgement call you/him have to make.

#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33492 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n: You don't? Mind = Blown
#13 Posted by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

Naaahhh.
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#14 Posted by JediXMan (30654 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably not. Especially if it's a just a relatively small local shop.

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#15 Posted by batlantern15 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah my local one isn't anything big, but still pretty good. I'll probably get him into Saga, and since he watches TWD tv show, probably the walking dead too. I was only 15 when I first started reading it.