I have some friends who are starting to show some interest in comics and I have a few who I'd like to introduce to the medium. Its been difficult and any help I can get would be very helpful. I am a strong believer in a book/hero/genre for everyone.
Person 1: A great friend of mine who loves Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Way more into Science Fantasy than Science Fiction. I have shared with him some Star Wars Issues but his remark to them has been that nothing happened that was "new" to him. I also lent him my DC Universe Presents Vandal Savage Part 1-3 because he is not a huge fan of the superheroes in that he feels most of the battles come down to a 'mine a better than yours' in a duel of rock, paper, scissors with their powers. I have told him that is not the case and really want to find something to prove him wrong. He's a huge fan of all things anime and a fan of Batman Beyond and enjoys, though does not love, superhero movies. He often complains about shows he'll watch with us being too dramatic ie Game of Thrones and Walking Dead and is not a huge fan of suspense ie American Horror Story. I once lent him the Skeletor Origins issue that came out last December because we were watching He-Man on Netflix and he was interested by but didn't seem to love it. He's a very conservative mind set person and a marine. Any Suggestions?
Person 2: This guy I find hard to please. He's watched a lot of animes, but is often disappointed by the extreme turns and finds many of the decisions characters make to be illogical. He is far more into story and scope of the world he's reading I think. I once lent him The Manhattan Projects issues 1-6 and he said it was a neat idea but seemed to have a lot of issues with the level of crazy it gave out. Also he isn't the biggest fan of alternate reality. He and I will often discuss what happens in comics based off his knowledge of articles he's read and movies he's seen. And while he enjoys Spiderman/Deadpool I dont think he could make it through many of the books because of his nitpicks that i've mentioned before. We enjoy watching True Blood and Game of Thrones together we watch Walking Dead but he has sorta has not enjoyed it since the first season. He really likes period pieces like Lawless and Boardwalk Empire. I've thought of lending out American Vampire to him but I don't how much interest he would really have in that. He has a somewhat liberal mindset and enjoys the politics/debating of shows and has interest in many things in the fields of science and philosophy. Any suggestions for him?
Thanks for the help and I'm looking forward to any feedback.