Longtime avid gamer, fell in love with comics this summer...
So I hadn't read a comic since i was like 7 when my uncle was heavy into Spawn, and my uncle was my hero so i read. besides the occasional Archie in passing, i wasn't into comics.
after watching G4TV's coverage of comic-con this summer, and hearing about DC's New 52, and seeing joker with his face cut off (joker has always been my favorite character in entire world of comics, but i've always been more of a distant fan of marvel) i HAD to check out DETECTIVE COMICS and i was hooked, then I read SUICIDE SQUAD (Harley Quinn... need i say more?) and heard the controversy with RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS...I was hooked.
Jason Todd is the epitome of what I look for in a story: real, conflicted, fueled by anger and revenge, hurt about his past... but still wants to do good and be appreciated for his contribution... I can relate way to deeply. I totally go for anti-heros in comics. Can't get into the eternally unblemished good hero, i can't relate and don't care (superman always been my most loathed comic book character, now after becoming a comics fanatic, its Captain America)
So now Wednesday is my favorite day of the week, im reading alot of comic and some of them oldISH (nothing pre-90s) but alot of currents. Right now I'm most heavily following RED HOOD AND THE OUTLWAS, DETECTIVE COMICS, ULTIMATE COMICS: X-MEN, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN arc, and reading the old PREACHER comics. Soon to be getting into the new X-FORCE, AGE OF APOCALYPSE comics, but i'm reading the original age of apocalypse arc to see how the universe got that way, and TRYING to read HOUSE OF M, but i keep getting distracted
Favorite DC characters: 1)Jason Todd/Redhood 2)Joker
Favorite Marvel: 1)Scarlet Witch 2) Gambit (was my favorite marvel character since childhood 2nd in comics only to The Joker) 3) Deadpool 4) Cable (after seeing him in X-SANCTION leading up to AVX... prior to that, i had never heard of him) 5)Quiksilver...poor poor Pietro... :-(
Most Hated Characters: 1) Captain America 2) Superman 3) Cyclops (used to by my 3rd fav after Gambit, till i realized he was an authoratarian, oppressive dick.
LOOKING FOR COMICS AND ARCS TO FOLLOW!!!
PLEASE GIVE SUGGESTIONS!!!!