Myself I have been a comic fan all my life. I started reading comics as a kid buying the big bundle comics from the shop. Since I live Scotland where I live a only selt bundle comics. I stopped reading from the age of 12 to 16. From 16 to 17 I started up again but stopped again due to exams. I started getting heavily back into comics when I was 18 and since then its been awesome. So long story short off and off again till I was 18 and for the last five years not stopped since.
Some 30 + years = all my life.
Started well before I could read, just looking at the pictures. Read my first super hero comic at the age of 4 - Superman Attack of the Human Comet. Got introduced to X-Men and stuck to Marvel. Made many pauses through the years (might have gone 5 years when I never bothered with the company) but always found my way back to Marvel, now easier than ever thanks to internet.
I do mostly read Swedish comics, titles Im sure a very few people on the Vine ever heard of but Marvel is and will always be my "guilty pleasure", something I never outgrow.
So your Scottish? Just got home from Edinburgh and it has to be the most beautiful city Ive seen next to Venice. Too bad I only understood like 70% of your "english" ;)
I started reading seriously around the time Blackest Night (2009) came out in DC. By seriously, I mean actually going to a LCS, making a pull list and reading copious amounts of back issues and trades to get as much info on characters I found interesting as possible.
i've been reading comicbooks as long as i can think back. it all started with superman, batman and spider-man. many years ago i've read the german reprints, till 5 years ago, i discovered how bad they where translated sometimes, till then i'm reading the originals in english, mostly dc. why? cause dc rocks.:D
comicbooks not only fullfill my life with pure joy and happiness and fluffy feelings of rainbows, no they also brought me and my girlfriend, two years ago together. all because of deadpool.
I read them as a kid in the 80's when I was 12-13 and stopped until my boy turned 5 2 yrs ago and now I have @ 1000. I'm currently pulling @30 monthlies and also reading Geoff Johns entire GL run in trades. Just started the Sinestro War and its awesome.