I have been in comics for about 4 months. The batman movies and cartoons convinced me to read about him and then i found comicvine. Comicvine re introduced me into all of my favorite childhood characters and i decided to buy a comic and now im hooked. The end.
I watched TMNT, Spider-Man TAS, Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Beast Wars and I can keep on going.
One day my uncle took me out for an errand. The store right next to our current destination caught my attention.
I went in and found a shelf filled with comics. My uncle Tio Ramon to be exact, hurried in to make sure I wouldn't get lost or kidnapped(long story.)
He was my eyes light up at the sight of the books and I grabbed a few. My Tio Ramon decided to buy me a couple comics.
One was a TMNT comic it was black and white. Plus, the plot was about dreams/nightmares they were having. Or so I think. Honestly that book had me confused it was in English and I only spoke Spanish at the time.
The second comic was a Spider-Man Vs Venom during X-Mas where Venom saved a school bus. That same issue had a story of Wolverine fighting Sabertooth.
That is where it all began throughout the years I bought comics here and there. Local comic shops opened and closed.
I been on and off for years. Something happens where I fall off from reading comics but I always come back.
I remember all the times I came back. Normally it was whenever I found a new comicbook shop.
I've been reading comics for about 3-years now. It all started when got my first job
working at a local libarary. I remember on my breaks I use to go to the graphic nolves section and instantly pick up any Batman comic I saw, due to me being a huge of Batman: T.A.S. I think the first comic I read was Batman: Hush and I've been a fan of comics, esp Batman comics, every since.
I've been reading Stephen King since I was a kid. A few years ago I read the dark tower comics, fell in love with the art and comic book format of story telling, so the I read American Vampire and kind of forgot about comics for a while.
Recently after thinking about my favourite movie of all time, Robocop. I remembered that there was a bunch of comics about it which led me to the comic shop. There they sold me on saga, crossed and I picked up uber and ghosted because they were new.
So I've only really been into comics a month or so and what e really hooked me was crossed, saga, dark tower, robocop last stand and punisher max!
Since 91. Turtles movies and the batman vs predator crossover really got me interested in collecting. Predator was freaking awesome and the 89 batman movie changed my life! Plus having the super powers and secret wars toys didn't hurt either. I read spidey and x- men early on since they became huge in the 90's with cartoons and trading cards plus toys
I started reading comics around '87. That was back when Spider-Man & his Amazing Friends was on. Also superhero action figures where starting to become more common with the Super Powers and Secret Wars lines. I was that target demo they were shooting for so of course actual comics were the next step.
Through out different points in my life, I would get a comic when it came with a Transformer or some action figure I saw was cool. I somehow got my hands on the Superman: The Wedding Album when I was a kid. Think my parents bought for me I don't remember. I remember having the encyclopedia books that had some info about the characters and reading those whenever a movie came out so I would have an idea on who they are. I got my first trade back in 2008 which was Planet Hulk and the first four issues of Avengers Initiative. It took me a while to completely finish reading the Planet Hulk trade. I got the Watchmen trade as a gift from my Dad so one of us would have an idea what Watchmen would be about when the movie came out. I had watch the cartoon shows and seen the live action movies based off comics and played a few games based on the movies or a character & I thought they were cool. Some of my favorite growing up was Superman: TAS, Justice League, Batman: TAS, Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker, Spider-Man, Daredevil (Yes, I do like that movie), Superman II, Spider-Man the animated series, I remember taking a liking to Spider-Man: Unlimited & I recall seeing a few episodes of X-Men and remember thinking that guy with the playing cards is really cool because he uses playing cards to fight. I can never remember Gambit's name back in the day. I think I liked Wolverine from that show as well. I also watched Smallville when I was kid since my parents told me it was about Superman and Superman is my favorite hero so I watched it. It did lose my interest at times because I kept wondering when is he going to put on his costume? I was in elementary school when it started and kids at that age are not very patient. I did start watching it constantly when I saw a commercial about Smallville and some dude in a cape was shown in the shadows, it made me think is he putting on the costume??? Turned out to be Green Arrow posing but hey, it got me interested again. A few games I played were Spider-Man 2, Ultimate Spider-Man, a Superman game that was on the old Nintendo system. Basically, any Marvel or DC movie that came out, my family saw it and any DC Comics show that aired in the 90's or 2000's I probably watched. Anytime a live action movie would come out, I went to the Marvel or DC website to read the character's origin. I remember going to the marvel website when Spider-Man's costume was the Iron Spider. I thought it looked so cool. During the summer of 2008, I started to look up the comic book heroes and after the summer ended, I looked them more up more often because they caught my interest. The pushing point for me was playing Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions and seeing Spider-Man Noir and seeing Spider-Man 2099 in action. I had seen Spider-Man 2099 on the marvel website. & one of my closest friends had just moved away so I got into to reading comics like late 2010, early 2011. Between November of 2010 and January of 2011 I started reading comics. I remember seeing a Fear Itself poster on a comic shop I drove by. On a side note I read manga as well and I got into that in High School. It was either freshman or sophomore year of high school one of my class mates introduced me to Fullmetal Alchemist and Death Note.
This list shows the comics that I read and love the most. http://www.comicvine.com/profile/squalleon/lists/comics-that-shaped-me-to-the-reader-i-am-today/46444
I always enjoyed the animated shows when I was little and had some of my dad's comics from the early 70s that I would look at from time and again. Never started reading until about 2 years ago when I needed something light to read while I traveled for work. Captain America was my favorite character when I was little so on a whim, I bought the first omnibus from Brubaker's run. Loved it so much that I bought the next two omnibuses within a couple days. From there, I got addicted and comics became my favorite medium for fiction stories.
I watched the Batman movies with Michael Keaton, liked them, watched Spider-Man cartoons, liked them even more and my first comic was one of the issues of "Maximum Carnage", then also some X-Men, Fantastic Four, Batman, Flash and then ... The Sentry.
A little over two months and the animated Justice league show and Comicvine got me into it. I remember searching for how fast the Flash was on Google and it lead me to a Comicvine link, which resulted in me watching battles and posts for about a year and a half before joining the site and then later on finally reading comics.
In the 90's I was watching the animated cartoons at a really young age (around 3). I completely fell in love with Superman from the Superman cartoon and Hulk from the Incredible Hulk cartoon. My Father who was a huge comic fan game me his collection of Superman & Hulk (and other stuff like Avengers and Justice League when I was around 6-7 years old. which was the start of my addiction. And as I got older and more into mythology I read this issue of Hulk where he fights a God named Thor and after reading more Avengers stuff I noticed he was a main character their too and I loved him. I wanted to know more about this guy who can challenge the strongest one there is who is this God of Thunder etc and so my Dad gave me his Thor collection (this was around when I was 8-10). This is what started my Love for Superman, Hulk and Thor and all this lead me to where I am today still reading Superman Thor and Hulk for the past 13-15 years. So i really just have to thank my Dad he is the one who got me into this in the first place.
@knightfall225: Lol yes he is cool. He doesn't read comics any more. though he will occasionally look at some that I have out (mostly stuff from my current pull list) here and there. He did the same thing with my brother who is a bit older than me but for Batman and Spider-Man and later Captain America.
One of my greatest shames is that I didn't grow up with the superhero shows of the 90s.
It took the X-Men movies to get me into the world of comics, but my interest faded in 2004.
Flash forward to 2010, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets me back into comics. I also start buying monthlies for the first time.
Been reading since January 2013. I got interested due to curiosity. My interest in superheroes was rejuvenated due to watching The Avengers and other movies which led to me watching the Young Justice cartoon and found out there were comic book tie in series. I decided to check that out and a combination of that and an episode called Downtime made me want to know more about the Flash family. So I ended up reading Flash Rebirth as one of my first stories....and the confusion of reading that made me want to know more and next thing I know, I fall in love with a bunch of different comic book characters.
I've been reading about 8 months now. What got me started is that I've always loved super heroes growing up with the 90's spiderman and x men cartoons were my first heroes that I was introduce to. Spidey became my fav hero from that day and still is along with captain america and nova my fave of heroes. What kept me from reading was that I was kinda scared to jump in at first not knowing as much prior before jumping in and not knowing enough about past stories that took place or a character's background. Then little by little I found out more about different events stories and titles that took place using the comicvine wikis that helped me understand alot that had taken place in both the DC and MU universes but more primarly in the MU. With that I finally decided to jump in and a perfect timing for me was that Marvel Now was only a few weeks in so I was able to get into some of the titles while also reliving some of the events that took place like the civil war and new avengers secret invasion and spider man ends of earth and anniliation.