#1 Edited by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

Yaa as the title says, I'm curious to know how other people came to know and love the comic book heroes/and or villains.

For me I was staying up late one night and turned on the TV, Superman/Batman Apocalypse

Wonderwoman fighting the Furies scene was on and it was so awesome I had no idea she could be like that. It then continued on to Batman and Superman's scenes and so I've come to know and love the three of them as my favorite superheros. The most of superheros I had seen before was the JLA kids show and TDK but it never clicked with me as much before until that night.

:D

#2 Edited by The_Tree (7076 posts) - - Show Bio

Mainly by watching Batman: The Animated Series/Batman Beyond and Teen Titans when I was younger.

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#3 Posted by CptPanda29 (211 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd probably say the Power Rangers when I was really young, I was obsessed with them.

Actual comic style superheroes would be the Spider-Man cartoon from the 90s.

#4 Posted by joewell (6242 posts) - - Show Bio

@CptPanda29 said:

I'd probably say the Power Rangers when I was really young, I was obsessed with them.

Actual comic style superheroes would be the Spider-Man cartoon from the 90s.

This, but i watched SM and his amazing friends

#5 Posted by Girth (1041 posts) - - Show Bio

It was the 90's X-men cartoon that started it all for me.

#6 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17158 posts) - - Show Bio

90's marvel cartoons, the x-men in particular, and spider-man

#7 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

As strange as it may seem...it was when my mother took me to see Empire Strikes Back when I was 1 year old and saw Luke and Vader lightsaber dueling for the first time. I remember that, and it has stuck with me ever since. And this gives you a sad idea how old I now am, lol.

#8 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm ashamed to say this but... the Adam West Batman series. My grandma had taped the whole series, and I watched it for hours on end while she was "babysitting" me. A few years later, Batman: TAS hooked me even deeper. As I got older, I looked deeper into the world of superheroes and became borderline obsessed... and here I am.

#9 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19889 posts) - - Show Bio

Watching the late 90's and early 2000's superhero shows, like Justice League/Justice League : Unlimited.

From there I got sucked into the comic world.

#10 Edited by The Stegman (22765 posts) - - Show Bio

I went on a date with Black Canary, we hit it off well, she took me back to her place, and BOOM, I was a superhero lover.

#11 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Cartoons and my brother actually owning comics.

@The Stegman said:

I went on a date with Black Canary, with hit it off well, she took me back to her place, and BOOM, I was a superhero lover.

Beat me to that.

#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman dragged me into loving them all.

#13 Posted by Twentyfive (2747 posts) - - Show Bio

My dad drew a picture of Superman flying in the sky when I was 2. Good picture too. The rest is history.

#14 Posted by Jack Donaghy (884 posts) - - Show Bio

Like most other people here it was the 90's and early 2000's cartoons that got me into superheroes, mainly the animated series of Batman, the X-Men, Superman, Spider-Man and the Justice League.

#15 Posted by thespideyguy (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

A kid in my class liked comic books and I learned a thing or two. A few weeks later I got issue 599 of the Amazing Spiderman in the mail.

#16 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

superman:TAS and Batman:TAS. I started reading comics in 2004 when i was 8.

#17 Posted by fojtikbt (94 posts) - - Show Bio

I fell in love with superheroes when I first saw the Batman Beyond TV show. I fell in love with comics when I picked up the first issue of Blackest Night.

#18 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched animated shows and was a fan, but I became truly interested after watching Batman Begins in 2005... so about 7 years ago. I was 13 when I watched it, and became interested in comics... time has gone so quickly!

#19 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

Started all with the Spider-man 60's cartoon and the X-Men 90's Cartoon, then it kept on with the live action stuff that appeared (movies, shows) until I was old enough to dive on my own in the world of comics.

#20 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobiwankenobi said:

@The Stegman said:

I went on a date with Black Canary, with hit it off well, she took me back to her place, and BOOM, I was a superhero lover.

Beat me to that.

Ditto.

#21 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlueLantern1995: Ditto, cept mine was

#22 Posted by eippihrellik (271 posts) - - Show Bio

watched the batman animated series, batman beyond, spiderman and x-men cartoons when i was a kid my mom is actually who showed me the x-men her favorite superhero was always wolverine

#23 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@Girth said:

It was the 90's X-men cartoon that started it all for me.

Same, my dad was/is a comic reader, but it wasn't until the cartoon that I took a major interest myself.

#24 Posted by Dude4 (41 posts) - - Show Bio

@Girth: It was the 90's X-men cartoon that started it all for me.

Same here. I fell in love with that series and Batman:TAS in the early 90's. It wasn't too long until I started buying comics after that.

#25 Posted by darktiger (4143 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

Watching the late 90's and early 2000's superhero shows, like Justice League/Justice League : Unlimited.

From there I got sucked into the comic world.

agreed

#26 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men comics from the early 80's and...

#27 Posted by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@Imagine_Man15 said:

I'm ashamed to say this but... the Adam West Batman series. My grandma had taped the whole series, and I watched it for hours on end while she was "babysitting" me. A few years later, Batman: TAS hooked me even deeper. As I got older, I looked deeper into the world of superheroes and became borderline obsessed... and here I am.

This is actually really cute XD

#28 Posted by Bogey (930 posts) - - Show Bio

My grandfather was the comic book artist who drew Batman. It's inherited in my DNA and the comics were free.

#29 Posted by MonsterStomp (15303 posts) - - Show Bio

Saw the Matrix and I was like "Daayyum!".

#30 Posted by acer51 (2208 posts) - - Show Bio

Few old dusty comics that used to be my dads, read um liked um.

I was little.

#31 Posted by red_titan (156 posts) - - Show Bio

the justice league show made me want to read my sister's marvel comic books, which she later threw away.

#32 Posted by BatWatch (2350 posts) - - Show Bio

How did I become a superheroes' lover?

Well, I'm just extremely sexy, so a lot of very powerful heroes have forced themselves upon me. It's a burden, but I can't say I didn't enjoy it. Oh yeah! (Kool-Aid Man voice)

The Superman/Batman scene you shared is one of the best superhero fight scenes put to film.

#33 Posted by BatWatch (2350 posts) - - Show Bio

@MonsterStomp said:

Saw the Matrix and I was like "Daayyum!".

???

@red_titan said:

the justice league show made me want to read my sister's marvel comic books, which she later threw away.

(screams) The horror! I hate to hear comic books going to waste.

#34 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

You can tell most of our ages by what got us into superheros, mostly 90s and early 00s, so mid 20s and late teens lol.

#35 Posted by MonsterStomp (15303 posts) - - Show Bio

@PsychoKnights: Well Neo is a hero from a point. It made me look into it more. I started debating without knowing actual feats, getting owned. Started looking up scans on superhero's was impressed. BOOM here I am. All because Neo flew at super speeds.

#36 Posted by DrEgonSpengler (473 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman The Movie. I saw it on VHS and the moment he soared into the sky to catch Lois Lane was perfect especially with John Williams score thumping in the backgroud.

#37 Posted by kasino (1320 posts) - - Show Bio

my dad...like one of 3 things we share

#38 Posted by BatWatch (2350 posts) - - Show Bio

@MonsterStomp said:

@PsychoKnights: Well Neo is a hero from a point. It made me look into it more. I started debating without knowing actual feats, getting owned. Started looking up scans on superhero's was impressed. BOOM here I am. All because Neo flew at super speeds.

Ah. Interesting.

#39 Posted by TheCannon (17839 posts) - - Show Bio

Curiosity. That was all.

#40 Posted by Lvenger (17892 posts) - - Show Bio

A mixture of things, one being the song Superman by Black Lace. Embarrassing I know but the last part with Superman really captured my interest in the character. Also Disney's Hercules shared a lot of similarities with Superman and I guess I transitioned that onto Superman in later years. And obviously the Superman: The Animated series, Batman: The Animated Series, the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon and Batman Beyond. That's what got me interested in superheroes. I didn't pick up comics every month though until 2007.

#41 Edited by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bogey said:

My grandfather was the comic book artist who drew Batman. It's inherited in my DNA and the comics were free.

Woooow, interesting. I want free comics to ;-;

#42 Posted by Catsnlynne (982 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched Super Hero Squad Show loved it and from there I started watching movies with super heroes in them. I now watch Green Lantern the Aminated Series, Young Justice, Avengers:Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-Man. I got interested in Marvel and DC Super Heroes and Villians because of this and got books from libraries to read about the different characters and of course my favorite of all is going to the comic book store and buying and reading my favorite comic books.
#43 Posted by TheSmallvillefan12 (181 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman: The Animated Series like a lot of other people

#44 Posted by JonesDeini (3619 posts) - - Show Bio

As an 80's babies saturday morning cartoons did it for me. I can't recall a single moment from my childhood that I wasn't inundated with Supeheros as a big part of my life.

#45 Posted by SmashBrawler (5433 posts) - - Show Bio

My dad lent me his comics when I was younger so I've been reading comic books since I have memory. I started buying my own comics when Cataclysm and No Man's Land came around

#46 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@eippihrellik said:

watched the batman animated series, batman beyond, spiderman and x-men cartoons when i was a kid my mom is actually who showed me the x-men her favorite superhero was always wolverine

:| I'm jealous. My entire family either doesn't really care about, or hates, comic books, and they don't love the fact that I'm so interested in them and that I talk about them somewhat often.

Anyway. When I got into superheroes is hard to say... Probably it was actually just from playing videogames and coming to love fictional, powerful good guys as a whole. My first action figure of a superhero specifically though, I think was a Batman figure with the Batglider. I liked the Spiderman movies too as a kid, now I think they suck though hah; what got me into comic books was actually a few things, first the teen titans anime (which made me wanna get Teen Titans New 52 issue 1, though it disappointed me because I didn't recognize the characters), then free comic book day and all the epic movies that kept coming out like The Dark Knight and Iron Man and so on.

#47 Posted by venomsapprentice (631 posts) - - Show Bio

When I saw the first Spider Man movie.

I became a Venom fan after playing Spider Man for the Play Station 1.

#48 Posted by Cap10nate (2122 posts) - - Show Bio

Watched Batman TAS and Spider man growing up but never really bought any comics. Over a year ago, I was travelling for work and wanted something to read in the hotels so on a whim I purchased the 1st Captain America omnibus by Brubaker. Now I'm hooked a couple thousand stories later.

#49 Posted by joshmightbe (24469 posts) - - Show Bio

Reruns of the Incredible Hulk TV show. My dad watched them religiously when I was a little kid and taught me to read with Hulk comics.