We all know what our first book was but sometimes it isn't very good.
So what was the comic book that made you decide that you were going to start reading comics and why?
@Irishlad: Actually I wwatched the Thor film, then re-searched all the internet about him. Then joined here and bought some comics a weeklater. After reading Mighty Thor #1I was sold on marvel. Just read Identity Crisis now love DC as well.
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Me? I have no clue. But I remember my dad drew this amazing drawing of Superman. After that, he became my favorite comic character ever, and I began to love comics.
But first was Superman: The Animated Series.
So, it was my dad's Superman drawing, the Superman cartoon of the 90's, then comics, which my dad introduced to me.
He hates my comic obsession lol.
My biggest attractions to comics were Batman: The Animated Series and especially Teen Titans. The Teen Titans showed me a broader spectrum of superheroes and that they could work together, while also heavily attracting me to the odd but awesome Doom Patrol. I first started reading comics seriously with Blackest Night and the Keith Giffen Doom Patrol series. The details of my introduction to comic fandom can be accounted for in this list I made.
I was always interested in the characters growing up with Batman TAS and Spiderman but I never read any books until I heard Captain America was coming out as a movie. I bought Brubaker's first omnibus on Cap with the Winter Soldier and i was hooked. Since then, I have donated about $1,500 to Comixology just reading all the great older stories that I have missed out on along with the new monthlies I pick up now.
Honestly, the very first comic my father bought for me when he was buying us ice cream. Wolverine #41. My father eventually took me to the comic store where he bought me about twenty used Judge Dredd and Power Pack comics. Later I read up on Captain Universe, Rom, Captain Marvel, Silver Surfer, Howard the Duck, X-Men, Alpha Flight, West Coast Avengers, most of the Marvel Team-Ups, Superman and so on. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. Space-themed superheroes were my main thing.
This may be going slightly off topic but do you guys think Tv Shows played a big part when comics once had like crazy numbers?
It's just there is very little comic tv shows out now and the ones that are out either aren't for everyone or aren't very good.
@Irishlad: I honestly think there are few good comic tv shows, even though most of them are directed towards the younger generation. My favorite one right now is Avengers EMH.One of the best things about it is that it's loyal to the comic books. It's actually really sad that it has been canceled. Let's hope Avengers Assemble is half as good.
@Irishlad: I know your tv question wasn't directed toward me, but i'd like to have a say of that if i may? I think to a good extent, yes they did. Like the 90's, you had a few reboots and spikes in sales with stuff like Grant Moorison's JLA, and Jim Lee on Xmen. Also around those same time theres was the xmen animated show and batman/superman animated shows which I think were really instrumental in making kids go out and by those books.
On the topic of what made me follow comics, it would probably be Watchmen and Hellblazer. At first I was into more darker stuff, but then Moorison's All Star Superman really got me into some of the more mainstream stuff.
when i was in elementary school we had a book fair and i saw "the death of superman" and i saw Batman:HUSH and i bought them since i watched batman:TAS and superman:TAS every day. and since then i've been reading comics off and on. i got back into them last year when i heard DC was relaunching.
I was feeling depressed at some point about 12 years ago, dealing with a lot of stuff I couldn't stand at school and such. So I just wanted to change my mind and escape somewhere. I thought about all the fun I had years earlier watching Batman:TAS. So I went to a comic store and book a batman trade, never looker back. Comics are awesome.
I was always interested in Marvel because of the movies and despised DC for no reason. One day my mom went to Barnes and Noble to get a book and I told her to ask for some Marvel comics. I had no idea how to enter comics but I asked anyways. She came home with The Mighty Thor 4 and 5, and Wolverine vs Marvel Universe issue 2. I read the first 2 pages of Wolvie but my bro nagged me so the first book I ever completed was The Mighty Thor issue 4. I also learned that day that comics were not a quarter and that story arcs lasted several issues. I did plenty of research and jumped into the world of comics. Plus, I really like DC now, more than Marvel.
As far as I can remember it's always just been there, I had older brothers who were into the comics from when they were kids and I inherited them so was always exposed to that world in one way shape or form, as well as the Cartoons like X-men and Batman The Animated Series.
Back b4 Walmart a kid could view comics @ any grocery stores magazine rack and that's where I first viewed Marvels Team Up's Spider-man & Nighthawk vs. Meteor Man. Funny how those olden comics sold for a quarter and were just as enjoyable to read compared to the $3.99 comics today or the $5.99 in the future. I <3 Dynamite / DC / Valiant :)
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