By ChrisPartin 12 Comments
I've often wondered how people start reading comics in today's market. Do they go in to a comic shop? Do they see comics at Wal-Mart? Do they see the graphic novel section at Barnes & Noble? Maybe they pick up something at the library and that gets them started? What does it?
Growing up, my local comic book shop was a corner market down the road a bit from my grandparents' house. My cousins, my brother, and I would walk down there as kids to pick up some candy or a Coke or something like that. Eventually we keyed in on the spinner rack full of comics and bought one. My cousin and I were the ones that really got in to them for the first year or so. We mainly used them to draw by, but eventually I got hooked on reading them. From there... the rest is history.
So, I'm curious - where did you see your first comic book? What motivated you to buy it?