By jakob187 25 Comments
Howdy, everyone! I am jakob187, and I wanted to just make an introductory blog to introduce myself.
I'm a regular at Giant Bomb (one of the top 3 forum posters), and I've decided to start splitting my time between that and Comic Vine. I'm a big music, movie, and video game fan. It's been a longtime since I've used the word "comic fan", as I've been out of the loop for a long time. I still pick up the occassional graphic novel and such, but I ran into a problem. See, back in my day, there was DC and Marvel. Image was just starting with Spawn. I remember when issue #1 LAUNCHED, and it was a nutty time. After that, so many comic companies started coming around, and there was a relative lack of interest in Marvel and DC stuff. I think the last comic series I bought a newsstand issue for was the Fatal Attractions crossover stuff for Marvel. Regardless, I love me some comics and graphics.
I've recently started getting back into comics more, but the other problem is that I don't know where to start. My tastes tend to lean more towards DC nowadays, because I realized that I liked their characters more than Marvel in a lot of respects. For instance, I've really wanted to start reading the stuff coming out for Blackest Night, but I don't know where to start!!! I'm sure that once I get familiar with all of the features here on Comic Vine, I'll be getting back into comics in no time!!!
So why the splitting of time between GB and CV? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my video games, as I work at a network gaming center. However, I have realized that there seems to be too many good comics coming out that I just don't want to ignore.
Therefore, any suggestions for really good story arcs (I prefer arcs rather than individual issues, unless the individual issues are worthwhile) would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully, I can become a decent member of the Comic Vine community. Thanks.
*EDIT* P.S. - I just read the rules, found out "no cussing on the forums"! Had to go check everything I've written so far to make sure I didn't!!! If you know me from GB, then you know that I can let it flow if need be. Man, it's gonna be weird dualing between the two now. lol