I've been reading comics since I was about 9 years old. My first comics were hammy downs from a lady's son who out grew comics. She gave me both Batman and Superman 10 cent adventures, some wolverine comics and (I think) Spawn. From there I found reading to be fun. I am kinda dyslexic so reading in class always discouraged me from reading on my own. I wasn't until I got my first comics I wanted to read. I actually got to use comics for book reports through out my schooling career. I wasn't until a few years ago I've realized how comic books are more mature with some really compelling stories than most people think. So I strongly encourage people to give comic books a try.