Saturday, May 3, 2008

3 Questions About Comics and Me


So Nick tagged me. Luckily some of these questions I was going to post about anyway.

1) What was the first comic you remember reading?

I fully realize how lame this sounds. Despite my brothers having a huge comic collection, this is the first one I remember owning and trying to read. I couldn't figure out how to read the panels at the tender age of 5, so I don't remeber much of the story and don't really care. 

2) What was the first comic that made you realize that you might be in this for the long haul?


I might take some flack for this but it was acutually New Avenegrs. I got into comics around May of 2004. My comics budget was very tight and my cousin had also been buying comics. He read more marvel and I read DC. So i'd borrow his copies of New Avengers. Around issue 8 he quit buying comics and I inherited his New Avnegers collection and realized I didn't want to stop reading the book. So it made me think I might be into this for a while. 

3) If you had to make a snap decision to take one comic or one comic run to a desert island, what would it be? Don’t think too hard! 


Alot of people don't like Mike Allred but I love him. He got me into comics. I picked up issue 1 of X-Statix at a bookstore in 2002. It sat on my shelf till 2004 and I decided to track down the rest of the run. This book is entertaining funny and thought provoking. I love the art and I love the characters. Most of all I felt like I discovered it. This comic makes me feel like I'm in a special club of people that like X-Statix. In fact if you look at my pic, I'm rocking my X-statix tee.

  

3 comments:

Nick said...

Nice picks

Dr. Retro said...

Interesting. I've never read any of those comics. Let me guess. X-Statix must be about mutants?

I've responded to your tag and appreciate the opportunity to stroll down memory lane.

Swinebread said...

I've never heard of Dark Water...

and Allred is great!