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.