First I started getting into comics by reading one of Spiderman by cousin had. After that, movies finished what that comic started. How did it happen to you guys?
One of my closest friends bugged me until I went to one of my local comic stores and asked what was good and had Batman in it. I read the Long Halloween. It was amazing but I didn't really get into comics until she kept bugging me and I went and got Nightwing. Now I'm hooked lol.
For me it was the Justice League cartoons and a video a friend showed me.
I'd gotten all the seasons of the Justice League and really loved the characters (besides the Trinity) I saw, especially Green Lantern, and I wanted to learn more about their comic counterpart.
But before that, my friend showed me a video of Marvel's Civil War and it looked interesting so I went to the comic store to check it out. I liked what I saw, so I got it, alongside a few Nightwing comics and Green Lantern/ Green Lantern Corps comics. And after a few more visits, I discovered the Fantastic Four and now I'm permanent inhabitant of Comicbook Land. :D What can I say, I'm a sucker for team books and the Fantastic Four and Green Lantern Corps are the best in my book.
I got into Superman as a character after watching the movie on TV. I was also quite into the Spidey cartoons. My parents had gotten me the funny comics before that (Beano, Dandy etc.), I noticed the Superman and Spider-man ones in the local corner shop and asked for those as well. This is all early to mid eighties for those of you working on my biography. I remember getting the Secret Wars sticker album (and trading at school, I remember one for the '86 World Cup as well), though I've no idea what happened to it. Probably my little brother.
I started to read at an early age and I noticed comics on the newspaper stands in the city, so my parents bought me some. I originally read the UK reprints of the older Marvel Hulk and Spiderman comics (I think it was renamed Mighty World of Marvel). Now that does seem a long time ago...
"my name when i found out where i got it from. my fathers name is Bruce Wayne S------ SR and im a JR it made school a living hell. so it all started with batman. funny thing is im not that big a batman fan.
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ha thats kinda cool... but only to us... which makes it kinda funny :)
Rotten gun says:
"acewasp23 says:"my name when i found out where i got it from. my fathers name is Bruce Wayne S------ SR and im a JR it made school a living hell. so it all started with batman. funny thing is im not that big a batman fan.ha thats kinda cool... but only to us... which makes it kinda funny :)"
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the worst part is when i work with the cops, i always get the to the bat-mobile line.
My second grade teacher had about 5 issues of Spider-Man on her bookshelf. I think they were all a part of a particular story arc that had Moon Knight, Night Thrasher, and Nova in them. I used to read them everyday in class. I used to have a issue of Superman: The Man of Steel, where a version of Bizarro seemingly dies, I think. Been a while since I read it. In the third grade, I had a Wildcats comic, a 3-in-1 Spider-Man comic (featuring Will-O the Wisp, Tarantula up until his transformation, Human Torch, and the Beetle), and some others that I can't remember.
my mom. my mom was into comics when she was a kid, so when they first came out. she mentioned being heavily
into Fantastic 4, Wonder Woman, Thor and Hulk comics. when i was five she bought me a bunch of Secret Wars figures, as well as Dooms Tower and his copter. and a few comics. i was bed-ridden alot, and she got me lots of comics, and Fleer superhero cards.
I used to read a few when I was a kid, but I wasn't a major fan or anything. Then a couple of years back I was browsing random nonsense online when I read about Superman Red son.
I liked the premise so ordered a copy. I thoroughly enjoyed it, then when i was talking to a friend about it he said he had a load of books I could borrow. So he lent me a whole bunch of elseworld stories, all the 3 crisis plotlines, a good chunk of the civil war stuff, a bunch of marvel what ifs and probably 200 or so "regular" comics. then when I was looking for stories on flashes rogues I found comicvine. Laughed my ass off reading some of the Goku Vs Superman thread. Eventually decided to sign up. I wouldn't say I'm an obsessive fan or anything (I mainly enjoy elseworld/ what if stories) But I do like to use this site to get info and look for stories that I think would interest me.
When I was younger, I used to watch all the cartoons of Superman, Batman, Spider-man, X-men, and all of them which is what got me into Superheroes, but it wasn't until recent years with all the Superhero movies like Superman Returns, Spider-man 3 (I know they were both not very good, but whatever) that actually made me get into comics.
I always had a fascination with Superman before I can even remember. There was something about that S that stood out to me at a young age. My parents would always buy me toys and what not, but my earliest remembered of comics is when my brother and his buddy use to walk over town to get the new comic out that day. I wasn't allowed to go because I was too young, so I'd wait for them to get back, and just look at the pictures with them. I was always the spectator and also would watch them draw characters like Superman, Wolverine, and Batman all the time.. there is just something so appealing to a child when it comes to colors, and Red, Blue, and Yellow had me hooked.
During my teen years, and mixups with school and sports, I got away from the comic scene for about a little over a decade, until I found some old comics in my brothers room when I was looking for a movie. It brought back so many memories that I decided it was time to hop back into it again. I was excited. This was around the time James Robinson took over as Superman, and I told my local comic shop that it's been awhile and I'm starting to get back into it. I re-searched what was going on and it was just fait that the Superman books were jumping into a story where it was a perfect, fresh new start to Superman with a new writer, and fresh storylines of New Krpyton. I re-searched the issues and bought like 15 at once to catch up. Now I'm a buff again and collecting as many back issues as I can. I'm glad I'm back into it, It's exciting to rekindle a passion from your childhood.
" My dad drew for Chaos Comics on a mini-series back in the day. Being the co-creator,he received a butt-load (too small of a word) of copies. Growing up and desiring to read,guess what I had around me?I share the exact same origin as this bloke.
Loved 'em ever since. "
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