As far back as I remember I was in awe with Batman. I am almost 40 years old, and this fascination survived many iterations and long periods of disinterest.
But only untill ca. 6 years ago i took an interested in the source material.
Me and my wife decided on concieving a chield. As a passionate smoker, i decided i would stop smoking a year im advance (give or take) in order to cleanse my genetic material as much as possible.
The motivation was there (the child), but I still needed a supstitute. Something that always intruiged me and would allow me to blow money on for my own satisfaction, so the cash i would burn by smoking was gone for something positive.
I turned to comics and never smoked one cig ever since.
I read various stuff, from Preacher, Punisher MAX, through the whole TOP COW Artifacts universe upto finally the Bat-family. So with the assisstance of Sara Pezini and Bruce Wayne, me and my Liliana are healthier beeings.
My favorite comics are:
The Punisher by Garth Ennis
Witchblade by Ron Marz (among others)
Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka
Birds of Prey by Gail Simone
And Batman as a whole...