Make this snowflake excited for the next issue again!
August 12, 2013 2:16 PM Subscribe
Help me get back into comic books after years away.
posted by Hennimore to media & arts (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In the late 80's, when I was a kid, I was super into Spider-Man. I'd constantly call the comic store near me to see when the next issue was coming out.
Recently, I've been into music and sports fandom and it's getting me back in touch with that excitement I had as a kid. I'm satiated as far as music and sports are concerned, so I'm looking to branch out and really get into a comic book. I just went into a comic store a few hours ago and was totally overwhelmed and didn't want to ask the guy behind the counter for fear of feeling pressured to buy something.
I want to read a comic that is intelligent, and has an intense fandom that the writers and artists who make the comic respond to. It'd be great if the fanship had a sarcastic sense of humor and wasn't totally brainwashed, too.
As an adult, I've liked Fun Home, Eightball, Persepolis, some Joe Matt, Palestine, Blue Pills, Ghost Ship, Hutch Owen, Doofus and True Swamp, Tales From The Crypt (and lesser known EC titles).
As you might be able to tell, I went through a snobbish period where I didn't want to read anything involving superheros. Last year, I read The Watchmen, and this changed everything.
I'm looking to read something clever, mature (I'm in my 30's). I can't stand latent racism, sexism or homophobia in what I read (...ok ok EC is a product of its times!!!).
I remember reading some 'Gang War' era Amazing Spider-Man as a kid. I love reading mafia stuff, and if something like this were happening again, it may interest me.
Ah, since I mentioned Amazing Spiderman, another caveat: I'd prefer something that has a bit of respect for fans. That whole thing in the 80's/90's with Spectacular Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man, Spider-Man, etc. was a real screw. Having to buy so much product every month will not be affordable for me.
Final request: I'd like to be in a position where I'm jonesing for the next issue, but while I catch up with whatever I choose to pursue, I'd like to be able to access anthologized collections of old issues at the library as opposed to paying cash for them. I live near a great library system.