I've never read a comic before.
I used to read comics, but haven't for a while.
I usually read Marvel Comics
I never really read that much comics. A few here and there like Preacher, The Walking Dead, and 100 Bullets. I never really got into them because I felt I would be really lost on what was going on. So when I found out about this reboot, I knew it would be the perfect time to get back into it. These are the ones i've gotten so far.
Deathstroke - Didnt really like this at all. I have the first two issues but only read the first. Dont know if i'll bother to read the second one.
Detective Comics - Pretty good. I've enjoyed all three issues. Its not without some problems but I like it overall and plan to keep reading it.
Demon Knights - Like this one. Definitely going to keep reading it.
Swamp Thing - My favorite one. Really great. Fantastic writing.
I plan to get some other ones next week. The Penguin mini series, Batman(which I hear is great), and Animal Man.
I'm a lapsed comic reader; I used to collect Marvel but stopped around when Busiek left Avengers. I've kept up with what's been going on at Marvel via CBR and other sites but nothing there interests me anymore (Except for Alpha Flight, which they just cancelled).
I read about the new 52 everywhere and it genuinely got me excited so I decided to check it out.
I ended up checking out about 40 of the new 52 titles, and have since narrowed down to 28 ongoings (Plus the Huntress limited). I'm excited to start collecting again;and even more, I've gotten my roommate to start reading them as well. He anticipates comic book Wednesday almost as much as I do now.
I'm a 43 year-old playwright and educator, and I was a huge comics fan as a kid. I bought Miller's Daredevil and Claremont/Byre's X-men, and Wolfman/Perez comics from a rotating rack in a convenience store in the early 80's. I stopped reading comics in college when I got too busy with school. Iíve kept up with comics, but I hadnít bought as issue in years. Although I'm reading a lot more comics now that the ne 52 is underway, I actually got back into it with Blackest Night. I just kept reading how great it was, so I picked up all of the collected editions in hardback. GREAT series. I decided to buy Brightest Day as they came out, and it was fun to into a comic shop each week and pick up a few things. At first, the idea of the New 52 really ticked me off. Just when I was trying to understand the continuity, they decided to blow it up, especially since Blackest Night / Brightest Day seemed to try very hard to establish some ground rules for how the DCU was going to work. But, the reviews of the new DCU titles were so good, I had to give it a try. And, Iím glad I did. Iím currently reading 6 titles, and the more reviews I read, the more titles I pick up. Itís nice to be in on the ground floor. When I hear a title is good, I can go to the shop and pick up the first three issues and be all caught up. Itís been tons of fun.
I came from the X-Boards!
The only DC I was reading before the reboot was Batwoman, now I like too many to afford them.
welcome newbies! haha stopu, have you checked out tt and superboy?
As a kid I was really really into comics (started '89 at age 4) by the time I started high school I stopped. Began reading again when I came across Infinite Crisis #1, stayed thru 52 and Civil War (blah), but ended up following The Goon, and a few independents here and there till my LCS closed later that year.
Without a way to get comics I fell out of the hobby, yet again. Fast forward to this year I discovered a new LCS when my buddy started to get interested in comics due to the plethora of comic book based games, movies, and cartoons. Still I didn't see anything that really interested me, but I was mainly there because of my friend and he was all Marvel.
Jump ahead to September I decided to check out DC's relaunch and I was hooked. Got my buddy to switch over too.
Unfortunately about 3 weeks (or whenever Hawkman 3 came out) I had to stop going to the LCS I was getting my weekly fix from. The owner just started being a dick and made me feel uneasy being there, but what really made me give the place up was when he took the last copy of Hawkman 3 out of my hands (wasn't going to buy was just looking at the cover) for his pulls.
Now I go to a collectors store which sells comics, even non Marvel and DC titles that the LCS didn't.
I'm currently on the cusps of going completely digital since I purchased a Kindle Fire.
I suppose you could call me a lapsed reader of sorts.
I was reading Marvel titles back in high school but stopped after having event burnout there. I had also started reading Batman titles just before that point but the vote to kill off then Robin Jason Todd left me cold and I quit for good.
Fast forward several decades later when I found myself intrigued by Japanese Manga and had started collecting it. This brought me back into the comic shop at first only because that was where the manga was at the time since it wasn't as mainstream as it is now. Fast forward again a few years and I found myself picking up an issue of Red Robin and the Transformers ongoing because of the covers. I read them both and started to back track and wound up collecting Batman and Robin, Red Robin and Teen Titans with regularity until the reboot happened as well as the Transformers ongoing.
Since the reboot I have tried around 25 or so titles and have decide to stick with about 19 or so. I'm having a great time with comics again and can't wait to get to the comic store each week.
Current Top Ten Comics: Earth 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Talon, Demon Knights, Transformers: Regeneration One, Young Avengers, Batman Beyond Unlimited, Nightwing, Flash, Aquaman
As a kid, I grew up reading Marvel. From G.I. Joe, to Transformers, to Spider-Man. Then later got into a few Image comics. Then life just got so busy, I barely had time for anything. I stopped reading and collecting comics for a few years and only recently got back into it when I heard about the New 52. It felt like a breath of fresh air and that I could easily get back into reading and collecting, again.
All I read now are DC Comics. I'm glad to have gotten into them. Before my "break", the last DC Comic I read was the series about the Death of Superman.
I normally read and collect Marvel. Dabbled in DC here and there though the years but always liked Marvel better. I decided the New 52 would be a great jump back on point and have been keeping up mostly with Justice League and Green Lantern. Love both, but still don't understand why there needs to be so many GL titles...
I met quite a few of DC's writers and artists at FanExpo Canada this year and that only further increased the size of my pull list. I'll be picking up somewhere between eight and twelve DC titles monthly.
Been a full-on DC reader since the relaunch. I've been interested since I started watching Linkara's show: Atop the Fourth Wall. Though I've picked up Jamie Reyes' first 9 issues as the Blue Beetle years ago, I've stopped and haven't read anything else.
During the reluanch I've picked up and liked: Red Lanterns, Green Lantern Corps, Aquaman, Batman, Teen Titans, Savage Hawkman, Batwoman, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Flash, Nightwing, Blue Beetle, Superman, The Fury of Firestorm, Green Arrow, Static Shock, and Demon Knights.
It's also inspired me to try later, when I get the money: Mister Terrific, Batgirl, Captain Atom, and Green Lantern.
From Marvel: Spider-man, Deadpool, and the Incredible Hulk (the new series with the green Hulk, not the Red one). EDIT: Also to try Wolverine & the X-men which split from Schizim (which I have not read but heard was crap, and had no interest in anyway).
From Before Flashpoint Era: Judd Winick's Green Arrow run, Chuck Dixon's Nightwing run, Geoff John's Blackest Night and JSA, Brad Meltzer's JLA run, and Gail Simone's Wonder Woman run.
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