I’m pretty sure I was doomed from the start, to be a geek that is. I recall being in love with fantasy, sci-fi, comics and video games from an early age. I could go on about my myriad geeky tastes, but we’re here for the comics right? I started comics in the “dark ages” of the 90s when hype and wannabe collectors were driving the market. I remember card stock, foil, holographic, and scratch-n- covers and what a confusing nightmare it could be to a young kid. Its a wonder I continued. My very first comic was this:
Thats right, not even the “real” thor. I thought the cover was cool and we were on a long trip, so I picked it up in the gas station we stopped at. I kept reading for a few years, but sort of fell out of the habit in high school.
Many years later while at a mall waiting for a movie to start I saw a Robin (Tim Drake and still one of my favorite characters) book and noticed it was a crossover with Batgirl, of course this meant I had to pick up Batgirl and then complete the story. Then I told myself I’d only pick up Robin and Batgirl. I think we all know where this goes right? I now spend far too much money on comics, but its really one of the best hobbies out there, you’ve got superheroes, mysteries, crime, drama, comedies, you name it and someone has probably made a comic in a genre you love. Thanks for reading this navel gazing session and enjoy the show.