To celebrate Geek Week and because I had a lot of fun writing about how I got into role-playing games and how my hobby evolved a couple years ago (all parts linked in this post), I decided to do the same with the comics hobby. How did I get into it? How did my tastes change? Why is it still part of my life? I'm thinking it'll be in three parts, at a rate of one a week. I hope these recollections (hopefully not too corrupted by time) will be entertaining, but I want to hear about your experiences with the comic book hobby too. You can use the comments section, or write on your own space somewhere (be sure to give us a link!). It's always interesting to see how fellow fans got into something you're interested in, compare notes and so forth. So without further ado...
A Family Affair
And yet, it wouldn't be until I was 12 (or 1983) that I would purchase, read, and go bananas for my first full-color, English-language, superhero comic. Shall we stop there and keep it a surprise?
In Part II: Buying Comics... IN SPACE! (I'll explain next week.) In the meantime, please, feel free to describe your own earliest experiences with the comics medium. I can't wait to hear them!