Modern Literary Classics
Those of you who know me, are already aware of this, but for those readers that I have not had the privilege of meeting in person – I love comic books. When I was 12, a cousin who was staying with us at the time introduced me to comic books. Specifically I started off reading Uncanny X-Men’s X-Tinction Agenda.
I loved it from the start; I was hooked.
Over the next few years, the majority of my allowance went to comics – almost exclusively Marvel comics. Later when Image arrived on scene, they also took their fair share of my money. For whatever reason I didn’t get into DC comics until much later. In my twenties I kept reading and buying certain Marvel X-titles, but spent most of my time reading graphic novels from DC’s Vertigo imprint. My favorites included: The Invisibles, Sandman, Hellblazer, and Transmetropolitan.
These days my purchases are still healthy, and Iron Man and Batman have entered the list of titles I adore, otherwise little has changed. Except that I only ever purchase digital comic books these days of course. For the better part of a decade, I only purchased graphic novels, but now with the advent of tablet, one can carry an entire library in the palm of the hand; I just checked, and 1052 comic books on my ipad.
What titles do you enjoy? Do you love the medium as much as I do, or do you still prefer your weekly floppies?