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Simulacrum wrote:I used to read a ton of comic books as a kid. Spider Man was of course my favorite, but I loved all the big Marvel books. Eventually my tastes matured to things like Cerebus and Hate. If you've never heard of Cerebus, it's 300 issues chronicling of the life of a Conan-like Aardvark. Very smart, snappy, and intelligent. I still read those from time to time. I would whole-heartedly recommend that one to anyone who enjoys good reading.
Lately I was lured back into a comic book store to pick up the Dark Tower comic books- they're quite good. However, I've lost the enchantment I used to have as a kid. I just see thin books with pictures that are ridiculously overpriced when I look at them now. I don't understand the passion people still have for collecting them, although I still enjoy reading them from time to time.
The exception are the classic comic books. I have a huge run of Amazing Spider Man, old X-Men, Iron Man, Wolverine... the good stuff. Looking at those classic oldies still evoke feelings of joy in my heart.
bigken117 wrote:When I was a kid I trade my Wolverine #1 for Punisher #1....not so good. Don't have any left. I spend all my spare $ on cards.
Pablo975 wrote:Then I read Preacher. When it ended, I stopped reading comics as they will never be better than Preacher. Everything to come is a let down (for my interests anyway).
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