BOSTON, July 22, 2012 - I’m 43 years old and I love comic books. I have a great job, I don’t have any bodies buried in my back yard, I have even gone on dates with actual women. I’m here to say that it’s cool to read comic books. Don’t hide your face when you enter a comic book store. Walk in with your head held high! If I can’t convince you yet to enter a store, but you’re curious about the comic book world, you are in luck. Marvel, DC and most comic book publishers release their comic books digitally via their websites. You can read the comics on your laptop, iPad, Kindle Fire or even your iPhone. Sites like Comixology have all the issues from multiple comic publishers.
Comic book writing is at its finest these days. Brian Michael Bendis is one of the most popular and talented writers in the biz. His work for “Ultimate Spider Man”, “The Avengers” and more is well written, fun, exciting and yes enjoyable for adults. Bendis’ “Spider-Men” mini-series which brings 2 Spider-Men from two different universes together is epic. His “Powers” series which focuses on two cops in a world filled with super heroes is must reading for any comic book fan. The comic is being transformed into a TV series for FX.
Remember Judd Winick from MTV’s “Real World”? Judd is currently one of my favorite comic book writers. When I see his name on the cover of a comic, I know I’m guaranteed a great story. His current books “Catwoman” and “Batwing” for DC are intelligent and a blast to read.
Brain K. Vaughn’s “Y The Last Man” and “Ex-Machina” are two excellent series that ended their run. I highly recommend buying the first graphic novel collections of both series. But be warned, you’ll get hooked. Both series are also available for purchase via the web.
These are just a few examples of some great comic books on the market today. If you love to read, appreciate great artwork and storytelling, grab some comics and have some fun! Don’t worry, you’ll still be cool.
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