Comic books at age 30?  

rm_Almondnut 44F
318 posts
2/6/2005 11:06 pm

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Comic books at age 30?

Today is gonna be one busy day. I have to finish 3 art projects
and try to get in as many hours at work as possible. I probably
should not have spent 3 hours this morning laying by the
window, smelling the moisy rainy air, eating crackers,
and reading comics...but, it was so quiet..and cool..and
wet smelling. And to be honest..I really enjoy reading
comics. I used to scorn them like some kids thing..thinking
that adults like me should only read "adult"
books. I'd look at comic readers as the type of people
who live in mom's basement, had a job at a pizza place,
and did poorly at school. But as I read the ones that were
brought home..I realized that comics had really good storylines
with excellent art. It was a pleasure to read them. There
are very adult issues in there - like genocide, pacifism,
political issues, gay rights, divirsity, and character
development. I don't feel immature reading them anymore.
Still..I do feel a little embarassed browsing for them
in the library in the "teen" section. At 30,
I'd hardly qualify as a teen.


2/13/2005 12:58 pm

should see my collection, have about 12 long boxes, and a compleate edition howard the duck from early 70's on

RamalHyposSired 43M
17 posts
2/17/2005 1:08 pm

IMHO some of the independent comic companies (or off shoots of large ones) are the last bastion of the independent writer. Comics allow a writer freedom to exspress things that are often diffacult with just words or art. I recomend that you read 'The Crow' by James O'Barr. It was the basis for the movien in which brandon lee died. However, the comic is almost nothing like the movie. The movie is an emotional action flick where as the comic book is mostly an exploration of the psyche of a hurt person. How far is one willing to go for revenge? Will one become a monster just to destroy a monster?

rm_Bladesong 42F
476 posts
6/29/2005 1:53 pm

Yeah I am almost 30 and I have a large comic collection as well. I was raised in a comic collecting family. I stopped for a while in the early 90's because they got silly. I have 10 short boxes because they stay better than long boxes but my collection is growing. And if you like comics you really should join City of Heroes. You get to be a super hero. Its cool. So you can live in almost a comic realm. But honestly I don't think that only "teens" or kids should read comic books. They do have good story lines and excellent art. And usually they are all done by just ordinary people like anyone else just trying to get by.

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12/4/2005 8:26 pm

I use to collect everything from the 80's and i mean everything they r still in boxes part of me wants to sell them but another part of me has good memories of just stitting in my room reading them and relaxing.....ahhhhhh those were the the way X3 trailer this monday

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