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Old 18-08-2009, 15:37
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Hope this is ok with the mods, the other sub-forums seem to have their own chit-chat thread so guessed we ought to here to!

So, who are we all?

I'm Daniel, I'm 31 (this is like AA!) and have been reading comics since a little nipper - most of the 80s Marvel UK stuff (Real Ghostbusters, Transformers, Action Force), then moved onto US Marvel and DC (especially Superman/Batman/Spider-Man) in the early 90s.

Stopped buying for a while, then in the mid-2000s moved onto current Marvel and DC, then found independents. Now I tend to just pick up Trades and anything that looks interesting should I find a decent shop.
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Old 18-08-2009, 16:07
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I'm Lee, and I've been reading comics pretty much since I came out the womb. I read everything I can lay my fingers on, from 2000AD/Judge Dredd, to most of the DCU and Marvelverses
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Old 18-08-2009, 18:40
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32 this year. I started with 2000AD when I was a kid (think it was around the time of "Necropolis"), & then later also the Judge Dredd Megazine.

Moved on to the various X-Men books from Marvel. Eventually ditched them though after having got fed up with the continuity & with the endless mega-crossovers which required buying every bloody title.

Got all the various Batman books for a while (from "Contagion" up until a few years ago), plus also several Batman GNs & TPBs etc. such as Year One, Long Halloween & Dark Victory, The Killing Joke, DKR, etc. Ditched the Batman books in the end due to, again, getting annoyed with big crossovers (& the intrusion of the rest of the DCU into Gotham - never liked that, all the alien crap etc.) & also partly 'cos I just stopped reading them (& other comics)... I had piles of them, shipped every month from my favourite store, & they were just building up unread.

I also have the whole of Preacher (plus specials & Ltds), along with a fair chunk of Witchblade & The Darkness from #1. Ditched Witchblade eventually as it didn't seem to be going anywhere, & ditched The Darkness as I wasn't impressed with vol.2 & didn't think it had really been that great since Ennis' excellent initial run back at the start of vol.1.


I still pick up the odd thing that interests me, but don't read regularly. I had considered getting back into the Bat-books, until I read about the latest couple of "Crisis" stories, & then also the recent "death" of Bruce Wayne, which all just put me off again. May try & get some of the recent TPBs though for big Bat-stories since I stopped collecting.


So much of my beloved collection is gone forever unfortunately

When I left home, & took my Batman, Preacher, Witchblade, & Darkness collections with me, as they were ongoing at the time.

I left all the 2000AD, Dredd, & Marvel stuff at my parents' house... and my Dad proceeded to shove it all in the shed to make space (fair enough I guess, there were quite a few boxes). Trouble is, it all got ruined by damp & then thrown out!

A few years later, when I later moved in with my then-girlfriend (now wife), I had to sacrifice some stuff for space reasons, so got rid of a fair chunk of Bat-family single issues (as by then I wasn't collecting regularly anyway). Now all I have are the various Batman GNs, TPBs, & Ltds etc., plus the Preacher, Witchblade, & The Darkness collections.


I'm actually planning on re-reading all my Bat-books again, starting with Year One. Then I think I'll re-acquire Cataclysm onwards as TPBs.
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Old 18-08-2009, 19:56
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I left all the 2000AD, Dredd, & Marvel stuff at my parents' house... and my Dad proceeded to shove it all in the shed to make space (fair enough I guess, there were quite a few boxes). Trouble is, it all got ruined by damp & then thrown out!
Consider yourself lucky it wasn't a flood, like the ones which hit Yorkshire in 2007, or your collection at home could've been wiped out too! Think on the bright side.
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Old 18-08-2009, 20:10
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Yeah, I suppose there is that!
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Old 18-08-2009, 20:15
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Ahhh how I miss the great Judge Death stories speaking of justice and death, anyone been keeping up with the latest DC event?
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Old 18-08-2009, 20:29
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"The crime issss life, the sentence isssss death!"

Judge Death was awesome.


I love the first Batman/Dredd crossover, Judgement on Gotham. Brought together two of my favourite comic book characters in Bats & Dredd. Wasn't keen on the later ones that much though.
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Old 21-08-2009, 10:46
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My name is Mike, im 25, and tend to stick to what i like in my comics at the moment.

Used to read anything and everything i could when i was younger. As a kid my best friends dad was an american and had a HUGE collection in their converted attic, so much so that i would beg my folks to let me stay over just so i could read Dave's Captain America's and X-Men books.

Big follower of Marvel, and in general the Ultimate line, as i found it a good jumping on point when i got back into comics about 2001. I also like the alternate universe stuff like Marvel Zombies and Apes. I do read some 616 stuff tho, a particular favourite being the Origin mini-series a few years back.

As a massive fan of the Evil Dead movies, i collect Army of Darkness comics and have every issue of that so far too.

As i say, i stick to what i know, but if you guys have any reccomendations ill gladly check them out!
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Old 23-08-2009, 13:35
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Hi I'm Ray and I'm an alcohol....no, I'm a Comic fan. Semi casual these days. As I'm 42, my childhood era was the war comics like Battle, Action and Victor. But all were more or less killed off by 2000AD, although the launch strip which had the Vorgons was a hangover from the war comics. The covers seemed really scary at the time. The Mekon. . the inverted man, where his body was a starfield or something like that and lots of scary aliens. Wasn't science fiction inventive back in the 70s? Gave away my huge early collection to charity years ago. Mistake that!

Now like Batman, Superman, Marvel collections, Star Wars collections and assorted oddities.
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Old 23-08-2009, 14:28
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Hello there. Im Andy, 46 years old, and when I was a kid, I used to read te usual.
Dandy
Beano
Whizzer and Chips
Sparky
2000 A.D.
Action ( before Mary Whitehouse and the likes got hold of it and they removed all the violence !)
Cor !
Now, the only comic I read is VIZ.
(The wife calls Viz a comic. I call it a magazine !)
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Old 24-08-2009, 09:01
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Anyone see DS's "X Factor cancellation rumour surfaces" headline on the front page - sure there'll be a few people conned by that one. Love it!
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Old 31-08-2009, 03:54
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I tend to keep away from the front page - I'm sick to the back teeth of hearing what direction peter andre wiped his arse in and with how many sheets this morning.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:30
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The only way id read about him is if he was wiping his arse with Amazing Fantasy 15
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:25
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Hi

My name is Kate and I'm a comic book fan in remission

I used to read them in my teens / twenties (am 30 now) but they fell by the wayside when I settled and had my two kids. Shame really because I did love them - I still have a chest full of them at my Dad's house, keep meaning to ask him to bring it over so I can see what I had and revisit everything.

I was never really geeky about it and I don't know if there is any comic-book snobbery out there, but I loved X-Men, loved Deadpool for a while, then found Sandman, Preacher and Constantine (that went on for ages though, didn't it? I only really read the Ennis / Dillon issues I think). I dabbled in 2000 AD but that wasn't a regular thing.

I haven't read any comics for about five years now and would love some recommendations
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Old 09-10-2009, 19:27
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Does anybody go to conventions or marts?

If so which ones do you go to and are you going to any, anytime soon.
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Old 04-11-2009, 20:58
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I'm 55 and was brought up on comics like Playhour, Harold Hare, Buster Beezer, TV 12 plus US fare like The Flash, Marvel Tales and Alan Class reprints.
I taught myself to draw by copying US comic books.
I still read US things but being an obsessive, I have to limit the series I follow: currently it's Powers, Top 10, Walking Dead and LXG. Gave up on Promethea and Fables.
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