I love comic books. You wouldn’t think so.
My parents wouldn’t let me get comic books when I was younger. We didn’t have the grocery store rack. And we lived 25 minutes from the nearest comic book store. Even when in “the city”, my Mom was not supportive of getting comic books…bad part of town, unsavory behavior, etc.
But I love them.
I’m not into any specific canon. Or character. I can pick up most graphic novels and read them, cover to cover.
I’m especially a fan of 70’s and 80’s graphic art.
This year the kids were old enough to both appreciate Free Comic Book Day.
It’s the first Saturday in May. We went with our usual sidekicks, and visited the nearest store. We picked up a whole lot of loot.
A got a Transformers book, Pokemon & Ironman Novels, and recent (age-appropriate) Avengers books.
C got a Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, My Little Pony books, and a Donald Duck novel.
I got a Guardians of the Galaxy book, a 70’s compilation, and a couple of old Xmen comics.
I’m very supportive of the comic book habit. Good stories, good art, and literacy all rolled into one.
I’m thinking I might want to now get “into” a series. Too bad there are too many to choose from, and my brain is full of other stuff, making it hard to make decisions. If you’re into that sort of thing — leave some suggestions in the comments; I might take you up on it!!
P.S. To finish off the day, we took the kids to a local pizza place/video arcade. If it had a roller rink and a pool hall, we would have called this a Throwback weekend…all the stuff Momma loved to do as an 80’s kid that was off-limits. 🙂