I’m reading comic books again, for the first time in a long time. I’m a lapsed fan who has returned to the fold. I grew up in the 80s and 90s. As a kid I loved Spider-Man and Superman and Spawn. I collected Grant Morrison’s JLA and Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon in high school. When I hit university, I stopped. Partly because I didn’t have the money, but more because I didn’t have the time to devote to comics.
Nearly fifteen years later, I’ve started collecting again – visiting my local comic shop once a week, tracking down back issues in antique stores, and bidding on hard-to-find comics on eBay.
Ultimately, I think it was the Golden Age of Superheroes that brought me back to the comic shop. The stories being told on the big and small screens were good enough that they made me wonder what I was missing, and they made me long for the pastime of my youth. Maybe I’m unique, but I suspect I’m not.
This is a blog about comic books and superheroes. I hope you like it.