lgndofzelda said: What's your favorite video game??
My favourite video game is Portal 2! Although I am also in love with both of the Left 4 Dead games, Fallout 3 and the Assassins Creed games, (not including #1 which I felt got incredibly repetitive…) I still haven’t gotten a chance to play Bioshock Infinite which breaks my heart because I was so looking forward to it… But I’ll get to it eventually and I know it will be great!
As a comic lover, I have no problem picking up new things, giving #1 issues a chance and hopping into long running series at places that seem reasonable. But what if you’re new to the comic book world and you don’t know where to start?
Getting into comics may seem daunting… What do I read? Where do I start? What is good?… But there are a few simple steps you can take toward comic reading that are SO easy.
1. Find a local comic book shop and ask the owner what you should read. Obviously each person will have a different answer, but you can bet they know their material. They will most likely ask you what kind of thing you want to read. (Remember… There are ALL kinds of comics. Superheroes, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, comedy, mystery ect… Go into the shop knowing what sorts of things interest you.) From there the shop owner can guide you toward what is good, popular and/or new.
2. If you know you want to read something specific… Just do a little research! Jumping onto long running titles can be intimidating because you don’t know the history. No problem! If you want to start reading an X-Men title… Just wiki search X-Men, read about the history of the Marvel Universe, and check out the trade paper collections for the more recent title runs! (For instance… I know All New X-Men has a couple new trade papers out. I also know that All New X-Men has been an excellent run so far. Go research what happened before All New, and then just hop on!) It can be a little bit of work, but don’t feel like the only way you can ever start reading an X-Men series is by starting ALL the way at the beginning…
3. Another great way to get introduced to excellent titles is by checking out nominees for comic book awards. The biggest comic book award out there is the Eisner award. (click here for a list of the nominees…) If you look at who was nominated, that can give you a good idea of some quality stuff to check out! Another good comic book award is the Harvey Award. (For a list of the nominees go here —> http://www.themarysue.com/harvey-award-nominees/ ) Please note that Hawkeye, Saga and Revival come up on both lists… It’s because they’re all awesome… Go read them all…
Comics are an excellent art form and I would love to see more people getting excited about them. Give them a chance and I’m sure you’ll find something that you love! If you ever want to know my opinions on what to read… Just ask. ;)
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