September 2, 2006

Sometime in the early 90s, I was corrupted. Wait ... it's not what you're thinking. Umm, let me explain. Sometime in the early 90s, I was corrupted by comics.

Despite being a devout geek, I had managed to stay away from comic books for the most part. I mean, sure, there was the Dematteis/Muth Moonshadow 12 issue mini-series. Fascinating story! And the artwork was just amazing. So, after I was introduced to those, I managed to pick up the series whilst at the Dallas Fantasy Fair ... along with several issues of Scamp, a comic I had read a bit as a kid. (Lady and the Tramp's little scamp of a son, of course.)

I then proceeded to continue avoiding comics. I don't know why, really. I'd learned from Moonshadow that comics could have utterly beautiful artwork and very complex stories.

At any rate, my friend Miccah introduced me to Lone Star Comics by dint of their annual warehouse sale. They gave you either a paper bag or a beat-up, old, once-white-now-mottled-grey longbox and you bought your comics by the pound. This was all their old stuff that wasn't moving. Back issues that hadn't sold and weren't, by Overstreet's standards, at any rate, worth much of anything.

I went a wee bit overboard. I grabbed anything and everything that looked interesting. Barefootz. Geriatric Gerbil Something-or-anothers. A ton of Teen Titans issues ... because I adore Robin/Nightwing/Dick Grayson. (Oh great. I said "Dick Grayson" and I said teen on the same post. I'm gonna get some crazy search engine hits for this one. emoticons/mad.gif )

I was hooked. I started reading Batman comics. Then some of the ancillary lines. Nightwing got his own comic. So did Robin. Birds of Prey ... Gotham Central ... and, of course, anything series I could find by J.M. DeMatteis ... Brooklyn Dreams ... Abadazad ... the most beloved and faaaar too short-lived Seekers into the Mystery.

So, when a co-worker gave me the following link to a bit of comic book history, I was ecstatic. One of the original comics ... one of the most beloved characters ... a piece of U.S. history:

Action Comics Number One


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Manic said:

Ender is a geek!

September 6, 2006 3:51 AM
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