posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 10:06 AM
I started reading comic books when I was about 7. I was really interested in Spider-Man thanks to that 60's cartoon so I would always ask my parents
for a Spider-Man comic when ever we were at the news stand. I was introduced to the X-Men by a friend who was a couple years older than me. I really
liked the characters and wanted to read more of it. The local news stand didn't carry Uncanny X-Men so I used my allowance to buy Excalibur
When I was 12 my family moved to a bigger city and there was comic book shop close to my new house. He I s able to pick up all the book I ever wanted
to including the back issues of Uncanny X-men that my friend showed me the year before that.
When I got my first pat time job I was able to spend way more money on comics. I had a weekly pull list from my local comic retailer. I was getting
all the X-men titles, and that was a lot at that time. Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, X-Force, X-Factor, Wolverine, Cable... ect. I was buying at least 20
books every month. Some of them I didn't even like
. That continued until the year 2000 when my Daughter was born. At that time I had completely
dropped buying comics. I just didn't have the time or money to do it anymore. That continued until a couple years ago when I picked up an issue of
"New X-Men" and I was sucked right back in
. I'll never go back to buying comics like I did as a teenager though. Today I'll go to the comic
shop about once a month. I've only been picking up Astonishing X-Men every month and the odd mini series. I pick up the odd issue here and there just
to see what is going on in other books. If I like the single issue I will pick up the trade paperback.
I never did get into novels though. It has just never been a medium I've been interested in.
Growing up I wanted to pencil comic books. When I was 16 I used to make up my own books and show them to my friends. The idea of drawing comics
fizzled after becoming a father though. I rarely today pick up a pencil and draw anymore. I do however spend a lot of time "doodling" on the