reply to post by buster2010
I agree about the origins, thing. For me, Iron Man was born in the jungles of Viet Nam, not Afghanistan. But I understand, you've got to update.
Otherwise Stark would be, what, in his 80s?
I loved comics, but I was forced to quit cold turkey. When I started, comics were 12 cents and every month I could get the latest issues at the Mom
and Pop's or Seven Eleven. Prices would go up, but I would still buy. I even had to get "jobs" to buy comics. Taking out other peoples trash,
cleaning up at the barber shop, even got a paper route. All to support my dirty habit.
I think comics were the '60s version of meth.
In the end, the problem wasn't cost, it was availability. Seven Eleven stopped carrying the latest, if any, comics. I had to go over 8 miles (I
measured it) to get the latest comics. Fortunately, that store was also next to an ice cream store. So, once a month I got my fix by eating ice
cream while reading the comics I bought a few minutes ago.
Eventually, even that store stopped carrying comics.
Nowadays, I suppose I could go to the comic book stores, but I don't want to get hooked again. I have the memories of the stories and the lessons
they taught, and I'm happy with that.
I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane. I did.
But, if you haven't read them, I would highly recommend Marvel's Secret Wars and the graphic novel The Death of Captain Marvel. The Death of
Captain Marvel still gets me choked up when I think about it.