Post by hellocookie on Jan 2, 2014 10:18:46 GMT -5
Welcome to the Talking Comics forum, everyone! We hope to make this a safe, fun and thriving geek community for all to visit.
The first step to that though is knowing who's around. This is the spot to say hi, introduce yourself! Some things that are handy in this thread are: Name, where you're from, how you got into comics, what you're reading and your prized geek possession. All of these are obviously optional, but they're some fun things to give us insight into who you are!
Name: Stephanie Where I'm From: Toronto, Canada How I Got Into Comics: I started with Archie Comics as a kid What I'm Reading: SO MUCH! Aquaman, Animal Man, Revival, Saga, Rachel Rising and more Prized Geek Possession: Replica skeleton keys from Locke & Key (my prized possession changes frequently)
Post by thephantomwelshman on Jan 2, 2014 11:23:44 GMT -5
Ok, I'm quite new to the world of comics, and having listened to the podcast for a good few months, this forum seems as good a place as any to jump in. Here goes.
Name: Jon Where I'm From: The birthplace of Neil Gaiman, Portsmouth UK. How I Got Into Comics: I'm a newbie when it comes comics (apart from the Beano and Dandy as a kid). I'm a Kevin Smith fan, so listening to his podcasts finally rubbed off, Also DC's New 52 made it a lot less daunting to get into. I've only been reading for around 8 months, but I've already found my pull list rapidly expand from 2 titles to currently around 30. What I'm Reading: East of West, The Wake, Wonder woman, Batman, Saga, Manifest Destiny, Sex Criminals, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Movement, plus loads more Prized Geek Possession: Signed copy of American Gods
Hey everybody. Really happy to see the forum up and running. I have a feeling that this year is going to be a great building year for TC and it's only going to get better.
Name: Travis Where I'm From: Seattle How I Got Into Comics: Unless you count reading Archie Double Digest's growing up, my official introduction into comics was Chew. I was looking for something to read for a trip and the book just caught my eye. And the rest, as they say, is history. What I'm Reading: So...very...much. Comes with the territory though. Prized Geek Possession: A signed, personalized picture with Christopher Lloyd (I know it's not very comic-y but Back to the Future was my childhood so it meant the world to me)
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I'm very excited to see a TC forum! I'm looking forward to lots of comicy conversations here!
Name: Daniel Where I'm from: Raleigh, NC How I got into comics: Round 1 was Civil War. It sounded interesting, so I picked up the event. Then fell off immediately. I read a few major stories (Watchmen, Sin City, The Walking Dead), and finally picked up the hobby for real the day Avengers came out, starting with New 52 stuff. What I'm reading: Batman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, The Movement, Superman Unchained, Red Sonja, Saga, East of West, Sex Criminals, Pretty Deadly, Morning Glories, New Avengers, Capt. Marvel, Hawkeye, Amazing X-men, Thor, and others that are either wrapping up or about to begin. Prized Geek Possession: The signed/numbered print of the cover of Saga #4
Name- justin ( Joroak) is my twitter name and is a combination of my sons name JORah OAKley. Just in case you wanted to know! Where I'm from- Long Island NY What got me into comics- we'll I was a big reader until the age of about 12 and them I faded away. I came back for ultimate Spider-Man and new avengers. Soon after I got pulled into back reading and so on and so on which leads me to... What I'm reading now.- pretty much all of Marvel, that's my home base. I read DC too (Batman WW Green lantern and the JL.). Stuff from image and vertigo/IDW I prefer to read in trade, except..... BEST THING IM READING - sex criminals FAV SERIES of all time- powers. (Although I just read all of lock and key in a week and it's making a strong case) prized item- my entire graphic novel library
Hello there, my name is Craig and I'm from leicester in Central England. I'm 32 and have been reading comics for about 18 months. I have always been a superhero fan but not a comic book fan but with age the wait between superhero films has become more and more painful until it dawned on me that I don't have to wait for a fix I could just buy one! (Legally). I now realise what a fool I've been (song lyrics?) as there are so many good stories to get lost in that are more satisfying than any film could be. I will admit to being a Marvel man on the whole but I am making a concerted effort to branch out and try new stuff and so far I've not been disappointed. With TC as my guide I'm currently enjoying The Wake, Saga, Letter 44, Locke and key (awesome), The JLA, Batman city of owls, Captain Marvel, GotG, Avengers, New Avengers, Nova and Thor god of thunder. I don't really own any special comic items, I do however have a few large warhammer 40,000 hand painted tyranid models that look a lot like annihilation wave/brood drones I can't bear to part with!! Hope I've not bored you too much, see you in the forum :-)
Name: Mike Where I'm From: South London, England How I Got Into Comics: Via music. First Gerard Way's (My Chemical Romance) Umbrella Academy with the awesome Gabriel Bá & Claudio Sanchez' (Coheed & Cambria) In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 with Chris Burnham. What I'm Reading: Rocket Girl, Super! Wonder Woman, a whole heap of X-Men and like ALL of the new Valiant Universe. Prized Geek Possession: A signed drum stool from John Fred Young of the band Black Stone Cherry. Spent a lot of time chatting to me and being pretty damn awesome.
Post by monkeywithamonocle on Jan 2, 2014 14:15:00 GMT -5
Go on then I'll give it a go - a certain Cookie's recent tweet directed me this way.
Name: Chris Where I'm From: Originally a small town on the east coast of England called Grimsby, currently living in Manchester
How I Got Into Comics: Genuinely? The Transformers comics of the early 80's and then the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles books of the late 80's/early 90's What I'm Reading: After advice on twitter from the afore mentioned Cookie, I've picked up Animal Man, Hawkeye, Chew and Revival and have a lot more to get in the near future - I used to have a huge collection of Trade Paperbacks, but when my relationship with the former Ms.Monacle ended and I had to move out quickly there was room for 1 thing in the car - either my DVD's or my Books, the DVD's won out, and I'm back to spending on books. Prized Geek Possession: An Imported stuffed Chocobo toy from Japan - yes I'm 34 - no I'm not ashamed.
Hello everyone!! SO glad there's finally a forum to chat with everybody!
Name: Kelly (kellyherron27 on twitter and instagram) Where I'm From: Raleigh, NC How I Got Into Comics: I read some comics as a kid once in a while as a kid. My first attempt was the Marvel Civil War event in 2005 but I didn't stick with it. A year or two later, I ended up writing a paper about comic books for a language and gender class in college. I read a few graphic novels and a few random issues including the Killing Joke, Birds of Prey, and V for Vendetta but again, didn't really stick with it. I finally got hooked in 2012 with DC's New 52 and the release of the Avengers movie.
What I'm Reading: Batgirl, the Movement, Batman, Harley Quinn, Batwoman, East of West, Saga, The Manhattan Project, Sex Criminals, Pretty Deadly, Thor, Amazing X-men, Capt. Marvel, Hawkeye, and a lot more. Basically everything Daniel (edthehyena) is reading, I'm reading.
Prized Geek Possession: The first trade of the new 52 Batgirl signed with a personal message from Gail Simone. She's a personal hero of mine and I got to spend time with her last year when she visited a local comic book store. It was basically one of the coolest moments ever for me.
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Hey, hey everybody! I am Melissa, I live in NY. I started with comics when I read Transmetropolitan (still my favorite) and caught Ellis fever. It's a nasty affliction. I'm currently reading too much stuff to list but many probably involve either scary things, Riley Rossmo or sci-fi awesomeness. I love Talking Comics!
"If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today."
How I got into comics: I started as a kid in the late 80’s. My parents encouraged me to read and comics was it for me. I have been in the hobby to varying degree ever since but I have always generally been reading at least one or two monthly titles. As life has settle down over the past few years I am in it quiet heavily again.
What I’m Reading: DC- Batman, Superman Unchained, Batman Superman, Superman/ Wonder Women, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Justice League, Justice League America, Forever Evil and its 3 tie ins. Marvel- Deadpool, Thor, Cable and X-Force
Prized Geek Possession: Amazing Spiderman 319 it was the comic that started it all. It may soon be eclipsed however when I receive the Batman Premium Format Statue from Sideshow Collectibles is a few weeks lol.
Looking forward to chatting with you all, Happy New Year.
Name: Hashim Where I'm From: Kuwait City, State of Kuwait How I Got Into Comics: I began with The Batman Animated Series. Read the comic book adaptation of it and I never looked back. What I'm Reading: Daredevil, Batman, Hawkeye, JL, Superior Spider-Man, Tom Strong, and much more. Prized Geek Possession: Not much of a collector, but I do have the Court of Owls mask
“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books…” – Richard Wright
Big fan of the pod which is the nearest I get to a conversation about comics coming from a group of friends that never quite caught the bug. I was directed here from Twitter and can see already there are a lot of like-minded people on here.
Name: Lenny Where I'm From: Cambridge, UK How I Got Into Comics: I dabbled with UK comics like the Beano and the Dandy as a young 'un, moved on to some mild 2000AD in my teens before starting singles last year. What I'm Reading: More than I should be but Swamp Thing, Batman, Batgirl, Captain Marvel, Avengers AI, FBP, Rat Queens, Manifest Destiny, The Wake, Ghost, Manhattan Projects, New Avengers. Prized Geek Possession: My Swamp Thing collection that is no where near complete but it's an ongoing quest to sate my swampy needs.
“Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify, and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve extended it.”