I feel you Lenny the podcast is the closest I seem to get to chatting about comics. Sometimes find myself talking at the crew even thought they can't hear me lol.
I've dropped lucky in that I recently moved City from York to Manchester, started a new job and first day found one of my fellow noobs walking into the same comics shop I was, he was jealous when I got to hit up the sales today and he couldn't afford to go.
Hello all! Big fan of the podcast and I think it's great to have a forum for all us like minded people to chat. Name: Michael From: Melbourne, Australia How I got into comics: One day at a fair I won a bag full of phantom comics and my interests grew from there as it always does into more tights and capes and eventually into science fiction and anything weird. What I'm reading: Too much! But a few of my current favourites are Thor God of Thunder, Black Science, Indestructible Hulk and anything by Matt Fraction. Prized geek possession: My whole collection!
Name: Simon Where I'm From: Invercargill, New Zealand (Which probably makes me one of the southern most listeners) How I Got Into Comics: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 which I got from my dad. What I'm Reading: I only read trades, so its more or less what I can get my hands on, Batman, Aquaman, The Flash. Im currently trying to collect all of the New 52 Volume 1 Trades.
Post by mdkelly1979 on Jan 2, 2014 23:01:32 GMT -5
Name: mike Where I'm From: des moines, IA How I Got Into Comics: AVP comics from the 90's What I'm Reading: Valiant, a little marvel, a very little DC, Saga, New sandman Prized Geek Possession: My home made deadpool costume (shut up it's not creepy or that bad)
Do not offend the chair leg of truth, it is wise and terrible.
Hi guys, my names Paul, like a bunch of you I'm from England as well, Liverpool. It's great to see so many comics fans from this side of the pond and from around the globe too. I'm glad Talkingcomicbooks has a forum at last, I think the site update looks awesome too. I've been a fan of the podcast and an occasional poster for a while now, I think my first podcast was the Jeff Lemire interview or around there.
I started out with the Christopher Reeves Superman movies, by chance I saw a comic book on a rack at a local shop with Superman and some other guy on the cover - The Flash #53 back 1991. It blew my 8 year old brain, this guy was racing and beating Superman - I've been collecting The Flash (and way too many others) ever since. Right now I'm re-reading Lucifer #1-75 and I am up to the 7th Hellboy trade. I read those big B.P.R.D. HC's first so its weird backtracking to the Hellboy comics but its really filling in the blanks.
From the current side of things top of my stack month to month are titles like Prophet, Guardian of the Galaxy, Fables, Baltimore and so on, and on.
My precious is probably my comics to be honest, runs like Y: the last man and Sandman and stuff are priceless to me!
I look forward to talking comic books with you guys.
It certainly was a surprise not only to see the new sexy redesign the site has, but also the forum is up and running as well! Now for the introductions: Name: Mike Where I'm from: Oakville, Canada How I got into comics: When I was much younger I read a box of my dad's Spider-Man comics during a lazy summer, but never took it beyond that once I finished them. Flash forward to Sept.2011 and the New 52 was what motivated me into going to the store. What I'm reading: My DC-only pull list has grown to include many Image titles, and some Marvel. Prized Geek Possession: Nothing really spectacular like I have seen others list, but I guess I'll go with my statues (Batman Black and White, Bombshell Harley Quinn.
It's also great to see another Smodco listener in Jon. I find those are even rarer to find than another comic enthusiast where I am.
Just found the podcast a couple months ago, and I love it. I'm glad I found a podcast that doesn't talk solely about the big two.
Name: Andrew Where I'm From: Michigan How I Got Into Comics: My dad self publishes so from as long as I can remember comics have been a part of my life. I've been a huge batman fan my whole life. What I'm Reading: probably too much... Batman, Forever Evil, East Of West, Saga, Hellboy, Trillium, just read Daytripper, The Walking Dead, Rachel Rising, Coffin Hill, and way too much more. Prized Geek Possession: 1st issue, 1st print of Hellboy signed by Mike Mignola.
Post by deadanchoress on Jan 6, 2014 16:30:34 GMT -5
Many of you already know me from the Talking Comics site and podcast, but if you don't, welcome and via la comics!
So, I do believe introductions are in order ...
Name: Steve Where I'm From: Long Island, New York How I Got Into Comics: Ever since I was a child I'd had a healthy obsession with Batman as well as the many heroes and villains of Gotham City. What I'm Reading: My favorite books at this time are Sex Criminals, Rachel Rising, The Superior Spider-Man, Batman, Rat Queens, East of West, Rocket Girl, and SO many more!
Prized Geek Possession: My The Sword #1 Variant given to me by our friend Mr. Rob Newmeyer.
I'm Huw (pronouced the same as Hugh, but spelled in a much cooler way) and I'm from Cardiff, Wales.
How I Got Into Comics: Reading my uncle's copies of Frank Miller's Robocop as a naughty 7yr old! What I'm Reading: Batman, The Movement, TMNT, The Wake, Superior Spider-Man, Avengers, FF, Fantastic Four to name but a few Prized Geek Possession: Photographic evidence of being 'Greg Capullo'd' by Gail Simone.
Name: Don Where I'm from: Near Philadelphia, PA How I got into comics: Star Wars got me into reading comics, then GI Joe and Transformers. It wasn't long before I discovered the X-Men and the rest was history. What I'm reading: I just finished Vol 1 of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and Blackest Night (aw yeah ComiXology sale) Prized Geek Possession: I don't know if it's prized, but before kids and families the last major geek purchase I made was back in 2000, I bought a replica pair of authentic Oakley Scott Summers X-Men sunglasses from the movie.