It’s not that I didn’t read comics before Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel. I did. But I never once considered going into the comic book store and making a pull list/subscribing/preordering/etc. I just read stuff online, read trade paperbacks, checked stuff out at the library, and read books that my roommate had. But count me as another person who fell so in love with Captain Marvel that I went “I just have to support this title,” and I did, and then I found other titles I wanted. And now I have a thirteen book long pull list. That probably isn’t much compared to some people, but considering that back in November I had zero? Yeah…
These are just the Marvel books because I couldn’t fit everything into one photoset. The non-Marvel is HERE.
This is AMAZING to me.
I kind of feel like we can pack up the stage and go home now, you know? OUR WORK HERE IS DONE.
Who else remembers their gateway comic? I’ve come and gone so many times, I’d have multiple answers, but the biggest ones—the ones that got me in the store regularly and looking for other titles—would probably be the Perez/Wolfman Tales of the Teen Titans and Gaiman’s Sandman.
That is amazing, Kelly Sue. I do remember my gateway comic(s). The one that first got me into it was Stephen King’s CREEPSHOW. It was this oversized, very worn comic that was already fraying when I got it. After that, my uncle would bring me home comics whenever he went into the city. I still have all those old Iron Mans and Rocketeers.
I fell off the wagon for a while but then Brian Lynch and Joss Whedon’s work on ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL, along with BKV’s Y: THE LAST MAN got me back in. I’ve never looked back and now I write funnybooks for a living.