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Well it’s been a while and I am going to make an attempt to resurrect this blog. I’ve decided to give it a theme and that theme will be comic books that I am reading.
I have been reading and collecting comic books for the last 25 years or so. Although I was aware of and read American comics as a child, I did not have the funds or access to a regular supply outlet to follow series so it was often a frustrating experience. Instead I read the weekly British comics – the best of which was 2000AD which I started reading from issue 1. But when the specialist comic book shops started to appear in the main cities in Scotland I was there with open wallet.
I took a break from comic reading in the early part of this century when my two sons came along and I could no longer justify the expense. But in the last couple of years I’ve started picking up a couple of titles and buying a lot of collected editions of stuff that I have missed.
When I was buying comics I almost exclusively bought DC comics and then most of those were published on the Vertigo imprint. That probably tells you most of what you need to know about my taste – even my favourite superhero isn’t super-powered! – current favourites are Fables, DMZ, Unknown Soldier, Hellblazer and Madame Xanadu. As a consequence of this a lot of the books I am picking up are from Marvel because there is far more in their catalogue that I am unfamiliar with.
Anyway we’ll see how it goes – I might get bored with it after a couple of months. I welcome any comments as the posts start to appear and any recommendations will be gratefully received – though I have a fairly big backlog of books to read at the moment with more on the way.