|Hosted by a Spiderman made out of ice. This probably never happened in the comics. But I don't know. Gods help me, I don't know.|
For all my love of things nerdy, I’ve never been a comic book fan. Not for lack of trying! As a kid I’d get my allowance, ride my bike down to the comic shop, and pick up an issue, and I’d love it. I’d read it about a dozen times and memorize every panel. But, well, comics were expensive and I didn’t get a lot of allowance and what I got was usually used for other things, so a lot of time would go by before I’d go get another one, and by that point the story was somewhere else entirely and I had to kind of guess at what happened in-between. And that was just X-Men! I didn’t even know where to start on Spiderman, Thor, The Hulk… and then new titles started coming out, and by the time I finally had time to catch up, there was just… there was just too much.
So there’s a whole chunk of my geek cred profile that’s just missing. It’s my secret shame.
I watch all the superhero movies and try to fill in the blanks that way, but it’s not the same. *sigh* It’s not the same.
Open thread! What’s your favorite comic book series/group/character? Do you like comics, hate ‘em, are indifferent, something else? What superpowers did/do you wish you had? What fandoms do you love being part of? What fandom are you not actually part of, even though you may have always kinda wanted to be, and why? If you could recommend just one comic book series for a total comics n00b, what would it be? Are there any new and nifty developments in the comic book world we should know about? Do you have something non-traditionally-geeky that you nevertheless “geek out” about? What IS traditionally geeky these days, anyway? Discuss!
Monday Reminder! While I have fun coming up with pretty pictures and/or interesting “prompt” questions for open threads, you aren’t limited to those! These threads are open - go wild, talk about whatever moves you! (Just remember that this is still a safe space, please!)