Thursday, September 19, 2013
I Read Some Comic Books
So remember how I said I'd never read comic books, aside from Sonic the Hedgehog? Well I can't say that anymore. I bought all of these at my friendly (seriously super friendly) neighborhood comic book shop about a month ago. Sidenote: I discovered this place after I was super stressed and starting to withdraw from socializing with humans IRL. It pretty much saved me from becoming a hermit, but now I haven't been back for awhile and am kind of pretty much a hermit, because work is super stressful and that's my coping mechanism. Anyway I asked for suggestions for comic books on Google+ and bought some of those and some of my own picks. I bought all of these with my own money and my opinions are my own.
I bought: American Vampire, Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Star Wars Knight Errant: Escape, Hoax Hunters, and The Secret Service.
First things first, I want to know why they bold words seemingly at random in comics. It drives me crazy! Second thing, despite the randomly bolded words driving me crazy, I would be interested in reading more of Hoax Hunters. There's some serious foreshadowing in this one and I must say that I'm intrigued. Everything else, not so much. I love the X-Men movies to death but the comic books weren't my cup of tea. Maybe it's because I didn't get the first issues, since they weren't at the shop, but I think it's more like it just seemed repetitive to me. They did make me laugh out loud, but I expected more from Joss Whedon. I think I disliked The Secret Service the most. I really don't even know why I chose that one. It's about action and politics, which is a combination I only rarely enjoy. American Vampire was kind of interesting, but not enough that I want to read more. However I did buy issue number 34 so maybe if I had been following the story from the beginning, I would enjoy it more. But the art in it was my favorite of the whole batch. And I wanted to love Star Wars Knight Errant, but I just didn't, and I'm not even sure why. Maybe it was all of the weird names that I couldn't get straight. I don't know.
I am not saying that I'm completely opposed to comic books. I just think I made some poor selections and one really great one. And honestly it takes a lot to live up to Sonic the Hedgehog comics. I'll definitely be trying out more comics and also reading more of the Hoax Hunters series. I love that comic books are so inexpensive to try, compared to most things.