So, you’re wondering what-in-the-world this site is about, right? I mean, I’m definitely a newbie to the comic book world (as of 2/22/2013, I’ve been reading comics for a grand total of a week). I will happily tell you that I got into comic books because of the movies and some prodding from a friend of mine. I’m certainly not someone who knows the history of these characters and the story-lines they’ve already experienced. So why should anything I have to say be remotely important? Two reasons:
1) Both Marvel and DC are specifically gearing themselves for new readers. Between “The All New 52” from DC and Marvel Now, this is a great time to start getting into comic books. Both lines are supposed to draw in new readers and be accessible enough that you don’t need to know what has happened to these characters prior to these series. So, if that’s who they’re marketing to, wouldn’t it be good to hear opinions from those readers?
2) There are plenty of people both in your local town as well as online that can offer new readers advice on what series to read and where to start, etc. But the only person that can share in the experience of a new reader is another new reader. I’m hoping my journey through the world of comic books is something I can share with other people who may just starting themselves, or maybe even people who want to reminisce about what experiences they had at the beginning of their own journeys.