Now that I have your attention, I’d like to be perfectly candid about that possibly misleading title. I’m not a comic book writer. Instead, I write about comics. Still technically a writer though, so here we are. Deal with it.
I don’t have a cool origin story when it comes to my comic history. I didn’t grow up reading them, nor do I know anyone personally in the industry. To be frank, I’ve only been reading comics for slightly over a year. My first comic was the DC Universe Rebirth #1 one-shot, and I didn’t even buy it myself. In fact, it was a gift from a friend who was desperately trying to get me into a pop-culture genre he knew I’d be passionate about. And he was right. I haven’t stopped reading since.
While most of my reading has been from the current runs of comic publishers, I’ve been slowly reading further into the past histories of comics, as far back as the Silver-Age. That being said, you may be thinking, “this guy can’t possibly know the previous lore, breadth and histories of the titles he’s reading.” And you’d be correct. While I may not know the history as well as other readers, I try to figure it all out. All of my reading sessions are accompanied by a Wikipedia page of some sort and inevitably end up with me falling down a lore rabbit-hole and forgetting what I was looking up in the first place. What I’m trying to say is, there’s a damn good chance I’m going to say something stupid or uninformed in one of my articles. And when I do, let me know! I read and write about comics for enjoyment, and to learn more about a medium that I’m passionate about. I’m not, and will not pretend to be an expert. So please, help me out when I falter, so that one day, I too, can be a self-proclaimed expert and tell kids on the internet why they’re wrong.
That seemed like a great place to wrap up my bio, right? It was, but I’m not done yet. No bathroom breaks on the information super-highway. You should have gone before we left the house. Moving forward…
I read mainly DC, but also frequently pull from Dark Horse, Image, AfterShock, OniPress, and other indy publishers. “No Marvel?”, you may ask. On a rare occasion I’ll pull a title or two (Like R.L. Stine’s Man-Thing) but I’ve been disinterested since they personally slighted me with the Invincible Iron Man title. But that’s a story for another time. Let’s just say I enjoy reading a lot of different comics, from a lot of different people, about a lot of different things. I also have the privilege of visiting a new comic shop every 1-2 weeks due to the nature of my job.
What kind of content can you expect from me? I have absolutely no idea yet, I just write when the bug strikes. But feel free to tell me what kinds of things you’d like to see me write about, and I’ll lazily skim your suggestions. Or tell me what kinds of things you DON’T want me to write about, and I’ll lazily skim those too.
Thank’s for sticking with me for this long,