Although I haven't really gotten any new comics since the very early 90s, I have dug out my old ones every so often, and do sometimes have the urge to get into the comics again. Some of them still have the nostalgia factor much the way Star Wars does with me. I can still remember my first comic (Spiderman) that my dad bought for me to read during a long trip out to a vacation. I guess I credit some of the recent comic movies, as well as action figures, with rekindling my comic interest as well. There are so many more titles or variations on certain characters and teams now that weren't there when I was a kid and buying comics. Anyways, I was curious what some of your favorites are, or were. For me personally, I tend to still favor the same ones I did as a kid...which I suppose aren't the most original ones in the world
. For me it has been these (past and present):
X-Men: When I was a kid, had mainly the "Uncanny X-Men" comics. Wolverine was one of my early favorites, but got away from him a little bit because everyone liked him it seemed. My other favorites, then and now, are Beast, Iceman, and Colossus. The movies and the Marvel Legends figures really got my interested in these characters again. I have been tempted to pick up one of the comics, but know absolutely nothing about the current titles...what is good...or what characters are included in each. Plus, I already collect toys...I doubt my wife would be crazy if I added comics in too
Spiderman: Again, probably not real original, but this was another big favorite of mine as a kid. I remember really liking the "Spiderman and his Amazing Friends" cartoon that was on back in the day (and ABC Family had it back on for awhile during the movie craze). This is probably what I had the most comics of, ranging from just plain Spiderman to Amazing, Spectacular, and "Web of". I also remember my Secret Wars Spidey figure getting a lot of play back then too. I enjoyed the first movie as well, although I wasn't crazy about the Goblin's look...really looking forward to Doc Ock in Spidey 2.
Batman: Really the only DC character I got into much as a kid. Bats has always been a favorite of mine, and I still enjoy catching the animated series, Justice League, etc. when it is on. Had quite a few of the comics, and a couple of TPBs as well. Also had his "Super Powers" figure, as well as others from that line. I enjoyed the first couple of movies, but they went downhill from there. Looking forward to the new one next year, hopefully they do it up right.
Those were basically the main three for me, but as I said I also had a number of the "Super Powers" and "Secret Wars" figures as a kid. I really enjoyed the "Super Friends" show as well, and is probably why I enjoy Justice League today. Basically, my comics back then consisted of X-Men, Spidey, and Bats....but I also had a fair amount of Iron Man comics, a couple Hulk ones, as well as some Wolverine ones. I remember my mom letting me get a comic at the local drug store after I had been to the doctor or dentist as a kid. Overall, I would say that the Marvel Universe is my favorite. I do like some DC Characters (Bats, of course, as well as many who appeared on the Justice League team)...but overall I am more familiar with the Marvel Universe characters. What are some of your faves?