Redartz: Anyone up for a quick quiz? Here's five questions for each of you to mull over. No right or wrong answers, no pressure, no biggie.
1. What is the oldest (in terms of earliest date published) comic you ever possessed?
2. What is the most recent comic or graphic novel you have acquired?
3. Congratulations, your life story is about to be made into a comic. Who writes and draws it?
4. A young person, newly introduced to comics, comes to you for advice. What sage wisdom do you give someone 'just starting out'?
5. For many of us, 'superhero' comics are the genre of choice. But what is your second favorite comics genre; what do you turn to when you want something different?
As is only fair, here's my answers to the above questions...
1. Back at the height of my original collecting years, I had an old Little Orphan Annie promotional comic from 1934. I still love to pick up promotional comics, as they tend to be rather unusual (and often somewhat cheaper than 'ordinary' comics. Don't recall why I parted with that, but so it goes...
2 My most recent comics purchase was DC's "Superman Smashes the Klan", a tpb done in anime style, and an issue of Bart Simpson's "Treehouse of Horror" (it being Halloween season, and all).
3. Being a rather odd individual, Steve Gerber would be a natural for the script. Artwise, I'm kind of old school, so Bruce Timm would be a good fit, he'd keep it light.
4. Very simple, I'd tell them to collect what they like to read. Don't worry about value, just find your own interest and follow it.
5. Humor, without a doubt. If I'm not reading about Spidey or Batman, I'm perusing Archie or Uncle Scrooge...
Like I said, quick and easy. Now it's your turn!