Well today, I did something that gave me a small spark of pride, and a large chunk of questioning motives. Fortunately my job takes me many places throughout the state, and when coming home, I was able to pass what used to be my main stop for all things comics back in the day in Somerset, Ky. The store is Collector’s Comics, and fortunately for myself, the place was still there. Well I walked in with the determination to find 2-3 comics that would give a good range of what my 8 year old might or might not enjoy reading and/or collecting. A task that I found was not as smooth and easy as I had hoped, as I found out, and explained to the man working the store, its not that easy to shop for comics for someone else!!
So after much browsing and fighting the urge to buy a large group of books for myself, I came away with 3, those being Tiny Titans, the current Supergirl (#54 I believe) and the recently released Wonder Woman #600. I had already read WW through a different means, so I knew the issue, not only being a starting point for a story for her, but also gave her a few separate stories she could read and get a feel for how comics are.
Where this will lead, I have no clue as she hasn’t sat down to read any yet, but already has one of my unused bags and boards to place her WW #600 in once she’s completed with it, and she already plans on going through my books and pulling ones she’d like to look at. So either I will soon have what will be an avid comic fan (and my new excuse for running to the local store on Weds) or this will be a phase that burns out as quickly as it was ignited. Only time will tell, so we can only sit back and wait (and read the news headlines coming in from SDCC)
- Comic Book Legends Revealed #277 (goodcomics.comicbookresources.com)
- Wonder Woman gets new outfit in 600th issue of comic book series - BBC News (news.google.com)