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RE: Introductions - aleams - 08-21-2011 04:26 PM
Hello. My name is Andrew and I am a BLT. When I am not a delicious sandwich, I am a man; 21 years of age, in college, going into either marketing or advertising. Probably advertising.
I never was really that into comics growing up, even though I've always been a DC guy. I was that awesome kid you made fun of in elementary school for dressing up as Batman with the cowl and the armored chest piece with the nips everyday.
I didn't actually get into comics until last year when I was hanging out with a buddy who read a lot of comics and he had hot boxed me in his room. I was chatting with him when I saw he had an issue of All Star Superman. He told me to read it and I spent the next five hours reading the first volume. At least it seemed like five hours. All I know is that I was blown away by the art and the story. I was also really high. I would later read it this summer again and loved it even more the second time.
Then another buddy of mine kept on insisting that I buy Kingdom Come for Ross' artwork. I read a couple pages at my local Barnes and Noble and bought it minutes later, I was hooked. I've been a comic book nerd ever since. Wikipedia has been my best friend in my comic book studies.
I have a theory that I am Magneto, but only when I am approaching mall doors. 95% of the time, it works every time.
As for hobbies, I write poetry and the occasional short fiction. I am a one-man tribute band of the Backstreet Boys, but I lip-sync and dance the entire time and I only sing Brian's parts. I have the sweet karate dance moves like Mac from It's Always Sunny has (only with more roundhouse kicks).
I love Superman, Batman, Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Nightwing, and long island iced teas.
RE: Introductions - thechrishaley - 08-21-2011 05:49 PM
This thread is blowing my mind. That is sincere.
RE: Introductions - Frankenstein's Monster - 08-21-2011 06:28 PM
Hello. My name is Mr. Dr. Frankenstein Jr. and I am an agent of S.H.A.D.E. I enjoy having my own font, Big Macs and being an organic robot.
I started reading comics about six years ago with We3 being my first actual series read. I then looked around for more Morrison and ended up on All-Star Superman. I was hooked.
I then read Static, JLA, Legion of Super-Heroes, Cable & Deadpool, Heroes for Hire, Punisher, and Crisis on Infinite Earths over a course of three months and came out of it with my marks down by 15% and a new hobby on my hands.
My favourite superhero is the Martian Manhunter, and so I adopted his green, red, blue, and yellow colour scheme for my own costume. Next best is Power Man. Third place occupied by Superboy Rhyme.
I like my hamster (named Mr. Psychokiller, Kill for short), reading medieval literature (Boccaccio OWNS ALL), comedy or kung-fu movies, and Mortal Kombat (and Street Fighter, and Marvel vs Capcom, and Soul Calibur, and King of Fighters... you get my point).
I sometimes theorize that DC Comics might be on to something with regards to their blatant libel on many superheroes. It's worth noting that they're still publishing without a million suits on them. Clearly, they're in a position of power.
I hate the Sentry, Jeph Loeb (F@$# Ultimatum), Hitler, and my ex-wife. I want to kill them all. 1/4 isn't bad, though.
RE: Introductions - sequentialmatt - 08-21-2011 07:12 PM
Hi. I'm Matt.
Comics have always been a part of my life. I'm old enough that when I was young, they were a cheap enough diversion for my parents to afford. I remember being in kindergarten, excited to be learning the alphabet and how to read because that meant I could decode all that extra information beyond just the pictures (Superboy #246 was the comic I specifically wanted to figure out how to read. Sun Boy seemed like he was kind of a dick.)
Comics were mostly bought randomly for me up until the first Swamp Thing movie came out, and I started seeking specific titles to follow: Saga of the Swamp Thing, Byrne's Fantastic Four, Uncanny X-Men.
I drifted away a bit in the late 90's, but finding trades of Preacher and Morrison's JLA at respectable bookstores pulled me right back in.
The last few years, I've been trying to figure out if I can actually make some comics of my own.
I like to party.
RE: Introductions - Rossini - 08-21-2011 08:38 PM
Hi, I'm Ross!
I'm a boring civil servant from Ireland and a music grad so while I'm not having my soul destroyed staring at people's personal information I can't blab, I like doing anything creative! I like drawing, writing and writing nerdy songs (but mostly I prefer singing songs I didn't write).
I can't really remember when I got into comics. I have some from when I was about 12 but I seriously got into them when I was about 16. I'm a massive Daredevil fan (the past few months were pretty stressful!) and for some reason I can't explain, I seriously dig Batman Beyond. I like a bit of Hawkman and Green Lantern too, but I'm a Marvel gal at heart! I'll read anything they've got going!
I also like sci-fi, shoes, dinosaurs, music and I watch way too much TV
RE: Introductions - Thomas Is Awesome - 08-21-2011 11:45 PM
I'm Thomas. I love Star Wars, Superman, Doctor Who and Looney Tunes. I try to be a nice guy. Some times I'm not. Sorry about that. I go to the movies a lot, and I watch too many cartoons. I some times consider changing my name to Captain Rock Awesome, Space Cowboy.
RE: Introductions - othersteve - 08-22-2011 12:13 AM
I'm Steve. I started reading comics 29 years ago (!) during the G.I. Joe/Transformers boom and haven't stopped. I grew up mostly on Marvel (and then Image when it launched), then branched out in college. I don't know if I have a favorite comic as such, but the stuff I keep coming back to would probably be X-Men and Captain America.
I collect some toys (Transformers and Marvel Universe/movie lines mostly) and watch too much TV. At some point I became a Doctor Who nut.
I'm liking the LBFA forum so far because it's good to see people who enjoy stuff without getting overly obsessively serious about it. So much of internet fandom gets worked up over trivialities, or wrapped up in ironic detachment or just plain hate for stuff they used to like.
RE: Introductions - Edmunt - 08-22-2011 12:20 AM
I'm Joshua, 20, go by Edmunt online.
Comics, gaming and wondering around obscure areas of the internet is most of what I do.
When it comes to comics I love Batman, Deadpool, Green Arrow and more that I'm just too lazy to list. If I had to say what is the greatest comic I ever read it would be a tie between Batman: The Dark Night Returns and Watchmen. Probably would have to go with DNR simply because I'm a Frank Miller fanboy. Also a really huge fan of his work on Daredevil.
I'm also a Superman fan, I really think he doesn't get the respect he deserves these days. There is a reason hes considered one of the greatest heroes of all time. That is why I loved All Star Superman the other year, I think it did a good job of reminding those who read it why.
Oh and I like a lot of other obscure cartoon shows, anime, comics and other stuff from the early to mid 90s cause anything after that just started to get too mainstream.
RE: Introductions - Name - 08-22-2011 12:32 AM
I'm Niel, Got into comics by reading either OMAC or Fourth World from the public library, am going through The Invisibles ATM, just finished vol. 4. Favorite writers are Morrison, Miller, and Kirby, fave artists are Kevin Maguire, Kirby, and Moebius. Fave character is a tough choice, fave team is the Doom Patrol.
RE: Introductions - guytheorphan - 08-22-2011 12:56 AM
My name is Adam, and I'm currently residing in North Carolina. I used to be in dirtydirty Memphis and also used to play rockroll music with Chris of LBFA.
I still make rock:
I'm also a photographer:
Who didn't start off as a toddler with a Superman cape? But really, I started comics as a preteen young'n in the late 80's, early 90's. Some Batman, some Spider-man, some Superman, but mostly, I remember Jim Lee-era X-men. Wolverine was my favorite. Art used to be the primary prerequisite for me buying a book. Story not so much (i.e. I ended up buying a lot of image comics - so. much. Spawn).
Nowadays, I don't much keep up with goings on in the month-to-month, single issue comic books (save for Locke & Key), but I do read occasional trades that I either have always heard about (like older Morrison stuff) or some newly suggested bit of awesome (like Mesmo Delivery).
First time forum-ing, and I digs it.