Holy Swiss Cheese, Batman!I've had a torrid love affair with comic books ever since I was small. I think it irritated my mom a little that I loved Batman more than Barbie, but she soon got over it. I've been a DC girl ever since I can remember. I have loved Batman since waaay before Batman Begins was even a thought. I'm definitely a bigger fan of the actual comics than I am of the fifty thousand movies that Hollywood has been spitting out over the past few years.
There's just something great about the Dark Knight and all of his foes. I think the thing that really draws me into the Comic Book world are the Super Villains; the baddest of the bad. I always find myself rooting for them over the hero. Their character developments are always so damned interesting. And, Batman has some of the greatest villains ever.
But, my comic book love isn't limited to just DC. I do enjoy Marvel as well and Dark Horse, and Vertigo and scores of other publishers. Alongside my true crime and classic literature, I'm always reading comics and graphic novels. And, yes, I'm going to say it, I even enjoy those Japanese comics commonly referred to as Manga.
It's not just the plot and characters that intrigue me when it comes to illustrated stories. Even though I intend to switch majors next semester, art is something that I have always been interested in and I love to see the different styles of illustration that are going around the comic world. Call me a geek, but comics have been a big part of my life for years and always will be.
alexisblatcher 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 Mar 5, 2012