Ever since my teenage years, I’ve liked comic books. I am fascinated by the artwork, and intrigued by the ongoing storylines. I was never a collector or a die-hard fan but I still continue to admire classic comics, and I’m interested in a few of the latest characters and stories.
I’m off to the San Diego Comic Con 2008 eager to see interesting comics, merchandise and most of all meet with some talented people. So today’s 5 on Friday topic is:
5 of my Favorite Comics
As a teen, X-Men, was the first comic introduced to me by my comic book loving friends. It was also the first comic to grab my interest. Maybe it’s because the storyline is like a continuing soap opera with characters in love, out of love, dead, not dead, and X-Men has many kick-butt female characters for a girl like me to admire. My favorite is Jean Grey, aka Phoenix, also starring in the Dark Phoenix Saga.
Lucky for me I was introduced to Rex Mundi by my favorite actor Johnny Depp. Without my JDOCD (Johnny Depp Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) I might not have read Rex Mundi. You can read my interview with writer Arvid Nelson here. Be on the lookout for the latest edition of Rex Mundi, and production stories about Depp making this literary graphic novel into a film.
“Daredevil is notable as being among the few superheroes with a disability, being blinded as a youth in a radioactive accident that also drastically heightened his remaining senses and gave him a “radar-sense” allowing him to perceive his surroundings. His public identity is Matt Murdock, a successful attorney-at-law.”–Wikipedia
Once again another Marvel comic book co-created, by Stan Lee.
Nice guy turned superhero is always a great setup for a comic book story. This coming of age chronicle about a young guy bitten by a super spider and learning to use his powers for good and not evil makes Spider-Man a favorite for generations to come.
Being one of the first female comic book characters to be deemed a superhero I had to add Wonder Woman to the list. You go girl!
Wonder woman doesn’t get the official first female superhero title, that honor goes to a housewife. A 5’10”, 230 pound housewife affiliated with the Justice League who wore longjohns and carried a saucepan, named Ma Hunkle aka Red Tornado. Thank goodness for Wonder Woman!
I’m sure you’ve heard or been a part of a debate about who would beat who in a superhero battle. Usually it’s a battle between a Marvel vs. a DC character, example Spider-Man vs. Superman. I haven’t a clue as to who would win, or how they’d do it but I’ll be surrounded by people at the Comic Con that will tell me what they think. Check out these creative and fun videos from ItsJustSomeRandomGuy on YouTube.
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