Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Comic Books

Do you read comic books?

I remember when I was young loving reading The Beano and The Dandy. I’m only 34, so not old old yet, but I got into those because of my Dad. He had a huge pile of the annuals from the 70s when he was a kid. I used to read and re-read them. Which led to me buying the weekly comics when I started my paper round at about 13 I think.

In between this though, my Dad also introduced me to the world of Oor Wullie and The Broons. Now these ones I fell in love with, and had a few of the annuals (still have a couple of Oor Wullie ones). Oor Wullie was a cheeky little Scottish fella who got up to all sorts of mischief, The Broons were a Scottish family just living life day to day.

Image from store at archiecomics.com

I loved reading these, then I sort of drifted away from them. During the back end of 2017, Amazon’s Prime reading got me into comics again. I was flicking through the library of free reads on Prime, and came across The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics by Robert Aguirrre-Sacasa, (I knew it was being made into a series for Netflix so wondered if I’d enjoy the comics). I read the first 8, and actually quite enjoyed them. While reading these I came across Riverdale comics, also by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa. I knew it was based on characters from the Archie comics, but never knew they had made Riverdale ones. I read all 13 (including Comic 0),  and loved them (but I am a huge Riverdale fan anyway).

I also read the first comic in the Sons of Anarchy series, which I had bought in paperback for my husband for Christmas one year (I haven’t bought him any more after realising how damn expensive they are!) SOA is one of our all time favourite shows, so this grabbed my attention when I spotted it in a shop.

I’m wanting to get back into comics again, so last night (again thanks to Prime) I downloaded Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. This is also a new show on Amazon, I haven’t watched it yet though. The story seems quite intriguing though.

So what do you think? Do you like to read comics? Any favourites I should know about? Let me know :)

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