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Old 03-25-12, 06:37 AM
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How many of your family members share your interest in comics?

I tried to get my siblings into it without much success. They do read and like the graphic novels I (usually) give them as a Christmas gift.

The European side of my family does appreciate Belgian stuff (Asterix, Lucky Luke) but no dice on any American stuff, superhero or otherwise.
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zero.

I can talk to my dad about the collecting/investment side of it, but thats about it.
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zero.

I can talk to my dad about the collecting/investment side of it, but thats about it.
That's about the same for me.
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zero.
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Most of my friends are into comics. I have one good friend who has practically the exact same taste in comics that I do, so we can recommend comics to each other.
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My mom got me in to reading comics, and my best friend and some of my friends read comics, my ex-husband is/was in to comics.
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Re: How many of your family members share your interest in comics?

No one in my family is in to comics except for me. Sometimes, if it relates to a move, they will call me and ask a question or tell me they liked something and it will spark a conversation, but they really could care less about the comics...my brother called me the other day and said, "tell me about the green lantern." So i went into like a 10 minute explanation of the character and the what has been going on lately in the books...then he said, "so which guy was Seth Rogen in this movie I'm about to watch?" ......then i had to explain who the Green Hornet was.

Occasionally I will talk to my wife about a comic if there is something that excites me and she listens just to humor me, but she couldn't really care less.
Briefly, my niece was into Wonder Woman and I took the opportunity to get her into the JLU cartoons and toys and she used to call me at random times to ask who Booster Gold was or why there were different people in the Flash costume, but she grew out of it around the age of 8.

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No one in my family is in to comics except for me. Sometimes, if it relates to a move, they will call me and ask a question or tell me they liked something and it will spark a conversation, but they really could care less about the comics...my brother called me the other day and said, "tell me about the green lantern." So i went into like a 10 minute explanation of the character and the what has been going on lately in the books...then he said, "so which guy was Seth Rogen in this movie I'm about to watch?" ......then i had to explain who the Green Hornet was.

Occasionally I will talk to my wife about a comic if there is something that excites me and she listens just to humor me, but she could really care less.
Briefly, my niece was into Wonder Woman and I took the opportunity to get her into the JLU cartoons and toys and she used to call me at random times to ask who Booster Gold was or why there were different people in the Flash costume, but she grew out of it around the age of 8.

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Zero point zero.
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Zero.

A couple friends over the course of my life, but never enough to make it seem like a "cool" hobby.
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My parents are familiar with Tintin and watched some episodes of the Canadian series recently with me. Don't think they read many of the books, however.

My sister liked the Harvey stuff and borrowed by Dark Horse compilation for a while. Her kids read that and will read my Archie and Uncle Scrooge when they visit.

My kids will read Peanuts, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and a few other things.

Wife will just shake her head disapprovingly.
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Re: How many of your family members share your interest in comics?

My brother has a light interest. He doesn't read that many comics, but is familiar with all the characters and big story arcs and likes the animated shows from DC and Marvel, as well as the movies obviously.
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Zero for me, the comic books industry has had little mainstream appeal during most of our lives. I think for most people the existence of comics vanished once they were removed from newsstands. I still remember in the 80's when local grocery stores stopped carrying them at all. The only time I ever saw anyone else interested in comics was at a convention or a comic book store.

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Zero for me, the comic books industry has had little mainstream appeal during most of our lives. I think for most people the existence of comics vanished once they were removed from newsstands. I still remember in the 80's when local grocery stores stopped carrying them at all. The only time I ever saw anyone else interested in comics was at a convention or a comic book store.
I miss the 70s and early 80s when I could walk 5 blocks and hit 10 stores with comic books.

DC and Marvel should put out some $1-2 comics for grocery and drug stores. Get the product back in the kids hands and get young readers hooked early. Of course, people have been saying this for years, and it seems too obvious, so the must be good reasons why it can't happen.
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My son (who's 11), likes to read my comics. He's gone through good chunks of my Spider-Man books over the last few years. But even though he has literally thousands of books at his disposal, he isn't crazy about them. I sometimes laugh and think to myself "what would I have done if I discovered my dad had a huge collection of comic books when I was a kid?"
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DC and Marvel should put out some $1-2 comics for grocery and drug stores. Get the product back in the kids hands and get young readers hooked early.
I agree.

If it wasn't for newsstands at the grocery store, I very likely never would have gotten into comics. I grew up watching Adam West Batman re-runs in the 80s, but I didn't know what a comic book was, and my town didn't even get an LCS until 1991. One day in 1988 while my mom was shopping for groceries, I happened to notice a Batman comic at the newsstand, and that's where my comic addiction started.
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I had given up on the X-Men as a reprint magazine until I saw #94 on the shelf of my drugstore. I bought it, then had to seek out Giant-Size #1.

Fortunately I do have a few friends who know Watchmen and a few other titles like that. What was kind of a shock was meeting someone at work who knew way more than I did about this stuff. First time I could chat with anyone about Y The Last Man.
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Less than zero. My family tolerates my hobby.

Most of my friends won't even step into a comic store because they think they're skeevy. Any comic pal I have are really just online acquaintances.

I am alone.
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I miss the 70s and early 80s when I could walk 5 blocks and hit 10 stores with comic books.

DC and Marvel should put out some $1-2 comics for grocery and drug stores. Get the product back in the kids hands and get young readers hooked early. Of course, people have been saying this for years, and it seems too obvious, so the must be good reasons why it can't happen.
Good times... I had a UtoteM about two blocks from my house growing up. I would go in there with a dollar and would walk out with candy and a comic book. Being pretty young, I really didn't have any idea what I was buying. All I knew is that Spider-Man was on the cover. But to expand on your point, I remember I was actually buying an Amazing Spider-Man reprint that included two stories from the 60s. But since it was just pennies more than what I guess were new comics, I happily bought them. I must have had about 100 books when we moved at some point and the box with my collection disappeared.
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For most people older than 30 I imagine their first exposure to comics had to have been at a non-comics store. The first issues I ever received were from the comics sold at 7-Eleven, a convenience store, when my parents would go in to pick up a quick snack. I begged them for a Flash issue that had a cool cover.

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zero.

I can talk to my dad about the collecting/investment side of it, but thats about it.
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For most people older than 30 I imagine their first exposure to comics had to have been at a non-comics store. The first issues I ever received were from the comics sold at 7-Eleven, a convenience store, when my parents would go in to pick up a quick snack. I begged them for a Flash issue that had a cool cover.
I probably had earlier exposure to comics (they were literally everywhere back when I was a kid), but my earliest memories of them also involve 7-11 stores.

I think I first really got hooked on them back at the tale end of the 20 cents an issue days. I mainly loved DC books like Plop! and House of Mystery and the DC super-heroes, although I bought some Marvels too. Even occasionally bought Dells and Harveys and Acmes and the other "independents" of that day.

I would get my weekly(?) allowance of a dollar, and ride my bike to the local 7-11 for 5 comic books. Man, I miss those days.
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I would get my weekly(?) allowance of a dollar, and ride my bike to the local 7-11 for 5 comic books. Man, I miss those days.
Except don't you make $30 an hour now rather than a buck a week?
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