I was late to the comic book party. Though characters like Batman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Ninja Turtles have played an integral role in my life throughout my existence, I experienced them primarily through other forms of media, such as TV, film, and video games. For most of my life, this was enough.
In this debut episode, I discuss the process I took to getting into comics, which wasn’t very long ago. If you’re intimidated by how large the medium is and don’t know where to start, this episode might be the nudge you need to finally jump in. Let me know if you’d be interested in more comic book content in this format!
I was supposed to stop reading Batman’s weekly comic series a while ago. I swear that #3 is my last, not because it’s bad, but because I’d much rather read the book to save money and experience a larger chunk of the story in one shot. However, after reading Batman Eternal #3, it’s cooled off my excitement in a way where I think I can let the rest slide for now.
Originally released in 1988, Batman: The Killing Joke is widely considered to be a classic. It’s also considered to be one of the most important, as there are events that take place here that had ramifications in the DC universe for decades. Having finally gotten around to reading it, I see what the hype was all about.