Found: One Fairy Marvel-Father

The first comic book title that I ever read in its entirety was the Death; the spin-off from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series.

 (Then I read the rest of Sandman.)

 

The next title that I read through was Preacher.

This is to give a bit of background. Usually, when someone find out that you read comics, there is one question asked: DC or Marvel?

So, with my beginnings of comics being pretty much as far from puns and spandex as possible, I didn’t immediately find a title in Marvel that I could get into.

Batman, on the other hand, was a beautiful and rich discovery for me. Particularly the stuff written by Grant Morrison. It’s so beautifully…noir.

My answer to “The Comics Question” for many years was “I’m a Gotham Girl.”

Then DC decided to rip my heart out, send it through a wood-chipper, take a dump in it, bake it into a pie and give it back.

(I may still be a bit bitter about that, in case it wasn’t clear.)

I decided that the only choice left after the complete and utter betrayal of DC was to give Marvel a chance. So, I started with the biggest title going at the time: Civil War.

Now, that’s the one where the point is pretty much to make the reader hate EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER in the Marvel Universe. Iron-Man is tricking people into giving their souls away, and people are lying, and kids are being tortured and they killed Captain America…

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Yeah. So. It wasn’t the best introduction to Marvel for me. (At that point, I just went back, and fell deeply in love with pretty much the entire Milestone catalogue, but that’s a different story.)

There were a couple of titles that I did end up following out of Civil War (Young Avengers and The Runaways, specifically), but they were both fairly marginal titles, with really short runs.

Now, I have a Fairy Marvel-Father, who appears to me in pubs and says “Dude. Have you read…?”

 

YES!!!

 

 

*All pictures from wikipedia

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