Thursday, September 25, 2014

National Comic Book Day

Today is National Comic Book Day.  Do you read comic books?  What are your favorites?  What do you think of the movies they've been making based on comic books?

JB: I've never read a comic book so I have low expectations for the movie versions, but I must admit I've liked most of the X-Men movies. I've never gotten into any of the Batman, Spiderman, or Superman films. I'm the only person I know who disliked The Avengers movie. (yeah, yeah, Whedon -- whatever)

B.E.:  I used to read comic books a lot when I was young.  My favorites were X-Men, Dr. Strange and Thor, but I also enjoyed Iron Man and Wonder Woman and Superman and... Well, actually I can't think of a comic series I read that I didn't enjoy.  My father also subscribed to The Savage Sword of Conan, and while it's more what they would consider a graphic novel type magazine today, it worked for me in the comic book realm back then.  As for the movies...  I can take or leave them.  The first couple X-Men movies were pretty good, but I can't bring myself to watch the Iron Man ones.