I like... no, I love... comic books. Ever since I was a kid they've appealed to me. It started with the X-Men animated series, and later I moved to print comics. Now I just pick up the occasional bound book at Half-Priced Books, partly because I can't afford to buy them regularly and partly because watching Hoarders has left me terrified to keep or buy anything that isn't absolutely necessary to my existence. I used to hide my interest in comics because it makes me a social pariah, but damn it, my name is Justin, and sometimes I read comic books. Deal with it.
X-Men continue to be my favorite, because they're fucked-up freaks and I'm totally into that, but lately my interest has turned towards the Avengers as well.
My roommate has been instructed to assassinate me if I ever purchase a Fantastic Four book.
Some of my most recent purchases include some books from the 90s, full of the colorful costumes and hip phrases that made the 90s great (yeah I remember the 90s I'm not that young).
|Oh yeah, this is the good stuff.|
|A mission? Let me change into my sexy lingerie.|
|You ain't getting lucky until Marvel gives your dumpy ass a makeover.|
|Mmm... so deliciously distorted. Send those vein-covered arms this way Cage baby.|
Silliness of "sexy" comics aside, let's move on and take a glance at what I found in my Avengers book. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" have a lot to bring to the table. They might not be the fucked-up freaks that the X-Men are, but damn it, they try.
|In case you're wondering, yes, she's hammered.|
|Marvel's attempt at a serious story on alcoholism.|
And then there's panels like the one below, that are not only over-the-top and completely goofy, but almost acknowledge the ridiculousness of it all:
|I'm pretty sure I've used this excuse.|
|I have nothing to add.|
Tune in next time and we'll talk about the time Multiple Man got drunk, made a duplicate of himself, and had sex with two women in the same night.