This week I have been kind of a bum while recovering from NYCC. I have been spending most evenings sitting in bed wearing my brand new Boba Fett bath robe (yes women, that is just as sexy as it sounds) reading comics, many of which are less than new. In fact some of these comics are older than I am and I really love reading them. There is something special about finding these older stories that I didn’t know existed, hunting down each of the issues and then reading them while taking in all the story has to offer.
The first trick is to find these old stories. Of course there are some classic stories that almost everyone knows about. Stories like Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns have moved themselves beyond the realm of comics and into popular culture as a whole. These stories are great, but they’re easy ones to find. I’m looking for are the ones that are buried; the ones that I have to know something to find. Many geeks love the obscure and discovering old stories certainly falls into that category. Continue reading