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Subj: At about 17 yrs old is when I stopped actually, and picked up again in 2003, BUT . .
Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 12:40:59 pm EST
Reply Subj: Wow - I really thought by now we'd have some more 17+ year old starters... <nt>
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 08:05:37 pm EST

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> ...when you were 17+ years old? And what was the comic that drew you in?

> > ...when you were 17+ years old? And what was the comic that drew you in?
> >

I'm sure there probably are plenty of older teens/almost 20-yr olds picking up comics for the first time, especially with the movies that have come out over the last decade, but with so many of that age group turning to Video Gaming, internet, self-made videos - youtube, myspace, etc. for their entertainment time, I doubt there are as many as there were years before all this technology which occupies our free time these days - "print is dead!" ;^)

As for me, around age 16-17 (1990-'91) was when I was starting to get ready for college, driving around with my friends looking for *trouble*, High School sports, putting time into seeing whatever girl(s) I was *dating* at the time, and working a job to pay for all that sort of stuff . . . so I guess I just stopped reading comics because of those free-time-spending-issues and also because the friends I used to go to conventions with and enjoy talking & drawing comics with, and even old-school role-play gaming with when I was 13-14 yrs old just were not doing that anymore.

I knew High School was ending soon and I put my free time (and money) into things other than comics. Also, my main book has always been Spidey and the McFarlane era sorta ended it for me.

In 2003, I saw that Spidey had reached issue 500 and my favorite artist from the 1980's Roger Stern days, J. R., Jr., was drawing the book so I picked it up and kept on rolling.

Take care,

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