Do you read COMICS?

Singapore
November 14, 2007 3:10am CST
I am not going to ask if you read books - most of you will probably bow your head in shame and try to hide behind a pillow. To many people, books are hideous monsters that sap the life energy of anyone who dares to approach them. You can hear "I don't like to read!"... "It's boring!"... "It makes me sleep!"... blah blah. But hey, just for the record, I love to read - but no, comics are not my cup of tea. :P The question here is that even if you don't read e.g. novels, do you at least read comics? You know what comics are right? You know, those flimsy sheets of paper bound into thin "books"... those thingies with very little text in them but lots lots lots of pictures. I know friends who don't "read" but who are at least avid "readers" of comics. How about you? Do you read COMICS? Any interesting tidbits of your life to tell? Do share. =)
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• China
14 Nov 07
i like reading ,but i don't often read comics, books bring me many interesting things about the world,and i read for my baby everyday.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Nov 07
It sounds as if you are raising a reader yourself. I had someone ask me once what was wrong with my kids, because they would sit still and read. I am so glad they grew up to be readers.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
teardrops, I love to read books too. =) And GardenGerty, aren't you proud of having such "good kids who read"? :P
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@bing_r77 (237)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
it is so nice to read quality reading materials, this may be comics, novels, news papers and etc... as mark twian said, The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them...i think mark twain is rigth. reading quality reading material is a healthy food for our mind.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I will read the comic's if i have a paper, but i do not buy comic books...I do not take the paper, but when i did take it ,then i read the comic's...Now and then i will buy a Sunday paper and when i do it has a large section of comic's so yes i will read them.i also read the comic's that is in magazines and the jokes ..I use to have comic books but i gave them all to the children...
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
GEEZ! Now that you mention it, I do read the comics (just 1 strip of the few published) in the papers. And hilariously, all along, I have been thinking I don't read comics... geez...
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• United States
14 Nov 07
I used to love to read comics when I was a child, especially when my family was traveling by car. My brothers and I used to pass the time by reading comics. My brothers really got into the comic books more than I did, but I did enjoy reading them in the car. They would read them even when we weren't in the car, and one of them collects them to this day. I haven't read a comic book in at least 25 years. I do, however, love to read books.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
And perhaps act out the characters in them too? :P
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• United States
14 Nov 07
I don't believe that I have ever acted like the characters in a book I've read, unless that character is much like I am, that is. Is acting like a character in a book a common thing for you to do, and if so, how so?
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
You know, dream and fantasize being {insert superhero} in your mind.:P
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Out come the closet comic readers lol! No, to me there is no shame if anyone wants to read comics. I prefer a good Martina Cole novel or a detective or even a horror. I think the last time I picked up a comic was the Beano and that was many many full moons ago!
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Oh yea, no shame of course. :P
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I love reading the ARCHIE Comic book series.:) It was really fun reading it and waiting for the betty vs veronica stints, and who would archie choose. :)
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Oh the days of long ago. :P
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@diillu (5128)
14 Nov 07
I will say that I totally enjoy reading comics. They are my favourite past time. And we have here our locan comics of local super heroes they are simply so good. So, I just like it. I read and read. I wait desparately for the next issue and will be the first one to buy it among my friends.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
You are aware that marvel is now allowing online view access of their "old" comics (6 months delayed) for free?
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
while i was growing up , the first thing that got my attention to read are the comic books because the action pictures attracted me and that's how i got started in reading other things than my dc and marvel comics, even up to now i still do get to read some of them and i still enjoy them. It is nice to feel young again. I even go to the extent of purchasing iconic figures of my heroes for my collection, my favorite is "Thor", the old original character, i hate the new one.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Oh yea, those pictures are nice. =)
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• India
14 Nov 07
I love reading books. I do admit I have slept over a few, especially those novels, which were supposed to be 'text books' when I was doing my MA programme. But, on the whole, I love books, and I have read loads of them ever since I learnt to read. As for comics, your post reminds me of "Tinkle", a children's comic magazine that was famous when I was a kid. I used to devour it every month, and I used to bug my parents if they failed to get one home. After Tinkle, I enjoyed, and still enjoy, "Tintin". Any Tintin fans around?
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Oh yes, I remember Tintin too... one of the first few comics I got. ^^
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@ebtenorio (766)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I am a very very .... (infinity) fan of comic books, especially "Amazing Spider-Man" Hehehehe! I am a Marvel Fan too!
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
So you must have caught all the spidy movies. :P
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• India
14 Nov 07
I was crazy about comics.that time my room is full of comics.often heard scold from my parents,that i dont learning from my school books.those days gone fast.now i lose my interest in reading comics.i gave my all collection of comics to my friends,relatives, and all those who wanted.and make the room empty. Now i come to the world of novels and fiction.i love reading books of well known authors.and im very curious about how they got the booker or nobel. Have a nice day. happy Myloting :-)
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Oh yea, our interests change and change over the years. =)
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@kemadruma (148)
• India
14 Nov 07
i do used to read a lot lot,(mylot) till 12-13, i still hav big bunch of it, i used to go to other states for my vacation so i used to buy 30-40 during a single trip.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Oh yea, usually comics are read by younger people. Usually.
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• India
14 Nov 07
also i have that much comic that i used to rent them to my friends sometime, and worst thing is that they never returned them.
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• Singapore
15 Nov 07
That's why it is no "fun" to lend books - but because the lender is selfish but many times, the borrower has no concept of "responsibility". :P
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Comics - A part of my small collection.
I have loved comics forever. In fact I have a collection of some that are old and valuable. Now days I love Beetle Bailey and Hagar The Horrible. But as far as store bought comics I love Batman & Superman over others. Here's a smaole of some of my collection. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Try auctioning them for a profit.:P
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I have thought of selling them. But for now I am saving them for my grandsons future use. Who knows though. I may get broke and sell them in a drop of a hat. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Singapore
15 Nov 07
Will be worth even more when your grandsons grow up! :P
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
I read recommended fiction on condition that the height of the book is not more than an inch and the print must be in big fonts. Often, comics better meet my criteria easily. Besides, pictures are more attractive than words. LOL.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
LOL. Not many books that "short". You are too old for teenage fiction, aren't you? Even Harry Potter books are THICK. :P
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
15 Nov 07
No books are too young :p I am reading kiddy's books now. Few pages and few sentences only. Can finish tens of them in an hour. What a nice quota. btw, I rather watch HP instead of read.
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• Singapore
15 Nov 07
OMG... those "books" interest you? What's HP?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Nov 07
no I dont read comics since I was a kid now I read the real thing books big ones lol
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Oh yea, the "real" things... those "big" ones.:P
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Nov 07
yup the ones that are from 400 to 700 pages in them no pictures at all.
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I used to read comics when I was just a kid. I love to read about comedy. There was this comics for children called Funny Comics in our country. I don't know if it's still existing. I love reading it and I almost had a collection of it. But I eventually stopped reading it as I grew up and changed my hobbies and interestd.
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Not sure, too many comics around. Haven't come across Funny Comics but from the sound of things, it should be funny, ha! :P
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• Philippines
16 Nov 07
It was a very famous comics here in the Philppines before... hehe
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I used to read comics when I was a kid, but then I switched to "real" books, when I realized how lacking comics are in substance. I know what you mean about people being so put off by reading. Strange, isn't it?
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
One man's meat is another man's poison. :P
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I used to read comic books when I was in elementary school, but I have always loved to read books as well. I am one of those people who reads just about anything I can get my hands on. As an adult I read novels for pleasure (like fiction), educational books (craft ideas for kids, bible study) magazines, short stories, newspapers, and online information like you find here at myLot. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a dislike for reading!
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Avid reader. Thank God I love to read. Otherwise what to do when I get old(er)? :P
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• Malaysia
14 Nov 07
Some people read comics to release their stress. My self alone, I read Hong Kong's comics. On the other words, KUNG FU actions.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Slash kick punch blast. Nice. ^^
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@anup12 (4182)
• India
14 Nov 07
Yes I like to read comics. In fact I sincereley think by reading comics one gets a lot of entertainment.
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• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Yup, that's the reason for this invention.:)
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I read them years ago, especially Tom and Jerry. I haven't even seen a comic book in years. When I hear about one being auctioned for a fortune I cringe and wish I had kept mine. But my mother would have probably thrown them out anyway.
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Well we have manuscripts auctions for high amounts too.:P
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