As an adult , do you read comics?

@asanlee (408)
Indonesia
January 6, 2010 5:15am CST
I like reading comics Dragon Balls in my spare time,it helps me to relax. My wife likes reading Conan The Detective, she said it's good to sharpen her thinking.My daughters love to read Doraemon. I think it's good for them. After reading Doraemons , they are more imaginative, which will be useful for their creativity. Beside it increase their knowledge in some way. My whole family love reading comics. What about you?
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
8 Jan 10
i am a housewife and i still read japanese comics online. even right now, i'm actually reading and at the same time surfing the net. like this, it really helps me to spend my time doing something that i enjoy. at the same time, it also helps to improve my english and enhances my thinking and knowledge as your wife says. i too enjoy reading detective conan as well. in fact, i have made a blog about all the dramas that i like and the mangas that i have read. it's nothing fancy, just like my own journal about what i liked so that in the near future, if i'm free with nothing to read or watch, i can look at my blog and then re read/watch those titles again. hehe so far, i'm the only one with this interest in my family. my siblings and hubby are not really into these things and my children are still young, though i'm afraid they might get addicted just like i am. oh well.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 10
Hallo Sminut13...can you please tell me where you can read the comics online? We are very interested, cause you know I have mentioned before that my whole family love comic. I suggest if your kids get older and have the same hobby as you, you had better more selective to what kind of comics that suitable for them to read.Because not all of the mangas suitable for children.Happy reading!!!
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
10 Jan 10
i agree, we have to be selective in what they read as not all are good materials for young children. regarding comics, i read more of japanese comics or manga, so if those are the type you're looking for, then there are many sites that you can find them online. but the two sites that i always visit are mangafox and onemanga. it's really easy to browse through both sites. they're user friendly. and they have so many mangas to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice. detective conan is being uploaded there as well. so your wife might really enjoy it. hehe they have all genres there. well i hope that you and your family enjoy reading from these sites as i do.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 10
hallo....Sminut13 , thanks for your information....I think I wont let them know about it first.....otherwise I wont have the chance to read my favourite comics online.....cause we only have 2 PC and 1 laptop...it will be occupied all the time if my daughters and wife find out ...he he he....please keep the secret for me...thank you!!!
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
6 Jan 10
I love comics! I read the Dragon Balls series when it came out here, always started on the wrong side of the book ;-) I read a couple of Norwegian series, Pondus (hmm, family sit-com maybe?), EON (inspired by Opus), Opus, Prince Valiant and lot of other comics. I also used to read Elf Quest and I have a lot of Star Wars comics somewhere. One day I shall get an extra book-case for them ...
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 10
hi Torunn ...gimme five ...we r the fans of Dragon Balls....I collected mine since I was in Primary School...until now I still keep it although very old n a bit dirty...hahaha....
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
7 Jan 10
*high five* I still have all of mine, I like them because they're different from the Norwegian comics and comics from other European countries. It's very comic like, with the eyes popping out etc. And it's easy to have it in a book if you want to take something to read on the bus.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Oh you do read it on the bus? Mine is too dirty to bring along when going out...I am thinking of purchasing a new set of Dragon Ball comics. Yeah...the way they draw is very comical, the expression is very funny....lol....Happy Reading!!!
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
I've been reading those things if I caught in my eyes. But I have no comics in my home that is why I spend a lot of my time on the net... I like reading comics most specially those stuff that you said here...have a nice day!
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 10
hallo...friend....you also can read the comics online, I just got the information from others Mylot's friend...there's 2 sites, onemanga and...I forgot , please read through the responses came in then you'll know....Happy reading!!!
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
I have no time to read now, my friend. Thanks for the info. I am busy doing an online jobs. I have a goal that I want to meet but if this goal is being fulfill I will read comics again...Have a nice day!!!
• United States
7 Jan 10
YES! I read Indie comics mostly. "The Umbrella Academy" and "Hellboy" have been my favorites lately. I love "The Watchmen" and anything written by Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 10
Hallo friend....all of the titles you mentioned I never heard before. In my town most of the comics translated from Japan's mangas. Besides also the popular Harry potter series. Other than that I dont notice whether there's other type of comics. Thank You.
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• United States
8 Jan 10
Go to Dark Horse Comic books website, go to Top Cow's website, and go to Aspen's website, and you will find some really great comic books and titles there. I would say make a trip to Midtown Comics, Manhattan, NYC, NY or Golden Apple, Los Angeles, California, but I do not imagine that you can do that because it would be costly and expensive. Here in the U.S. we tend to have quite a few comic book stores left and they tend to have everything that you need.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
I never missed reading the comics section in every newspaper I come to read at hand. So, that qualifies me as an adult comics reader. Good humor can be found on comics section of the newspaper and sometimes, I do get some pointers and jokes to tell for my friends.
• Singapore
7 Jan 10
Yup, I read the more interesting strips published in the papers too (only). After all, I paid for them haha.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 10
Oh really? Our local newspaper never publish any comics, if they do, I think I will read through the comics section too. But I wonder whether you have ever bought any comics from book store to read at home. since you like the comics so much. I agree that most of the comics contain little jokes. That's why we feel relax and happy after reading comics. Happy Reading and thank you for your kind attention.
@inlaviola (241)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 10
yap i'am very like read comics. i'am comics lover. i read alot comics series and i have fun and enjoy with this
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 10
hallo Friend...you also a comic lover....only us can understand the excitement whenever a new comic is published, and the fun of sharing the jokes we read in comics with others...It's more benefits than we ever known.....so keep doing it!!! Happy reading!!!
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
15 Jan 10
yeah. i recently got into reading graphic novels because i want to draw my own soon. so, i am checking out other graphic novels for fun just to get an ideas. and i wrote some summaries of 11 of them on writing sites, Fables and The Dreaming Issues.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 10
hallo...friend...It is good to observe others technic of drawing, but be careful dont be influenced or followed others style then you 'll loose your uniqueness...every artist or cartoonist will have their own style. Last but not least congratulations...and hope to see your artwork on market soon.....
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
10 Jan 10
I don't think there is anything wrong to read a comics book as an adult. I would like to read comics if I have time myself. I would love to read some books, ever since my last book was two years ago. Unfortunately, economic situation, and all other circumstance, it makes me need to push myself to keep on make money instead of read books.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 10
Yes...life is really hard this global crisis moment. But just few comics will do, you can read it for many times, you wont get bored. It's good for relaxing...so keep continue reading it.....Dont give up!!!! Happy reading!!!
@acer5540 (354)
• China
8 Jan 10
No, i don't read comics now, when i was a child, i like it , but now, it seems not interesting to me.I like novel instead, especially detective novels, Harry Potter series... Some of my friends still like comics as a child, it doesn't matter, maybe it is personal habit.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 10
Hallo acer5540...do you know the reason most of us like reading comics is because ...less text, more pictures. So easier to understand, not necessary to go through every lines to get the whole story. It is more relaxing rather than reading novel that's full of text. Reading novel will made me fall asleep. Yeah...it doesnt matter, it's only a matter of habit. Happy reading!!!
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@patms1 (525)
• United States
8 Jan 10
The only reason I read the NY News is for the comics. I always read the comics. I learn to read by reading the comics. When I was small I read so many comics i dreamt in frames. The first time I read the classics it was in comic books. I have always encourage my children to read them. Today I read a at least four books a week. yes I read the comics and love them.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 10
wow...you really abig fan of comics, you still read so many comics a week. I think maybe it is more than when you were small. I dont buy comics everytime, I just flip through the old comics I already have. so sometimes one comic I read for hundreds time. And I never get tired of it. It is really fun....Happy reading!!!
@sumanadep (1230)
• India
7 Jan 10
I don't read comic books but I read the comic strips in the daily news paper....some of the my favorite is Garfield and Kelvin and Hobbies.....I like them and I read them daily....
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Hi sumanadep....It helps to relax....No matter what, we just a comics lover....
@liuzhi (265)
• China
7 Jan 10
HOHO~I like watching or reading comics.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Yesss...Liuzhi...just keep the hoby....me too like reading comics very very very much.
@cindy27 (130)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
me too, even when my relatives says that's only for young ones i don't care because it still make my day by laughing out myself while reading my favorite comics.. i think its much better than reading bad stories on the news who just make you feel down than feel happy.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Hallo..cindy just go ahead...dont be shy...In here Mylot I find out that many adults read comics too. Now I dare to admit and say it outloud that I love comics, reading comics is healthy, good for relaxing your mind, release your pressure....THank you....
@cherhong (67)
• Singapore
7 Jan 10
hi asanlee , Is good to read some comic , it can help you to relax, and enjoy the life. i like to read "one Piece".
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Hallo cherhong... I heard about Onepiece in Mylot , is it really good? Maybe I will try to find it here..what is it about? Yes I read those that make me relax.....
@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
7 Jan 10
i love comics or manga...it is an escape from reality for me...!! hahah...i guess it helps me release stress and give me hope!
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
yes...a way of escaping from reality for a while!!! But remember just a while....just give you a break....and you should face up your problems again!!!
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I do read comics once in a while still now. I used to read more when I was younger and as I got older I started reading less.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Dont stop reading it friend....it will help us to look younger....younger at heart..will beautify your appearance!!! It is not tested yet, but I believe it really does. So keep on Reading Comics....
• China
7 Jan 10
Certainly yes, it makes us happy and relax. It doesn't matter with ages. Some old persons are also very funny because they have a childish heart inside. Nice day!
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Oh yes....no matter how od is your age...the important thing is young at heart...then it will keep you young forever!!! Maybe some of the beauty centre should provide comics for their customers, to beautify the inner side helps their customers to look younger. Dont you think is a good idea?
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
6 Jan 10
My husband is a huge comic book fan! In result of that, I read some myself. One of my favorites is Mr. Jean. I absolutely love attending Free Comic Book Day. It gives me a chance to read some comics I wouldn't typically buy and maybe then buy them in the future. Comics are fun and short reads if you don't have a lot of time to read them. I also think they're a lot of fun for kids. There really are a wide variety and range of comics out there for all sexes and ages!!
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Wow...Free Comic Book Day ..sounds fun and interesting!!! We never have it here. It would be great if we could have one here, I will definitely go with my family!!!
@DCLehnsherr (1042)
6 Jan 10
Hi Asanlee, I think that is awesome that your whole family loves reading comics, and you definitely shouldn't feel odd about it. Me I still read them too, but not as often as I used to because I get too distracted by doing things online and when I read I tend to go for novels because I read better when moving and novels are easier to read in motion. I will definitely still be reading the occasional comic as I get older. Heck since getting older should mean I need to move less to relax I will probably start to read more of them, especially manga. If the manga my avatar is from ever continues I will start reading it right away as it is my favourite ever and not continuing is an insane idea. My dad also reads comics and has a huge collection of them, he was the one who introduced me to them so being older and reading them is normal for me. Being an anime fan I have learnt that some people find adults and comics odd, but I never have. It is just some good, harmless fun lol! All the best and continue to love the comics Dranz
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Hallo DCLehnsherr...thanks for your support...I will definitely go on with this habit, and you can imagine when me and family (wife and 2 daughters) sitting queitly in the living room each holding a different comic, reading it seriously. Look funny...but we are happy!!! As long as we are happy, why not, Right? Thank you.
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I read only certain comic strips each day. My favorites are baby blues, The wiz, Curtis,and non sequitor. A comic strip really has to catch my fancy for me to enjoy them. There are several other which I read on occasion but very rarely.
@asanlee (408)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Hallo...sirnose...our newspaper here dont have any comic strips inside, so I have to buy comisc from book store. I think if there is , maybe I will read through too, thank you!!!