Comics... Old And New... Do You Still Read Them?

Charlie Brown and Friends - Charlie Brown and Friends from Charles M. Schultz's Peanuts comic strip books.
@Darkwing (21588)
June 29, 2007 1:12pm CST
I don't read comics any more, although I used to read the Dandy and Beano regularly. My Dad used to order them for us, and we'd eagerly await their delivery each week with the Daily Newspaper. I loved to read the antics of Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx. They were my two favourites, but I also liked Desperate Dan and his Cow Pie. lol. As I grew, I stopped reading them, but I used to buy them for my boys and would occasionally take a peek. However, I went on to the Peanuts comic books, with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Pigpen, Marcie, Schroeder, Sally, Franklin, Rerun,Woodstock and last but not least, the famous Snoopy! Charles M. Schulz certainly captivated a child's life in these books and I found them very amusing. Do you still read comics of any kind, or do you have some fond memories of comics to share? I think we all read them at some time in our lives and perhaps, still do.
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@mummymo (23707)
30 Jun 07
The Twinkle - I loved that comic when I was little! And Jackie when I got older - actually got a chance to see a programme on Jackie the other week and all my memories came flooding back! I still read the kids comics sometimes but there are so many of them now and they just aren't as good! xxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jun 07
No, I agree... the modern comics lost something. They're more like series of short stories, but I remember Twinkle and Jackie. lol. Thank you for your input Mummymo and Brightest Blessings. xx
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
30 Jun 07
Nope I do not read them anymore but I only ever used to read the Girlie ones you know like Judy and that I used to love reading them, Beano and that I found silly lol I just could not read them
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@Darkwing (21588)
1 Jul 07
Minnie The Minx - Minnie the Minx from the Beano Comic.
Ah, you haven't lived then, my friend. You certainly should have read Minni The Minx. lol. She looks so sweet and innocent in this pic too, but she was a little demon!:) Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xx
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
1 Jul 07
Hmmmmmmmmmmm I hope you are not comparing her to someone here xxxxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 Jul 07
Whoooooooooooo? Sweet litle innocent ol' meeeeeeee? Never... would I? ha ha ha. xxx
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@martinha (631)
• Portugal
2 Jul 07
I still read them, not as many times as I did but I still like to read them. I used to love Snoopy, Donald Duck, Asterix, Tintin... Right now I don't have time to read as I have to study and I usually read other kind of books but I still like comics. It's just a pity that some people still think comics are just for kids.
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 Jul 07
I don't think comics ever have just been for kids. I'm sure my Dad got them so that he could read them when we'd gone to bed. lol. Brightest Blessings.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
1 Jul 07
When I was little, every now and then Mum would take us to "town", town being the city of Sydney, there were 4 of us. We'd travel on the train and we'd each get to buy a comic. My favourites were, Donald Duck, Archie, Betty and Veronica, Richie Rich, Dot Polka and Casper. There were also special treats when we got there. I have no idea how Mum And Dad could afford to do this.
@Darkwing (21588)
2 Jul 07
Oh wow, yes, Casper. I'd almost forgotten him. You know, when we were in Germany, I went to the Naafi shop one day and found a small plastic Casper. He had a string inside with a ring on the top and when you pulled it, he'd speak. I bought it for my kids... well, I will only admit it was for my kids. He used to say, "Hi, I'm Casper" "Will you be my friend?""I'm a friendly ghost!""Let's play ghosts!" Ha ha ha... amused me, and them, for hours. Now, my grandchildren love Casper too. Brightest Blessings.
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@naadia (830)
• India
30 Jun 07
i dont read much nowadays.only some magazine.and i am a subscriber of some comics now it is for my brother.but he dont have the reading habit as i had in his age.may be it is because of computer and games.but still i read some comics when i got bored of this internet and other things or when there is no current i will read some comics and magazine.but not daily as i did once!
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jun 07
Yes, I think the computer has had a hand in both the dying out of comics, and newspapers. Still, we have to go with progress, although we still have our memories. I loved my comics! Still do, if the truth be told. Brightest Blessings.
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
Nah, I was never a comic reader. So, I never did read then, and I still don't read now. I prefer solid books.:P
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jun 07
Awwwwwwwww, you don't know what you're missing, Wiz! Thank you for your input. I like books as well of course, but occasionally, I find the need for a chuckle and the Peanuts books are light, amusing reading. They're not all in comic strips, some are little stories, but still enjoyable. Brightest Blessings.
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• Singapore
30 Jun 07
Well, I might have read one or two peanut before.. oh we have dilbert here too. I read a bit of that. :)
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jun 07
There ya go then... you forgot, didn't you? lol
@weemam (13377)
9 Jul 07
we used to get the Dandy and the Beano for the boys when they were young but hubby and I always read them too , Did you ever read Oor Wullie ? it was brilliant too , I had a box full of them and gave them away not to long ago to a friend with kids , someone said they would be worth money but the kids deserved them more , Nice memories there pal again thanks xxxx
@Darkwing (21588)
10 Jul 07
No, I can't say I ever heard of that one, but my Dad ordered the comics. I think they were more for him than us girls, anyway! lol. I reckon he got his nose stuck into them when we went to bed. he he he Brightest blessings. xx
@waynet (2650)
30 Jun 07
I'm still one of those most fortunate to still buy and read comics as I love them(sometimes more than my wife...ssshhh! don't tell anyone!) I had fond memories of collecting them as a child later it became obssessive putting them into their neat little plastic bags with backing board to keep them protected for future investments. Although I have not read the beano or the dandy for years it's all the comics with the superheroes I still read, the fantastic four and spiderman not to mention the x-men, I'm a comic book junkie and plus I love to draw my own comic books so that is also the main reason I buy comics, to keep entertained and inspired and plus the comic book films that are out nowadays, is just fantastic!!
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Jul 07
Wow... you did well to save comics in such a neat and orderly way that they don't get damaged. They'll probably furnish you quite well with a "future investment". You do drawings for comics anyway, don't you, Waynet? You'll have to show me some, one day. Brightest Blessings.
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@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
i collect comics and whether they are old or new i still read them. i always buy 2 copies.. one for my collection and the other one is for my viewing pleasure. =)
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jun 07
Wow, a good hobby to have. They'll probably be worth a fortune someday and you must have piles of them. Thank you for your input, Webbuff and Brightest Blessings.
@kampo90 (289)
• Antarctica
30 Jun 07
Yep i read a lot of comics from marvel favorite ones include Cable And Deadpool,Punisher,Deadpool,Wolverine the old What if? comics and i read a few more which dont realy come to mind at thi instant i find comics very interesting (wheal the ones taht are directed at a more mature audience)oh and also read a few mangas from time to time and some titels from ddc and especialty vertigo
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jun 07
Wow... you sure read a lot of comics Kampo. Thank you for your input... very interesting. Brightest Blessings.
@nejnej (148)
• United States
30 Jun 07
well unlike you i still adore comics of any kind, my latest obsesion now is naruto manga. and i have stocks of collection of books and comic books.
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Jun 07
Oh, I still enjoy reading them now and again, but they're not the same these days. Thank you for your input, Nejnej, and Brightest Blessings.
@GardenGerty (112695)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I do believe that Charles Schultz is one of my favorite cartoonists. I find that Woodstock is endearing. But I personally think I act a lot like Lucy. Some of these characters seem as real as the kids I meet every day and it is easy to believe their antics. I did always wonder where the grownups were, but the secret life of children is intrigueing. I am not familiar with all of the cartoons you mention, but Charlie Brown sure seems to be universal.
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jun 07
Yes, Charles Schultz is a great cartoonist, the way he depicts those kids. I like Woodstock too but I think the most endearing character for me, is probably Linus, with his blanket he drags around. lol. I believe Charlie Brown's Mum and Dad are in some of the cartoons, from what I remember, but I won't swear by that. Brightest Blessings.