The Making of a Geek
Between 1986 and 1989, the only comics I had were various Star Trek comics, purchased only when I was sick, and Archie Double Digests. That quickly changed.
If it wasn’t for the librarians at the county library taking an interest in me, and my parents making Monday night into Library Night, my reading would have atrophied.
While trying to find issues of Legion of Super-Heroes that my eyes fell on a large box, featuring a purple sky and lines of barbed wire across the front. “BLITZKRIEG” it proclaimed in red letters.
The summer and fall of 1989 was my big introduction into the world of geekdom. I was ten, I had overcome the stigma of being the slow kid in school (ah, dyslexia!), and I had pocket money. Batman was the big blockbuster, dominating toys among my friends. My family rented a Nintendo Entertainment System with… Read More »The Making of a Geek Part One: FASERIP-ing With Marvel Super Heroes