So, Jon’s choice of topic – favourite comic books, manga and things like that.
I used to read a lot of manga. Not that many different series (Series’? Serieses? What’s the plural of that?) but the ones I did read had a lot of books in them. I don’t read really read them any more though, I associate that more with my early teenage years. I don’t really read comic books either.
My favourite manga series though, from when I was into all of that, is a series that actually I’m still very fond of; “Rurouni Kenshin” by Nobukiro Watsuki. This is also the manga that my username Kenouni Renashin is based on. A good friend of mine took the original title and did a little word wizardry with it; missing it up, and making it sound more feminine. I think he did a fabulous job. Of course he did, I’ve been using this username for a very long time. Since college at least, and maybe even a few years prior to college. But basically, I’ve been using it a very long time and I’ extremely fond of it; attached to it even. It’s pretty much… Yeah, it is. My username is me; it’s a part of who I am now. And I have a manga to thank for that.
Aside from that… I like The Umbrella Academy. Not just because it’s Gerard Way’s creation, although that is probably a big part of how it appeared on my radar. I can’t really say why I like it. It’s different? I’m quite fond of The White Violin’s character design? I don’t know. I’m looking forward to the third instalment, and the Danger Days comic that’s due out this year. (I’m not sure when the third instalment of The Umbrella Academy is out; probably sooner rather than later now MCR have split.) I think that Gerard is a great storyteller; it’s evident in his lyrics too.
Aside from that? I don’t really read comics, as I said. I do have an Alice in Wonderland graphic novel somewhere, but I haven’t really read it, but I do like the art style. I think that’s my problem. I’m very picky with art styles, and I never really like any of them.
I’ve thought about picking up “Suicide Squad” or “Gotham City Sirens” but… I find most comic books expensive for what they are, even collected editions. I’d rather have an actual book, or two, ’cause I can normally get maybe two books with the money I’d spend on a collected comic book. Even if I got them from Amazon.
I do like the Deadpool character though. The boyfriend collects some of his books, and I’ve looked through one or two and I find him quite funny, but that’s about it. All I know, really, is that I prefer Marvel to DC and I’d rather watch the films thanks. I have nothing against comic books, or those who like them, but they’re just not for me.
Unti next week folks!
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