Jason Dettbarn's Comic Collecting Origin Story

Jason Dettbarn writing on Relic Scout:

So this is the story where I admit I became a comic book geek at 36 years old. 36 YEARS OLD. You read that right.

Holding the books in my hand, reading them cover to cover, and making those weekly trips became a ritual. One that became calming AND frantic all at the same time. On one hand, I got engrossed in the escapism of the stories. Living the fantasy of the characters lives, relationships, and choices in my mind. On the other hand, I NEEDED to read the next issue. Like now. I couldn’t wait until next month. So, what does one in that situation naturally do? Add more to my pull list, of course!

Jason describes a lot of what I feel about comics. He’s inspired me to pen my own comic collecting origin story that I’ll publish in the next few weeks. If you’ve never given comics a shot because you feel they’re just for kids or only about superheroes, Jason gives some great recommendations at the end of his post.

By Timmmmy

A human hoping to be empathetic and kind with all. I'm a geek, coffee drinker, stoner, maker of things, and forever an optimist. Brightly-colored clothes weren't enough, so I dye my hair too (he/him)

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