DOAT Ep 62: A Boy & His Mop

This week on the Dork of All Trades Podcast, Tim and John discuss Comic Books.

They talk about New Song, Comics, Comic Books, Trade Paperbacks, Trades, Single Issues, Comic Book Issues, Stan Lee, Fantastic Four, The Thing, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Jhonen Vasquez, Jack Kirby, Amazing Spider-Man, Spidey, Spider-Man, Vulture, Green Goblin, Sunday Paper, Jizz Mopping, Slave Labor Comics, Squee!, I feel Sick, Writing Comics, Jesus Hamster, Demon Weasel, High school art, Art Mural, Murals, Self Portrait, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, Comic Book Stores, Comic Book Men, The Dark Knight Returns, The Widening Gyre, Walt Flanagan, Frank Miller, Deadpool, Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Quiver, Green Arrow, Kevin Smith, Green Arrow Vol 3, Green Arrow Where Angels Fear to Tread, Death of Green Arrow, Spreadsheets, Increasing Value, long box, long boxes, Small boxes, Bundles, High Ticket Items, Collecting, Back Issues, Collectors, First Printing, First Issues, Namor, Marvel DC, Namor 2002, Comic Cons, Comic Book, Batman The Cult, X-Men, Phoenix, Phoenix Force, Apocalypse, New Mutants, Secret Wars, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Nerd Poker, Brian Posehn and Friends, Detective Comics, Batman, Scott Snyder, Batman Zero Year, Batman Year One, The New 52, New 52, All New All Different, Riddler, Red Hood, Joker, Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Ace Chemicals, James Gordon, Batman Inc, Damian Wayne, Grant Morrison, Death of Damian Wayne, Batman Incorporated, Carrie Kelly, Brave New Worlds, Back Issue, Ontario Street Comics, Death of Deadpool, Best Find, CORRECTION: THE GREEN LANTERN BECOMES THE SPECTRE, Catching up, St. Baldricks, Childhood Cancer, Fuck Cancer, Jeff Mitchell, Benjamin Franklin Mitchell, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians Books, Starlord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Talking Nerdy, Alex Gross, Fuck Childhood Cancer, Back to Comics, The Long Halloween, Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale, Calendar Man, Spoilers, Two-Face, Crisis on Infinite Podcasts, Comic Book Movies, Deadpool, The Dark Knight, The Avengers, Batman, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Captain America, Suicide Squad, DC TV, Arrow, The Flash, legends of Tomorrow, Agents of Shield, Agent Carter, Gotham, Netflix, Daredevil, CW’s Arrow Books, Barry Allen, Oliver Queen, Flash,Wrestling isn’t Wrestling, Max landis, Superior Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Flashpoint, Young Justice, Justice league, Age of Ultron, Black Widow, Deadpool and More!

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Comic Books turned my Squirtle into a Blastoise

Written By: Tim

So this is a blogging? Hello internet my name is Tim. A twenty four year old from Philadelphia.

So if you live in a cave and aren’t familiar with what comic books are I’m going to tell you. By definition a comic book, comicbook, comic magazine, or simply comic is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons or word bubbles that are emblematic of the comic’s art. That’s the literal definition Wikipedia says a comic book is.

To me comic books are much more than that. When I was twelve years old I was given my first comic books as a Christmas gift from “Santa Claus “. Now “Santa Claus” knew that I was a withdrawn kid and wanted to bring me of my shell and give me a hobby. And comic books did just that.

The first comic I got was Fantastic Four #92. Ben Grimm “The Thing” is captured by the alien race Skrulls and forced to fight in their gladiatorial colosseum. I was hooked after that and needed more. The Fantastic Four opened my eyes up to the Marvel universe. Characters like the X-men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, etc. Then it took one visit to my at the time local comic book store to discover that there was a bigger world out there. DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse, Image, etc. Comic books showed me that everyone has the ability to do something great, you just need to try. Comics brought me out of my shell and I am forever grateful for it.

Fantastic fourThen high school came and I found myself putting the comics aside for girls and a social life. I turned my back on comic books. After graduation I went off to college and struggled both at home and in school. I looked back into comics and haven’t stopped since. Once you start to love something you never truly stop.  Now myself and my friend John get together and talk about comics and everything nerdy.

The Dork of All Trades Podcast is coming soon, but until then join the conversation, what was the first comic book you’ve ever read? Comment below!