View Full Version : You read comics....how old are you?

Mark Bertolini
03-19-2009, 03:40 PM
This was done once, a long time ago, I thought it'd be time for an age update.

I read comics, and I am 30 years old.

03-19-2009, 03:41 PM

03-19-2009, 03:43 PM
I'm 27, but my secret identity "Mr. Applethwaite the friendly mailman" is 49.

03-19-2009, 04:02 PM
25...but my maturity level is that of a 6 year old

03-19-2009, 06:07 PM

03-19-2009, 06:18 PM
Hi... :confused: I'm... I... just turned 36... and... :yawn: I...

(you can do it, man We're all here for you.)

:eek: I...READ...COMICS!!!

(You did it! I knew you could. We all did, kid. You made us proud!)

J. Alexopoulos
03-19-2009, 06:27 PM
27 years of sexy...

03-19-2009, 06:37 PM
I'm about to fade out of readership, but I'm 34.

03-19-2009, 09:49 PM
37 tomorrow, and i still love 'em, just don't have any place to put them

03-19-2009, 11:24 PM
37 tomorrow, and i still love 'em, just don't have any place to put them

Happy early birthday

03-21-2009, 08:24 PM
I'm 26 until next week, and I too have faded in and out of readership. I started back up around the last Baltimore Comic-Con. I only collect select titles, maybe 5-6 per month that I really care about/enjoy. I worry about new readership status in this industry I love so much, anyone have any info/numbers on that?

Paul Sanderson
03-22-2009, 02:44 AM
I turn 36 this May.

Ian Ascher
03-22-2009, 10:03 AM
34 years old.

Reading for 30 years.

Buying them for 24.

Right now I own approx 6300 single issues and around 225 graphic novels.

03-22-2009, 12:31 PM
31 reading since 1986 and writing them since 1995. :har: and I'm a girl

Troy Wall
03-22-2009, 12:49 PM

Been reading 'em since '92 when I was 9.

03-24-2009, 04:05 PM
I'm 31

03-24-2009, 04:15 PM
I'm 32. Still buy and read 'em regularly; probably have too many, but oh well. Been reading them basically since I could read, and have been "collecting" them since '91.

And for added statistics, my wife is 29 and also reads/collects just as much as I do. Not sure when she started - was sometime in the late '90s.

05-19-2009, 04:32 AM
26 babyyyyy

Doctor Shock
05-19-2009, 04:37 AM
41 and I'll read them til I die.

The DarkMind
05-19-2009, 08:21 AM
30 for a few more months. I don't collect as much as I did in the past due to the financial burdens of divorce but I'm still a fan of comics.

T.J. May
05-19-2009, 08:32 AM
I'll be 34 in July. Only been reading comics for as long as I've been writing them. About 10 years.

05-19-2009, 04:41 PM
I'm 21, turning 22 in June, and I've been reading them since I was old enough to read. The first thing I remember reading was my Dad's Treasury Size edition of Superman Vs. Spiderman.

05-19-2009, 04:45 PM
30 years , I'm 34 been reading them since 1978. My Dad traveled a lot and every time he'd return home he'd bring me a big stack of comics. The great thing was my dad could'nt tell the difference between a Donald Duck, Swamp Thing, Eeerie, Creepy, or Mad. So I was intro'd to everything at an early age. I still have most of them!

05-19-2009, 05:18 PM
i was introduced to them when i was around 5 by my older brothers and started collecting when i was in 5th grade with my first two subscriptions to Marvel team-up and Avengers...:)

Jamir with an E
05-21-2009, 03:49 PM
My age depends on which illegally obtained i.d I'm using to purchase paper plates on credit that week but, in real life, I'm 36. :laugh:

05-23-2009, 04:37 PM
22, soon 23

Allegory Comics
05-23-2009, 04:47 PM
I am 31. I read comics off an on as a kid, until 1992 when I really got interested, and I haven't stopped since.

05-23-2009, 10:03 PM
I am 31 :)

05-24-2009, 03:08 AM
Wow, I feel like a baby after reading this thread.

I'm 20.

05-24-2009, 07:24 AM
I'm 27, first interested in comics thanks to Superfriends reruns and some old Marvel Comics Presents Spidey/New Warriors annuals, and then eventually the start of my collection when a shop opened up in my hometown just in time for the X-revamp and the start of Spawn and The Maxx. My X-Men #1, X-Force #1, and Maxx #1 issues are all treasured possessions, even if that was right in the prime of the boom and those issues are all pretty much worthless in value hahaha.

05-24-2009, 07:25 AM
30. Kinda losing the urge to read comics now, though.

j giar
05-24-2009, 01:08 PM
46 and I've taken short 2-5 year breaks...Read mostly trades and now that they collect the classics, I read those as well...My biggest complaint, I miss the floppy size editions of Lone Wolf and Cub.

05-24-2009, 04:06 PM
I turn 26 next month and still going strong with reading them

05-26-2009, 09:26 AM
Almost 28. I'm still trying to draw comics instead of just reading them.

Erik Roman
05-26-2009, 09:37 AM

Been reading them since about 1980. I started with the X-men and New Teen Titans. I also started drawing at that point because of the comics I was reading.

Been out of drawing comics for about 7 years to do RPG work but, I'm jumping back into comics with a webcomic starting next month. The RPG work was fun but I REALLY missed telling stories.


05-26-2009, 12:09 PM
32. Took a five year break in the late '90s until about a year after Crossgen hit the scene I believe. Can't afford to buy too many these days, but I still read when I can.

Ingrid K. V. Hardy
05-26-2009, 02:51 PM
Wasn't going to say it, but since I'm not alone..... I'm 46 and read alot of them when young, because they were around. Stopped reading them for a loooooong time because nothing interested me. But now I found some that do. :)

j giar
05-26-2009, 03:11 PM
Wasn't going to say it, but since I'm not alone..... I'm 46 and read alot of them when young, because they were around. Stopped reading them for a loooooong time because nothing interested me. But now I found some that do. :)

:) You're in good company. ;)

08-13-2009, 09:14 PM
Just turned 33. Looks like I'm about the median age. Wow.

I stopped reading in '94 when I left home for college. Picked up a few issues here and there over the years, but nothing serious until April 2008, when I started with Y: The Last Man and Preacher.

Now I can't get enough of them. I think that time off helped.

I don't read ANY superhero comics, so that makes me unusual. I read a lot of Vertigo, select Dark Horse and Image, and various smaller publishers (IDW, Oni, TopShelf).

08-13-2009, 09:26 PM
I'm a 45 year old trapped in a 16 year old's body. Acting your age is overrated. Acting older than your age is underrated.

Fred Duran
08-14-2009, 03:23 AM
I'm 19. I just stumbled upon a treasure trove of good stuff - Miller's runs on Batman and Daredevil, Watchmen, 1602, Sin City, Y: The Last Man, Preacher, etc. - and basically just educated myself. It was amazing. Aside from that, I have a bunch of old stuff - Star Brand, DNAgents, Sub-Mariner, the Haunted Knight TPB, some Spider-Man, Silver Surfer (not a single issue in sequential continuity, mind you). My cousin used to love comics and I thought he was the coolest freakin' person in the world, so I tried drawing my own comics to impress him. My family noticed and gave me comics when they could. It was cool to see what people did. I think my first comic was around 5 years old. I couldn't for the life of me tell you what it was though :laugh:


08-14-2009, 10:48 AM
I'll be 24 in December. Everything else is kind of a blur...