Growing up in grade school, I wasn't an avid reader. And I didn't much like reading in the earlier years of my life. While I remember some HS projects that required the reading of some selective titles, and writing reports on them, I wasn't exactly what you would have called a diligent student.
All that changed with comics. In the early fall of 1979 I woke up one morning, breakfasted and headed out to the back yard only to discover that my parents were having a yard sale. After looking through some of the items that they were selling, I came across a pile of comics. It was mostly back issue horror magazines published by Warren publishing, titles such as Eerie, Vampirella, and Creepy.
From the comics I gained the joy of reading. I was hooked, and now find that I not only enjoy reading immensely, but that I just can't stop. For me, comics offer an opportunity to engage in the fantasy genre, entranced in the stories and captivating art form that comics provide.
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