Friday, January 29, 2010
One of my points of extreme embarrassment as a child was when I first got into comic books. The characters were new to me, and as an X-Men reader in the Chris Claremont era, the number of characters and universes was pretty daunting. But I was into it and wanted to ask the cooler, older kids about stuff I didn't know, and mostly about the new (to me) character of Banshee. However, when I got up the courage to ask, I couldn't remember his name, and stuttering I said, "You n-n-n-n-know, the loud one?". Not cool. Even in the comic book world of uncool cool.