Today’s reader spotlight is on Bailey! You can find her blogging at Sweet Black Magic.
Tell us about yourself!
I’m a recent college grad getting ready to apply to grad school. I’m married with two cats and enjoy crafting, cartoons, reading, and video games.
How did you get into comics?
Well, I guess it really started way back in the 90s, when I was a wee bonnie-lass. I was way into the X-Men cartoon (and actually I’ve been watching it recently on Netflix. And yeah, it’s still awesome.) and I collected X-men cards. I got the occasional X-Men comic here and there, but I didn’t start frequenting comic shops until jr. high, mainly Slave Labor titles, some Gen13, and manga. However, it wasn’t until I recently went to Comicon that I got stoked on comics again and really got into the DCU. My friend leant me the Batwoman Detective Comics (Elegy) and told me about DC’s new 52, and ever since I’ve been picking up books weekly.
Do you just read comics, or do you express your love in other ways?
I talk about the comics I’m stoked on on my blog. I also craft hero inspired projects.
What are some comics you’re currently reading and enjoying?
Batwoman, Batgirl, Batman, Catwoman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonder Woman, Saga, Avengers vs. X-Men
Who is your favorite character?
I’ve always loved Batman (I think it stems from my fond childhood memories of Michael Keaton wearing the mask), but recently I’m all about some Batwoman. Though, Buffy and Rogue will always hold a special place in my heart.
Who are your favorite artist(s) & writer(s)?
Joss Whedon, J.H. Williams, Brian K. Vaughan, Adam Warren, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Do you have a favorite comic storyline?
Right now I’m all about the “Court of Owls” Bat-family arc.
How do you usually buy your comics?
LCS and trade (Amazon or Half-Price Books)
What are some things you love about comics?
The amazing art, fantastical stories, and interesting characters. I’m a sci-fi/fantasy geek and I really like over-the-top, otherworldly stories.
Some things that frustrate you?
Well, mainly I wish that there were more titles that spotlight a variety of strong, complex, and relatable stand-alone female characters. When I say “stand-alone” I mean not associated or spun-off of a larger male character, like Buffy or Wonder Woman.
What does your dream book look like?
Probably a Catwoman book done by Joss Whedon. I can see her almost as a Faith-type character.
Any final thoughts?