I was picking up Venom and Joker stories that looked interesting to me when I first started collecting. Art drew my eye, and these 2 characters above all else held my interest.
But I don’t know that it ever occurred to me that comic books could be truly great until I read the Killing Joke.
I bought the book without knowing what was waiting for me inside, and I was completely blown away by the story. It was the first comic book that sat with me once I’d finished it, and the first that I immediately felt the urge to read again.
I was thinking about this today and wondered what your stories are- did you happen across a story by accident that blew you away, or did you begin reading comics on someone’s suggestion with something like Watchmen, Dark Knight Returns, Sandman, or All Star Superman???