Being fairly new to comic books, as I am, I found this to be a very interesting and informative read.
See, I didn’t grow up reading comic books. I was introduced to The Punisher initially and only then it was the Thomas Jane movie with John Travolta. And interestingly enough, I was fine with that for a while. I mean, I loved that movie for years. Then I found the comic books. And I got my first Punisher comic and I was hooked. I quickly branched out into stuff like Grimm Tales of Terror, largely in part to the fact that I just didn’t know enough about the traditional characters for DC or Marvel to get into the new issues of those comics.
This book was a big help to me. It helped me understand what some of the super powers were, what each is used for, how they are “plausible” and it helped better define the characters for me. This is a great sort of start up guide to someone who has no understanding of comic book heroes and villains. This book talks about everything from Superman’s ability to fly to how plausible Groot would be. I mean, they really went to town on the knowledge in this book.
It’s definitely worth the read if you, like me, need a little comic book education…a “comication”, if you will. And this is the place to start it.