I came into the world of sequential art pretty late–I read Sandman just after I left college, but it took several months into Matt Fraction’s run on Hawkeye to really get my engine going. In 2013, I attended HeroesCon in my hometown of Charlotte, NC, which helped–face to face conversations with comic book creators like Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick made buying trades of their work pretty irresistible. After that, it was simply a matter of consuming everything I could find, and deciding what I liked.
After three years of avid comic book consumption, I’d absolutely call myself a comic book geek. My favorite stories include well-written women as the main characters, and anything espousing positive relationships between teenage girls. See: Prez, Bitch Planet, Lumberjanes, Ms. Marvel, Giant Days. I also have an enormous soft spot for Black Widow, She-Hulk, and Spider-Woman, although I read fewer superhero comics than anything else, these days. I recently took it upon myself to read the entirety of Secret Wars, the epic Marvel crossover event, so I’m a little burned out on Big Two titles.
Knowing me, though, that won’t last long.
Demi Marshall is the BookKids Event and Marketing Coordinator. In her spare time, she plays with her dog and reads comic books. All the comic books.