I'm a long time comic book reader. Sure, I'm sporadic at best these days, but I have a history. Normally, I'm not a big fan of the 'men in tights' flavor of comics; that is to say I generally stayed away from most of the comic book titles. Sure, there was a heavy interest in the X-Men in my past, Batman as well, but over all I was always more of an underground/horror/counter culture type of comic fan. Titles such as "Preacher" and "Transmetropolitan" were more my cup of tea.