yes give an 11 year old who is big into spidey watchmen, that way we never have to suggest anything comic related for him again
5 minutes alone with the black freighter and he'll say thanks for the paper weight big brother
and yes I'm being a bit snarky about your comment @busty but really is that something that we might be doing as a detriment to this industry?
The stuff that first got us into comics was probably a current thing (at least at the time) those of us that grew up in the 80's might think that's when the best comics came out i.e. watchmen. People that grew up as kids in the 60's are going to love those old AMS stories.
Now as we've grown older, or at least up, in comics. We can go back and appreciate those things, but if you're an 11 year old growing up today those comics are going to be dreadfully boring and will kill off any interest before there's even a chance to spark the love of comics that we share.
Some of you would turn your noses up at Super hero squad or the Ultimate line because that's not the real comics, but if it gets one more person in the door and then as they enjoy those "other" books then they can go back and enjoy the history that comics has to offer.
I'm probably going to start a fight and it's not my intention.
I'm just saying I think when it comes to younger readers we should start small and modern and work up to the classics.