EW.com asked 15 "graphic storytellers" what comic got them hooked to the format. And then they asked me to post this and to link back to them.
But it's actually a fun thing to think about. What got me hooked?
It was the Rose of Versailles. Originally published in Japan, a friend of mine had copies in Korean when we were kids and lent them to me. I couldn't read it though, so she told me the basic plot, which was about a woman who was raised as a man and became a Palace officer during the French Revolution, and I tried to make out what was going on just from the illustrations.
I fell in love with the artwork which was all black and white and beautiful line work. Most of the comics I'd read back then were in color.
And I never got to read all the volumes...so it became this illusive comic holy grail that always kept me searching in every comic shop/book store I could find for the impossible get.
What got you hooked?