JD takes a look at the intimidating world of comic book continuity.
I'm not even going to pretend like I know anything substantial about comic books (I've got a few, but hardly a collection), but what I've read, I've liked, and I can definitely see why so many people would get dedicated to their favorite heroes.I don't know much about continuity, but like you said, I don't think I'd have much trouble getting into comics thanks to something like Wikipedia. And I feel like I'm doing myself a disservice by not getting knee-deep in Captain America comics.In any case, thanks for the video. Pretty entertaining stuff -- which reminds me, I need to start getting into Doctor Who as well.
Oh, almost forgot -- you mentioned mythology in your video, right? A friend of mine discussed comics in the same light, and has a mini-series of posts on the subject over on his blog. You should give it a read if you can spare the time.Here's part one:http://shapescapes.blogspot.com/2012/08/what-i-think-about-stuff-of-gods-men.html