I just finished reading Olympia #1 by Image. It was a great read, but I couldn’t help but notice my wife laughing at me from the other couch.
“What’s so funny!?!?” I yelled while flipping the coffee table over and smashing my whiskey glass against the wall.
“Why do you sniff the book every time you turn the page?” She said while putting me in a headlock and administering a killer noogie.
That got me thinking: I love the smell of certain comics/publishers and I derive a significant amount of pleasure from smelling my comics as I read them. I’d even go so far as to guess that the way a comic smells probably has an influence over how I feel about a comic after reading it.
My question to you all is: what comics/publishers make the best smelling comics in your opinion?
My personal favorites:
Bronze/ Copper Age- Hard to beat the classics.
Alterna- Fantastic sniff per dollar value.
Floating World- Surreal in smell and appearance.
Image- Most current Image titles have a great smell.
Aftershock- The chemical cocktail used to print these books is buzz inducing.
Ahoy- Combine fantastic aroma, thicker paper, and the fact that it takes almost an hour to really read an issue and you’ve got a smell sensation!
Not Crazy About
DC Black Label- It’s not that they smell bad. I’m just disappointed that bigger books with more pages don’t have a stronger smell.
Red 5-Strong smell but something’s a bit off. Almost sour smelling.
Scout- Very similar to Red 5. Not that it disgusts me or anything, just not as sweet as others.
I know I’m not the only comic sniffer out there (or maybe I am and there’s something wrong with me). I’d like to hear (smell) everyone else’s favorites. Are there any to avoid? What is it about carcinogens that we feel compelled to get them into our lungs?