I used to be one too when i was around 12; i used to take comics on a book stand at a market . Not always the main stream comics like Marvel though.
I liked Zembla (Tarzan-like), The Phantom, Mandrake...
I'm not completely convinced by Thomas Wheeler saying he was a comic book freak, or executive producers showing a picture of them at five on a superhero costume (like they did at Comic-Con); that's just marketing move to me.
And i don't like what i see and read from showrunners like Josh Friedman or creator and executive producers like Thomas Wheeler : they have thought about and created a show which is a remarquable creative work. But they are so obsessed by their vision of the show that they become emprisonned in it. That means everybody criticizing their work is wrong and a fool. Because they have a clear vision of what they want they think the critics and the audience have to follow and shut-up.
Friedman treated the audience like s**t, saying that he will give answers but almost never giving them and piling other questions when we were waiting for answers. He knew that TSCC was about to be cancelled but he was on denial and did as if the show had three more seasons in front of it.
Whedon saying that he was not comfortable with the idea of someone else dealing with Buffy is another example of this blindness.
I hope Wheeler won't follow their steps but i'm not very optimistic.
Feel free to contradict me, i'm open to any suggestions