HOT COLLECTION: HOTFM’s Paul ‘Browny’ Brown has loved Marvel comic books since childhood.
HOT COLLECTION: HOTFM’s Paul ‘Browny’ Brown has loved Marvel comic books since childhood. Paul Braven

Browny comes to terms with being comic book nerd

RADIO announcer Paul 'Browny' Brown has a tattooed arm dedicated to cartoon characters, and more than 100 comic books.

And it doesn't look like he is going to grow out of this obsession.

The 28-year-old said Marvel - the company that publishes comic books about superheroes, including Spiderman, Ironman and Wolverine - had played a big part in his life, and continued to do so.

"I used to watch the cartoons, collect cards and play video games as a kid," he said.

"Growing up, I used to play-fight with my brother and we were always a certain character. I was Wolverine."

In his late teens, Browny started collecting and reading comics from cover to cover.

"At one point I grew chops on my face to look like Wolverine," he said, laughing.

"I spent $7000 on a sleeve tattoo of different characters. It is a masterpiece."

It took him four years to dream up the large tattoo on his arm and it still isn't finished yet.

Browny displays his beloved comic books at a shrine in his house, and it includes some comics that haven't been removed from their packets.

"It gains momentum every year," he said. "By the time I am 80 they will all still be in pristine condition.

"I will pass them on to my kids one day.

"As I'm telling you this I am coming to terms with the fact that I am a nerd."

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