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Subj: Re: POLL: How many of you got turned onto comics for the first time...
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 12:49:16 pm EST
Reply Subj: POLL: How many of you got turned onto comics for the first time...
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 07:42:09 am EST
> ...when you were 17+ years old? And what was the comic that drew you in?
It was 1978, I was 3 years old, and by then television Superheroes had already caught my attention. Everything from live-action (Adv. of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Electric Company) to animated (Superfriends, 1960's Marvel/DC toons, and more)to everything in-between. The first "comic" of sorts was a Giant Batman coloring book my father bought for my brother and I. What was cool about it was that it actually was written and drawn like a comic book but you can color in the panels. I still have it today. The real deal came one day when my father brought home 2 comics (either from ACE Stationary or Clearview Stationary), which were...
Detective Comics #477 "The House That Haunted Batman" (a reprint issue)
Marvel Tales #91 "Spidey Cops Out" (also a reprint issue)
From there the love affair with comics truly took hold. Again, only having the 2 stationary stores, we were limited by whatever came in. My brother and I grabbed just about every DC title available and with Marvel, in those early days, we would grab issues of Captain America, Hulk, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Marvel Two-In-One and Defenders. Occasionally, we would grab an Iron Man issue. We never bothered with Thor at the time (I was more interested in him in Avengers only). At the time my brother only like Spider-Man through his cartoon appearances but I just loved Spidey and grabbed every comic that I could find with him in it...Amazing, Spectacular, Marvel Tales, Marvel Team-Up, Spidey's Super Stories, etc.
Somewhere between 1980-82, we discovered HEROES WORLD in the next town over, the first "direct market" store. We were amazed at all the different titles, books, toys, etc. they had to offer...PLUS, back issues!!! It allowed as to be able to become exposed to more variety than just what the stationary stores had to offer.
It wasn't until about 1985-86 did I begin to enjoy books such as Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil, and Power Man & Iron Fist.
And now, though I don't collect as much as I used to, my love affair continues.
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