"Your First Comic" Thread.

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Postby Noto » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:20 am

My first two comics were DCs.

They were...

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My first Marvel comic was this...
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But my first ever comic - long since stolen was this...
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I really need to get that Turtles comic back.

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Postby masoud » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:29 pm

My first comics were in those plastic three packs. And they were the Whitman editions.

When I was six I had to go with my mother every Saturday when she drop my sisters off at dance class. In the same plaza was a store called Benjamin Franklin's. She'd usually buy me a coloring book. When I saw the spinner rack one Saturday I decided I wanted comics instead of a coloring book. The rest is history.

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Postby mellzers » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:30 am

The very first comic I read:

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A friend kept telling me how awesome Watchmen is. I kind of scoffed at her and said that I wasn't into comics. She practically forced me to read it. :lol: And that was the start of an obsession...

The very first comic I ever owned:

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I found it at a yard sale for a dime. I was like...Moore...isn't that the same guy who wrote Watchmen? And it had the "Who watches the Watchmen?" thing on the front. So I picked it up. :D It is practically falling apart (was when I bought it), but I won't part with it.

Ironic that my first two comics were DC, considering that I rarely read anything but Marvel nowadays.

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby angeltread » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:31 pm

bump for new foum peeps... i want to know yours too

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby DevilSoprano » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:48 pm

I'd been into comic video games and movies and television shows for a long time, but never actually owned a comic. But then my favorite TV show ever was being continued in comic form so I ventured into the comic book store for the first time and started collecting. I guess that was only 2-3 years ago now, but thanks to some good fortune I've been able to amass a pretty substantial collection. Mostly into Marvel, but I do collect some DC and other stuff.

But this is my first and what got me hooked:
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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby Areala » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:19 am

The first comic book I read was probably a Superman book, since my mother has been collecting them for years now. Which one it might have been, I have no idea now.

I do, however, remember the first comic book I ever bought with my own money which was this one right here:

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My brother bought numbers 3 and 4 from our LCS at some point, and I decided that I wanted to know what happened after Shockwave showed up and obliterated everybody at the end of 4. :) And slowly, over the years, I managed to get a full run of Marvel's Transformers. I don't know why I love the book as much as I do, and it wasn't the only thing I collected as a child (I still have a bunch of Ewoks, Heathcliff and other Stars Marvel imprint comics for kids), but I remember tearing up a bit the day I walked into the comic shop and I saw Transformers #80 with the tagline "#80 in a 4-issue limited series" across the top (keep in mind, I was a teenager at this point).

As a bit of a neat side story, my parents would let us "send away" for comic books when we were younger and didn't understand the way the postal system worked. As a way to get us to practice writing our name, address and telephone number (so that we would know it in case we ever needed to tell someone if we were lost), mom would give us those little subscription cards that came inside magazines like Sesame Street or The Electric Company. We would dutifully fill out the information, put a "stamp" (one of those stickers you'd get in the mail from Easter Seals or the ASPCA) on the back where it belonged, and give it to mom to "mail" for us. And, magically, the next day a comic book (usually Spidey Super Stories or something equally child-friendly) would arrive for us in the mail. Nowadays of course, I know that she'd just make a trip over to the comic store while we were at grandma's house or something, but when you're four years old, an adult can say, "Look what just came in the mail!" and it was a COMIC and OH BOY I GOT MAIL!

Never failed to make this girl's day. Any other parents on the forum ever do anything like this with your kids? :)

*huggles*
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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby lead sharp » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:35 pm

This seems like the ideal thread to say hello in :)

New to site old to comics will be working away on here for ages, love stuff like this, the Animal Man issue in my 'collection' was just to see how it all works.

As for the first comic I read I think it was The Beano but no way can I remember which it was. American comics I would have to go with this one

http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=129879

Which I still have which means one of my earliest memories ( I WAS THREE!) was this comic.

I didn't know that till just now.

I feel weird.

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby angeltread » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:06 pm

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby mikebo » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:31 am

The earliest I've been able to identify is..
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I'm uncertain when I received it, but it certainly wasn't its year of release since I was all of 2 years old then. And it's in much better condition than if a 2 year old had handled it.

The first comic that changed me into a devoted collector vs. the casual reader I'd been thus far was this one..
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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby angeltread » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:29 pm

that mignola cover is awesome.

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby NLogan » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:06 pm

My first comic was purchased off the rack in a convenience store in 1988 when I was 11years old shortly after a dentist visit as a prize for no cavities.
Uncanny X-men 232
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But I had been introduced to comic characters much earlier at age 3. Santa Claus gave me and my twin brother these two Whitman coloring books.

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I listened to these records growing up as a kid

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I had grown up watching first The Incredible Hulk live action with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.

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Later at age 5 I watched the animated Spider-Man and his Amazing friends and the Incredible Hulk.

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I remember ripping out old shirts by flexing my muscles pretending to be the Hulk.

I also remember the live action Spider-Man show,and watching re-runs of the Adam West Batman show.

By the time I bought my first book I was already a super-hero junky and just didn't know it. I immediately started collecting Uncanny X-men and Classic X-men, the Amazing Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hulk scouring the three comic book stores in my area for back issues and still buying them off the spinning rack from convenience stores within walking distance of my house. I collected up until High School when other pursuits took over and in all honesty I was disenchanted by comics in the 1990s. I have popped into a comic store or two about once a decade to see what was happening with my favorite characters and bought a few issues to see what I might have missed and was totally dismayed to see all the retconning of characters, tracing of porn pictures, etc. For me the only collecting I do now is of back issues of bronze age comics from what I consider to be the best comic era ever from the 1970s to 1985.

My favorite titles were:

Uncanny X-men (especially the John Byrne/Chris Claremont run from 108-143)
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The Incredible Hulk (Savage Hulk is the only cool Hulk 156-272)
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Wolverine Limited Series (1-4 before the stupid bone claws and lupine retcons)
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Amazing Spider-Man
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Moon Night
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Tales from the Crypt
The Haunt of Fear
The Vault of Horror
Sgt. Rock
Detective Comics
Batman

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby angeltread » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:10 am

cool story dude. yeah all the retcons and stupid shit they have done with classic characters have been really dissapointing. but there is good out there still. the mighty dollar bill has taken alot of the fun out of comics.

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby Uthor » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:26 am

Huh, I think my post got deleted when my account got removed on accident.

I'm pretty sure I had some comics before this, but the first one I remember buying for myself was Warlock Chronicles - #1. The shiny "collectors" cover and #1 made me think I'd make a lot of money with it ( :O ), but it also managed to kickstart my love of Marvel's cosmic story (as terrible as many of them are). I actually lost this issue (and the few following ones that I owned) and rebought this when I found it in the $0.50 bin.
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The other thing I remember buying a lot is three-packs from K-Mart because they were cheap. They were shrinkwrapped so you could see the outside two comics, but the middle one was always a mystery (got a few duplicates that way). It also ensured that I never got a complete run. Hell, I almost never got an issue below #5 or #7. I actually enjoyed reading these random pickups, trying to piece together the story from the context clues.

Random (totally inappropriate) issues from my childhood that I remember:
Hellstorm: Prince of Lies #1 where the literal son of Satan is fighting Satanists.
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Enigma #6 (I think) where the main charecter gets picked up at a gay bar.
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Robin II in which a totally young and inexperienced Robin has to take single handedly down the mass murderer who killed the previous Robin known as the Joker.
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Sandman #70, the first issue of the epilogue of Gaiman's epic, aka, the absolutely worst place to start reading.
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First eight or nine issues of The Maxx, full of psychological talk that flew over my head.
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Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1 with the super collectable gem on the cover (yeah, right!) about a dark force on the moon comnig to Earth and taking over other's bodies to commit murder and all sorts of crime.
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Man, I read some fucked up things as a kid. And I guess that continues to this day.

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby IntergalacticApe-Man » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:43 pm

Guess it's cause I've been raised in Germany that my first contacts with comic books are completely different from these. Comic books are not even called or seen as books at all.

We've got to look back to early 80ies. Very first drawn stories I've seen are "Die Biene Maja" (Maya the Bee) and couple of other children addressed comics I can't recall entirely.

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There's been early encounters with Lucky Luke then, followed by Asterix, which I preferred.

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Almost the same time I've been becoming a "bigger boy" with my first introduction to the Masters of the Universe, first time it's been fights and swords etc. for me. Not only came a mini comic with every action figure, there's also been manifold series available at the newsstand.

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I continued reading this kind of merchandise later with MASK.

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Though it was preferred by my parents that I read the Micky Maus or Fix und Foxi magazines. You know, violence is quite a problem in Germany and we have a huge history of after WWII censorship because of that (whole websites only with that topic).

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Must have been around that time I also got interested in Die Spinne (transl. The Spider), none other than german editions of Spider-Man. Still my fave hero next to Batman, who I got in touch first through the show featuring Adam West and the Burton movies until I got to read the books. Batman then never went well as far as I recall, and it's been mostly the Marvels been available. Although there's been Avengers, X-Men, Hulk, Daredevil, Thor etc. in print, back then I didn't have much contact with these. Don't ask me why. I had some old issues of The Phantom though, which I enjoyed.

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I've been borrowing mostly Tim und Struppi (Tintin) from the local library but I never really got into it I must confess.

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I had quite few western comics but seems I've sold em somewhen, because I've got no idea what it was and I couldn't find any issues in my old boxes. I had Bessy, which is a bit like a belgian Lassie. And I also had different stuff like "Classicomics" telling stories of Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson etc..

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Interested in horror themes pretty early next to pulp novels and audioplays we've been hungry for any kind of horror comic. Most famous back then was Gespenster Geschichten, which simply translates to Ghost Stories.

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Think it's quite funny that in early 90ies there's been a mag called Limit, which has been presented by none other than Disney. Haven't I said there's been an agenda against violence? Well, what they did aiming at kids was take some comic content and mix it with news, stories and stickers, mostly about wrestling and action stars, most of their movies beeing approved over 16 or in many cases over 18 years of age.

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Sometime in the early 90ies I discovered old comic magazines like Pilot on flea markets. I straightaway fell in love with that mixture of european comic stories, Erotica, Fantasy and Science Fiction - not much unlike Heavy Metal (counterpart in Germany was Schwermetall), matching my adolescent eclectic taste.

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I really got into super heroes for the first time in the mid 90ies, when characters like Witchblade and Spawn flooded the german market for the first time.

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And then, there's this one comic book my mother finally handed out to me. It's been a comic book my grandmother bought me in the mid 80ies, thinking it's a funny cat story like Tom and Jerry or Sylvester. One of my first comic books really was... wait for it... Fritz the cat, by Robert Crumb!

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Re: "Your First Comic" Thread.

Postby deadw8 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:42 am

my first was not one comic but a ominbus of super man from the 70

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