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Dec. 10th, 2008

To my comic reading pals, I have question. What was your first comic book? For me I am having a hard time remembering. It was either a Captain America comic, Rom the Space Knight, or Xmen. At least those are the oldest I can remember. The first clear story I remember was the Morlocks story in the Uncanny Xmen. That and dad had a coffee table reprinting of the first appearance of The Batman which I remember reading several times. I am not sure how old I was when I begane getting serious into comics. Grandma took me to my first comic shop in Clinton TN where I bought the second issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not long after I remember dad took me to a comic shop in Cleveland TN. I saw an issue of the Crow on the shelf and several other indy comics.

I was just sitting here thinking about comics and how I loved them over the years. To my generation and probably other generations before me these were our myths. I can't tell you often I sat around with friends over the years talking about favorite superhero stories or who could beat who. I still love the thrill of opening an issue I have been waiting for to see what happens next. Will Iron Fist beat the monster who wants to kill him and eat his power? Will the skrull's kill someone before the heroes inevitably beat them?

My stories have gods and men, demons, and men in armor. My comics have ray guns and magic, lightening and thunder, beasts and giants. Heroes are strong and weak in all the right and interesting ways. Villains are dark and terrible. They are epics told in sequential art and when the story is done I close the book and turn to the next adventure.

Yes I do read other things. I am not the english scholar of some of my friends but I am by no means a man to turn away from a good book. I can loose my self in a novel or poetry with the best of them.

But comics hold a special place for me. They are my weekly bit of epic joy.

Anyways what is your first or favorite comic?

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lanaoceanid
Dec. 11th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
The first comic book, like actual news stand comic that I remember having was the "Reign of the Supermen" arc with Superboy on the cover. Basically, Superboy's debut. I have no idea how I got it. I think it was someone saying "Oh here, you can have these".

The first comic I bought with my own money was the Trade Paperback of the first 6 issues of Young Justice. That was in, like, 2000. I could never have comics when I was younger. Reason was that where I lived, none of the grocery stores or bookstores had comic racks and the only place to get comics was from the comic book store. It was 5 miles away, across 2 highways, and my mom was convinced it was full of pedos. So I didnt get to go until I had a car and income of my own.

To me, comics were fun stories with action, humor, and occasional dramaz. Boy how they have changed. ::Glares at DC and Marvel::
technoir
Dec. 11th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh there is still the action, humor and occasional dramaz. Abnet and Lanning write some good adventure stuff. The Iron Fist run that Brubaker and Fraction did was brilliant and fun. The Incredible Hercules also sounds up the street you are describing.

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