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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?


Dec. 11th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
my first first comic books were the small comics that came with the He-man action figures. Matter of fact I think I still have those somewhere if they haven't been destroyed by weather and time in the box.

The only series that I can think of that I bought and read was "The Punisher: War Journal" and I collected a couple of those before going into DnD and fantasy novels.

Of course I then read some of the stuff you handed me while living in the apartment.
Dec. 11th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
I remember those little comics. They were kind of neat.
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
I second that my first comics were the little He-man comics.

The little comic shop in Clinton, TN is still there. I use to go there to buy cheap Magic cards.
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Have you read many comics since then?
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
No...not really. I never had much money as a kid. I had the occasional Transformer, Super Mario, or Star Wars.



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