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 Post subject: Do you remember your first comic
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:59 pm 
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One of the first comics in my collection is Ghost rider vol #1, #18, bought in 1976 i still have it although it looks like it lost a fight with godzilla. i remember earlier Ghost Rider comics that i read but lost or tore up in my youth.

I also have a copy of Adventures on the Planet of the Apes #6 June, 1976 that was from the same month as Ghost Rider #18


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My first comic was Avengers 228, the one with Henry Pym on trial. It was late 1982/early 1983. My grandfather took me to Simmy's (a former mini-mart just down the road) in Burlington, VT and told me to get anything I wanted.


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I have a memory of my dad buying me Uncanny X-Men #109 at a convience store back in 1978.


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Justice League of America #191 where Zatanna gives up a large portion of her magical powers to cure the Key of his then horribly shrunken body.


Come to think about it, I wonder if that has anything to do with his current evolution....

Seems Z might be responsible for more trouble than she's currently aware of...

Hmmmm........


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I have a memory of Red Wolf #7 and at about the same time, either a Kid Colt or Rawhide Kid issue.

I do remember though that my first complete series was Ghost Rider, 1-81. After getting to issue 10 or so, I remember going back and looking for all the appearances from Marvel Spotlight #5 and up.

current collection is probably now about 15,000. I just got CC Pro and have just started entering issues. I love the fact that it has built in scanning so I can get an accurate scan of the condition of my books. I tried downloading the wraparound template but it doesn't work. The details are in the middle between the front and back covers. anyway, I'm still having fun with the program.


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I know I had comics prior to this, but Transformers #1-3 by Marvel kicked off my collection. I got a pack containing the first three issues for my twelfth birthday.


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Comic books were commonplace throughout my youth, but I've always remembered the one that got me started collecting and preserving them. Many moons ago, I was in a drug store [Nowadays we say pharmacy, don't we?] with a friend looking through the new comic books. I couldn't make up my mind on what to buy, so he held out Amazing Spiderman #43 and said, "This one's pretty good.". I bought it and became hooked on the Marvel universe of stories.


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Hmmm.... I don't recall the title, just remember it being Gold Key or Whitman. My dad knew someone who would occassionally give him a paper bag full of them for me to read! After I read them I had to give them back for the next batch! I remember Boris Karloff, Twilight Zones and Star Trek... wish I had them now!


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 Post subject: Marvel Team-Up annual #7
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I remember my first comic was Marvel Team-Up Annual number 7, starring Spider-Man and Alpha Flight against a giant snake or something. I remember the cover vividly, with the greenish chick from Alpha Flight. I was only 10, I think, but I thought she was cute. :)

Around the same time, I think I got G.I. Joe #28. I think I read that one about 100 times.

Both are long destroyed now.

My collecting started with G.I. Joe issues in the 60s, I think (61, maybe?), then I had about 3500 comics by the time I dropped out of college in '94. I sold them all for maybe $300 (except for one box that had the full runs of GIJ Special Missions and Strikeforce Morituri, some Bone, Tick, and a bunch of Groo)

Three or four years ago I started picking up some comics here and there. Now my basement is nearly full. I have at least 60 long boxes down there, after buying people's collections, et cetera.

Now I am looking forward to the Mac version of CBC so I can organize them better and decide what to sell. (jwlvs is also my eBay name, if I ever get around to selling.)


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I enjoyed the animated X-Men series on television, so I picked up a recent issue of the dutch comic X-Mannen in 1995; it included The Uncanny X-Men #306 and X-Men Unlimited, Vol. 1 #1. And I was in love with Marvel! 8)


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I bought two issues at the same time:

Incredible Hulk #181 (1st Wolverine)
Fantastic Four #156

The older brother of a good friend had been allowing me to read his comics for some time and got me hooked so I was somewhat familiar with both the Hulk and the Thing which is why my first comics were FF and the Hulk. I'm no longer a fan of the Hulk, but those early days sparked a lifelong love of the Fantastic Four that continues today. I've spent years amassing as many high-grade copies of the series as I can and someday I'll complete the collection.

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I remember it clearly.....

Wolverine Mini-Series, Issue one, on a spinner rack at the local gas station.....

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My first comic.... I guess it would have been a Suske & Wiske but I can't remember. My parents always bought us a comic each when we went on holiday. In those days (early seventies) there was limited choice. And my brothers and I enjoyed Suske & Wiske and Asterix, so either one of them was My First.


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Some of the first comic books I remember reading were the original Doctor Solar man of the Atom and Magnus Robot fighter by Gold Key. I remember getting them in a collected pack from a five and dime store when I was 7 or 8 years old. Just wish I still had them now. They got thrown away after being read so much they were falling apart. :(


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cburnham wrote:
I bought two issues at the same time:

Incredible Hulk #181 (1st Wolverine)
Fantastic Four #156

The older brother of a good friend had been allowing me to read his comics for some time and got me hooked so I was somewhat familiar with both the Hulk and the Thing which is why my first comics were FF and the Hulk. I'm no longer a fan of the Hulk, but those early days sparked a lifelong love of the Fantastic Four that continues today. I've spent years amassing as many high-grade copies of the series as I can and someday I'll complete the collection.



Hey Chris, I'll trade you for that Hulk #181 it probably will never be worth anything. :wink:


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