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Here is my personal story of comic collecting - hope you enjoy it!

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Late 70s and Early 80s

Early on in my collecting journey, I focused mostly on FF and soon added ASM.  ASM soon became my favorite and Marvel had a couple more titles featuring Spidey - MTU and Peter Parker.  I started collecting these as well.  At the time, I also watched the Saturday morning Superfriends cartoons (it was early around 7am?) featuring the DC superheroes.  Spiderman was completely different from Superman and the other more familiar DC superheroes.  He was young, had everyday struggles (such as paying th

Hello Marvel!

Everything changed in 1979.  What didn't attract me suddenly became intriguing.  In 1979, I bought my first Marvel, Fantastic Four #204 off the rack.  Something about that cover, the more complex art, fighting scene, and colors seemed more interesting to me than Richie Rich.  Since then, I started collecting just about every Marvel title I could get my hands on.  Soon afterwards, I discovered how to properly store the books - acid-free boards and boxes and Mylars.  Within a couple of years, I ha



It all started with Archie, Richie Rich, Walt Disney

I started reading Richie Rich, Casper and Walt Disney comics back in the 1970's.  I also had over 100 Archie digests.  I don't recall the exact moment I read my first comic, but I do remember going to the corner drug store a couple blocks away and buying comics.  I still have the comics, but threw out the Archie digests just last year.  Here are some recent pictures of the Richie Rich books.  These books currently fill up one short box. I eventually outgrew the Richie Rich and Archie, but I