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The first of the firsts!

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tomo

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Let's take the first few journal entries and talk about some firsts.

So what was the first comic book that I ever read?  I can't be 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure it was this one...

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I vividly remember the Christmas I got this, although the year is fuzzy.  I'm guessing it was 1977, and I was 7 years old based on the copyright date.  I also got the Batman treasury with the dead Robin on the cover, and an agonized Batman and Ra's Al Ghul laughing in the background.  Both of these covers are burned into my brain, even though it would be another 8 years before I bought another comic book.

I always enjoyed reading growing up, but never had been exposed to comic book before this.  Maybe a Mad magazine or two might predate this?  I remember getting a couple of Mad magazines when I got my tonsils out, and that would have been right around this time.

That's not too bad for the first two examples of comic book art to be Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Neal Adams!  This copy is not my original owner, as those were long gone and I'm sure were eventually purged in a room cleaning years later.  This one I got in a killer estate sale a few years ago that I'll probably dedicate a week or two of journal entries on, as it was pretty epic.

In the interim, it was all Super Friends, Spider-Man, and Batman reruns on t.v.

Oh yeah, and some movie came out of nowhere that year that completely derailed everything else I was into at the time...

 

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