Comic Book Memories
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My earliest comic book memory...

 

This is a very special post for me. One that I shared on IG and decided to expand upon here. My earliest childhood memory of comics was hanging out with my aunt during the summer and flipping through her small tattered collection of Xmen, Silver Surfer, and Fantastic Four...all of which she gifted to me years later when I told her I started collecting comics. I must have been about 8 years old at the time because there were way too many words on the page...my only focus was the story told through art, especially the battle scenes.

 

If I had to pick one book that stuck out the most for me it would have to be Xmen 22. Something about that red cover with all those cool looking grade B supervillains just really grabbed me. Recently I picked up a couple books that turned out to be the first appearance of two of these characters. It was then that I decided, you know what, I'm going to pick up all of their first appearances...and I did. Reading copies, yes, but that is the point...my Xmen 22 that I still have from my early childhood was well read and I have received just as much enjoyment from reading through these first appearances. Here they are in no particular order...

 

Avengers 13, first appearance of Count Nefaria

Tales to Astonish 48, first appearance of Porcupine

Tales of Suspense 51, first appearance of Scarecrow

Strange Tales 112, first appearance of Eel

Strange Tales 113, first appearance of Plantman

Tales of Suspense 56, first appearance of Unicorn

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Til next time...

 

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Nice story and books. While It was an Aunt that bought me my first comic book, she wasn't a collector thought. It was an issue of the 70's Marvel team "The Champions". The rest was history

 

Looking forward to the next post. .

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My older books were Sub-Mariner 38, Crazy 3, Tales of suspense 97 and 99.

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Guess I need to reply to my old journals or else I can't easily find them on my profile page.

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