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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:52 am

My first comics.....
two tintin hardcovers that my mom bought me
a collection of carl barks' donal duck comics
the snowman

what were your first comics?

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Post by Nofret » Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:10 am

Asterix, Tintin, Lucky Luke, Spirou...all europe stuff, from my dad's collection.
I actually have a doodle of a roman soldier in one of the Asterix book. Okay, so he looked like a potato with sticks, but I must have been 5 when I did that!

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Post by weatherwise » Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:20 am

The first comics that I actually remember were some John Byrne Supermans that I got from those plastic-wrapped 3-packs you would find at the Biway or some place like that. highbrow pretension by the assload

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Post by Johnny Neat » Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:02 am

My first introduction to comics was through the Electric Company's special appearances by none other then Spidey himself.

But my first comics were Archie Comics from the only barber shop in my town, where I grew up. Then I was lucky to read just about every comic series Marvel created during the seventies and early eighties due to a friend of my Mothers. But I cannot remember the first comic I (myself) ever purchased. Though I will say I'm 99% sure it was a Marvel title of some kind. It may have been either a Spiderman title or Fantastic Four.
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Post by Kean » Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:53 am

The first comic I can remember reading was an adaptation of the Monkey God legend, The Journey To The West. I believe a Chinese- translated version of Dragonball (which was loosely based on characters from that legend) came soon after that. My first english comics were my brother's translated Asterixes and Peanuts collections.

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Post by dik pose » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:58 am

My first comic was an Avengers issue where the Lavamen attack, I think I bought it at a Thrifty's or some drug store like that...I have it somewhere around here...

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Post by househatke » Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:59 pm


Hey, would it be too embarrasing to have a thread where we POST the earliest comics we drew? It would be pretty embarrasing for me, but I'd love to see what some of you guys did early on.

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Post by Mothos » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:00 pm

A small tattered pile of Sgt. Fury and his Hollowing Commando's that I found in my Grandparent's attic that was originally dogeared by my father in the mid-60's. Oh, if they were only mint....

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Post by Monk » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:04 pm

I was always fond of the Eastman/Laird TMNT comics from way back. I think those were my first, and WAY better than any of the other Turtles derivatives that came out.

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Post by Kazu » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:18 pm

Not too sure about this one... It may have been an issue of MAD magazine. Of course, I'm sure I had plenty of comics in Japan, but I was too young to remember... I do remember my copy of The Caboose Who Got Loose, a children's book by Bill Peet. Does that count? I loved that book.

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Post by Nofret » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:26 pm

You want to see a roman-potato soldier?

Though that wouldn't count as a comic...I actually kept some of them.
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If you do do a thread, I may post it. The oldest I kept was from 4th grade. Before that, they are loooooog gone.

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Post by Clank » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:28 pm

I think my first comic was a Spawn comic when I was really little... Actually, it may have been Spiderman fighting Venom. I'm not sure. I didn't get really into comics until about 2 years ago, though.

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Post by Vera » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:21 pm

Mine was a really old, ratty Peanuts paperback (novel-shaped. I guess they don't print them in that format anymore...). I still make quotes from it that no one is expected to get.

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Post by Matt: Lord of The Pies » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:43 pm

"Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book Adventures #5" by Evan Dorkin. The trade paperback collection is coming out soon as I squeal with delight and anticipation.
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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:45 pm

I grew up with my dad's Peanuts and Dennis the Menace collections from his childhood, along with a bunch of Mad comics collections (Spy vs. Spy, Al Jaffee's 'Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions,' Berg's stuff)--and I remember one of those huge oversize Marvel comics from the sixties--a Spidey/Green Goblin book that I pored over, but has since disappeared...

So, my first dream was to be a cartoonist like Shulz or Hank Ketcham...

It wasn't until later that my dad revealed his suitcase full of Marvel and DC comics from the sixties... (and now they're mine, haha!)

But the first comic I bought was Uncanny X-Men #273, cover by Jim Lee, interiors by a whole mess of people, with Scott Williams inking, from a convenience store (a 'Jiffy,' back home...)
I quickly scooped up Jim Lee's earlier issues, and then (*gasp*) got into McFarlane's Spider-Man... :x
My dad used to say, "That's what Spider-Man looks like now?!? You need to see Romita's Spider-Man."
It wasn't until I got a little older that I realized what a master Romita was, and what a joke McFarlane was... :P

So, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," I think, was the first collection I had, from my dad. (Have that one, Vera?) :)

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