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17 Oct 2012 17:11 #136206 by jeb
...was born is boring. I don't know shit about those comics. Here's the comic shelf from the month I got interested in comics:

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April, 1983. I am 9 years old. Parents divorced the previous year, we would go to a bookstore in Sturbridge, where my Dad lived. Something about that MARVEL UNIVERSE encyclopedia caught my eye. "D-G"--I remember the first entry was Dragon Man. UNCANNY X-MEN is #168 here--I didn't get this, but I know was subscribed for #176, just a few months later. I eventually picked up that issue of EPIC magazine too. I largely avoided DC comics, dabbling only in TEEN TITANS and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES for the most part--and that only after DC also made an encyclopedia (WHO'S WHO) some time later.

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17 Oct 2012 17:30 #136210 by Michael Barnes
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Mine's pretty dull too...but it is funny that I recall getting a couple of the horror books pictured in a big box of comics at a yard sale when I was like five or six.

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17 Oct 2012 17:51 #136212 by Shellhead
April '83 was an awkward time to get into comics. Both DC and Marvel were coasting on past success at that time, so a lot of their standard superhero fare was mediocre. Byrne was doing a decent greatest hits run in Fantastic Four at the time, and New Teen Titans was still great. But this was before the influx of British talent at DC, as well as Crisis on Infinite Earths. And several good indie publishers were just getting up and rolling and weren't going to start doing great stuff for another year or two, although that first issue of Elric was pretty good.
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17 Oct 2012 18:07 #136213 by metalface13
Yeah, looking at my 12th and 13th birthdays was a lot cooler in '92-'93. All that Valiant and Image stuff was a big deal amongst my brother and our friends. Mostly image though. Wild C.A.T.S., Youngblood, Shadowhawk ... we thought having the #1s was going to make us rich some day. Also saw Frank Miller's Robocop vs. Terminator miniseries on there, I thought that was just totally awesome.

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17 Oct 2012 18:14 #136214 by Michael Barnes
Ha ha! I remember getting #1s thinking they would be this big investment...I had this one X-Men book that I thought was going to be worth hundreds of dollars, it was the first issue with Ka-Zar and the Savage Land. I kept it in one of those hard mylar sleeves. I think it topped out around $20 or so, but I took it into the comic shop and almost cried when they said they'd give me three or four dollars for it.

But then the 90s, all that foil...and all of those comics that wound up in the .50 boxes...

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17 Oct 2012 18:23 #136216 by jeb
You mean all these Marvel New Universe titles aren't going to pay for my kids college?

www.dcindexes.com/timemachine/gallery.ph...er=alpha&site=marvel

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17 Oct 2012 18:43 #136218 by Michael Barnes
OH MAN, I forgot all about those! Kickers, Psi Force, Star Brand, Spitfire...unfortunately, I think I bought ALL of those. Even The Pitt.

They're probably worth about a dollar combined.

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19 Oct 2012 17:08 #136349 by jpat
Heh. I am old. Most everything non-Marvel and -DC is cutesy or creepy or both.

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19 Oct 2012 21:04 #136381 by engineer Al
Wow. Fantastic Four #13. I'm almost as old as Reed Richards.

Also The Adventures of Bob Hope #80. That's right, #80! Published by DC, no less.

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19 Oct 2012 21:12 #136383 by Shellhead

engineer Al wrote: Wow. Fantastic Four #13. I'm almost as old as Reed Richards.

Also The Adventures of Bob Hope #80. That's right, #80! Published by DC, no less.

www.dcindexes.com/timemachine/gallery.ph...order=alpha&site=all


I'm about the same age as Franklin Richards, sort of.
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19 Oct 2012 21:30 - 19 Oct 2012 21:32 #136385 by Michael Barnes
Also The Adventures of Bob Hope #80. That's right, #80! Published by DC, no less

Bob Hope had 80 adventures?

What child was reading that?! Was every other word ballon "Yeah, I tellya..."

EDIT- wow, some of those Bob Hope books have Neal Adams and Mort Drucker doing pencils...crazy.

At least you've got Metal Men #1 on yours, that's pretty cool. Someone should have bought that for you as a newborn gift.
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19 Oct 2012 21:38 #136389 by engineer Al

Michael Barnes wrote: Also The Adventures of Bob Hope #80. That's right, #80! Published by DC, no less

Bob Hope had 80 adventures?

What child was reading that?! Was every other word ballon "Yeah, I tellya..."


I can't imagine, but SOMEBODY was obviously buying it. This is a crazy world we live in.

Michael Barnes wrote: EDIT- wow, some of those Bob Hope books have Neal Adams and Mort Drucker doing pencils...crazy.


NFW! AoBH rules!

Michael Barnes wrote: At least you've got Metal Men #1 on yours, that's pretty cool. Someone should have bought that for you as a newborn gift.


Yes, that WOULD have been pretty cool.

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19 Oct 2012 21:42 #136392 by engineer Al
From Wikipedia:

The Adventures of Bob Hope is a comic book series that was published by National Periodical Publications (an imprint of DC Comics). The series featured stories based on comedian Bob Hope, as well as assorted other humorous stories. The series ran for 109 issues from 1950 through 1968.

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19 Oct 2012 22:21 #136397 by Michael Barnes
That was probably the comic book that grandparents bought for their kids. "Jimmy, we got you some comic books at the grocery store!" Jimmy thinks "Awesome, Spider-Man!". Opens the bag and it's the Adventures of Bob Hope.

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19 Oct 2012 22:54 #136402 by jeb
Go find the month that you got into comics. All kinds of nostalgia kicks in then.

My gramma always got me Micronauts. Love that woman.

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