1st comic I ever owned: Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #171 with the Puma on the cover. Bought it with some money I earned while being an altar boy for a wedding.
The first comics that made me fall in love with comics though... little more tricky to pin down. I seem to recall my brothers getting a package of Marvel Comics for Christmas back when I was much younger. I think it had some mid-80s ASM, some Uncanny X-Men, a Squadron Supreme mini-Series issues or two, the last issue of the Nightcrawler mini-series, a Power Pack ish, and maybe a few others. But yeah... those kick started my brothers collections and got me interested in stealing their comics to read.
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Cant remember the exact issue but it would have been an early Iron Man Comic. It was around 1968 or 69 I was not able to read yet I would have been 4 or 5 at the time. But I do have a vivid memory of lying face up on my home made bed my dad had built.. the bright colors and action of the comic, seeing Iron Man flying with his jet boots and blasting things with his repulsor rays. It started me on a lifetime love of comics. It is interesting that I was never a huge Fan Of Iron Man. But it is the Hero I remember that got me started!
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