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!
“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” Albert Einstein
"Military Men are just Dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy" Henry Kissinger.
"Military career? Screw that, I'm no mans person_without_enough_empathy, to follow orders blindly,
If you are not going to support the troops by bringing them all the hell home, at least give them the care and support our Vets need when they are allowed to return.