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You Never Forget Your First

Posted by G-Man, Dec 31 2010, 10:00 PM in G-Notes

Well....that's what people say. And they're right!

I've been reading through my comic collection lately and really enjoying the "good stuff" and.....what? I was talking about your first comic. What did you think I was talking about? Never mind.

Any way I've read over 200 books in the last few weeks including 56 issues of the Master of Kung Fu, Misc. Marvel Team-Up, 11 issues of Black Lightning, 13 issues of Batman and the Outsiders, Misc Marvel Two In One, all 19 parts of Operation Galactic Storm, Misc. issues of What If, Brave And The Bold, Captain Marvel,Marvel Spotlight, D.C Comics Presents, and Daredevil.

Really, really good stuff...and as I was reading this stuff in putting them back into their rightful long boxes afterward I realized exactly how much of a comic book geek I really am. I can remember with almost what I think is 90% accuracy where I bought each book...who was with me when I bought each book....etc. Many of them I bought in poly bags....three for a dollar!

These boxes were full of memories in more ways then one. Comics I'll keep until the day die.

I started flipping through the boxes and I could actually recall with clarity the very first comics I bought of certain titles....almost every title including....


Action Comics



Amazing Spider-Man



Avengers



Black Lightning



Captain America



Daredevil




Detective Comics



Fantastic Four



Incredible Hulk



Invincible Iron Man



Iron Fist



Master Of Kung Fu



Teen Titans



Thor



Uncanny X-Men



And many many more. I tell you what. They just don't make them like that anymore. These stories paid attention to detail, were the perfect balance between story and art, fun, and literally took you someplace else.

I do the math and it's hard to believe I read most of this stuff for the very first time between the ages of 7-12. That's amazing. I can't believe I actually understood this stuff when I was nine years old! And of course some of it I understand even better after reading them for the first time in years and in some cases decades, in the right order...sometimes an entire series run.

Like Iron Fist, Black Lightning, and especially Master of Kung Fu. There are issues of this book that I am now convinced are the best stories ever done in a comic book format. I always thought this series was good....but I had no clue how good until I finally took the time to read the books back to back to back.

I just finished the Doug Monech/Paul Gulacy run on the title..pure comic book nirvana.

It's like comic book crack, I have to force myself to put these books down. On the weekends my wife will look at me and ask "Are you ready to go to bed yet? It's almost three in the morning." And I reply. "I can't. Not yet....Shang Chi just found out Dr. Petrie is still alive."

Yeah......the life of a true comic book geek. Now where did I put that time platform?


You Never Forget Your First

Posted by G-Man, Jan 7 2007, 10:06 PM in G-Notes

Well....that's what people say. And they're right!

I've been reading through my comic collection lately and really enjoying the "good stuff" and.....what? I was talking about your first comic. What did you think I was talking about? Never mind.

Any way I've read over 200 books in the last few weeks including 56 issues of the Master of Kung Fu, Misc. Marvel Team-Up, 11 issues of Black Lightning, 13 issues of Batman and the Outsiders, Misc Marvel Two In One, all 19 parts of Operation Galactic Storm, Misc. issues of What If, Brave And The Bold, Captain Marvel,Marvel Spotlight, D.C Comics Presents, and Daredevil.

Really, really good stuff...and as I was reading this stuff in putting them back into their rightful long boxes afterward I realized exactly how much of a comic book geek I really am. I can remember with almost what I think is 90% accuracy where I bought each book...who was with me when I bought....etc. Many of them I bought in poly bags....three for a dollar!

These boxes were full of memories in more ways then one. comics I'll keep until the day die.

I started flipping through the boxes and I could actually recall with clarity the very first comics I bought of certain titles....almost every title including....


Action Comics



Amazing Spider-Man



Avengers



Black Lightning



Captain America



Daredevil




Detective Comics



Fantastic Four



Incredible Hulk



Invincible Iron Man



Iron Fist



Master Of Kung Fu



Teen Titans



Thor



Uncanny X-Men



And many many more. I tell you what. They just don't make them like that anymore. These stories paid attention to detail, were the perfect balance between story and art, fun, and literally took you someplace else.

I do the math and it's hard to believe I read most of this stuff for the very first time between the ages of 7-12. That's amazing. I can't believe I actually understood this stuff when I was nine years old! And of course some of it I understand even better after reading them for the first time in years and in some cases decades, in the right order...sometimes an entire series run.

Like Iron Fist, Black Lightning, and especially Master of Kung Fu. There are issues of this book that I am now convinced are the best stories ever done in a comic book format. I always thought this series was good....but I had no clue how good until I finally took the time to read the books back to back to back.

I just finished the Doug Monech/Paul Gulacy run on the title..pure comic book nirvana.

It's like comic book crack, I have to force myself to put these books down. On the weekends my wife will look at me and ask "Are you ready to go to bed yet? It's almost three in the morning." And I reply. "I can't. Not yet....Shang Chi just found out Dr. Petrie is still alive."

Yeah......the life of a true comic book geek. Now where did I put that time platform?