4 thoughts on “Early Days”

  1. I like the re-design, very natural. I can’t believe how fast you are turning these strips out though. fantastic stuff.

    As for my earliest memory: I don’t think it was the first time I read it, as I remember thinking ‘There it is’, but I found a copy of an old X-men comic in a drawer at home (Manchester, this house only till ’75) and the thing I remember most was that Magneto had captured the mutants, and Cyclops melted through the mask that was over his visor.

    Then I jump to prog 120 and it all started properly from there.

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  2. A lot of my earliest comic book memories involve holidays, too. Portrush, early Seventies. My dad buying me an issue of Marvel UK’s Spiderman, which featured two stories, the first featuring the Kingpin beating seven shades of it out of Spidey, with a Thor back-up, which featured The Destroyer beating seven bells out of Thor. This was weapons-grade stuff by Stan Lee, Johnny Romita and Jack Kirby, and yes, it blew my 3 or 4 year old mind. So there was no going back to RUPERT THE BEAR, after that.

    Funnily enough, at least one more comic book epiphany occured with me in the same town, a bunch of years later: coming across WARRIOR issues one and two, in the same newsagent, at the same time. MARVELMAN, V FOR VENDETTA, LASER ERASER & PRESSBUTTON, etc. Boom!

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  3. I remember the ad for 2000ad on the tv, and getting it.
    But my major intoduction to the word of comics where those small sized Marvel Digest gomics they used to do, remember them? My mum used to buy me one of those evey week. Reprints of all the golden age X-Men, Iron Man and Spidey stuff.

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  4. I remember that [b]Thor[/b] story. I had it in this odd b/w reprint collection that had that story, something with Iron Man versus the Gargoyle, and a fantastic Hulk/Sub Mariner fight issue. Captain America was on the cover for some reason, but wasn’t in the book. I loved that book, but because it was b/w, I think I may have ruined it by colouring it in (and it’s since disappeared anyway). Still, I’ve managed to track down the included issues, so I’m not too dejected. ๐Ÿ™‚

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