My first comic book

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  1. Rusty24

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    Today I just read my first comic book. It was an 60's Captain America comic book and I enjoyed the nostalgia. What was your first comic book? And I'd like to know if there is a darker and grittier version of Captain America.
     
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    Pick up Ed Brubaker's run of Cap. The first arc in TPB is Winter Soldier, or if you want to get it at once, get the Captain America Omnibus by Ed Brubaker. I wouldn't say it's extremely dark and gritty, but it is darker and grittier compared to what we used to get for Cap. You can also pick up the first two volumes of the Ultimates, which pretty much set the standard for modern interpretations of Cap.
     
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    My first comic book: Marvel Transformers #17 & #18.
     
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    First comic was (probably) Avengers 220, and I liked it, and got some more here and there, but I didn't start picking up comics on a regular basis until the cliffhanger of Transformers #29. The lameness of the Scraplets hooked me. :) 
     
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    A couple of Dark Horse Star Wars trades when I was 5. They're in the garage and I don't recall their names.

    My first single issue comic was Bionicle #1.
     
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    You read Bionicle. No way. I read Bionicle, too.
     
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    My first comic book was an issue of superman where Lex Luthor puts up these resonating rods that make superman have hallucinations where he puts his fist through Lex's power armor and makes it explode, destroying Metropolis.

    Took me a while to get my head around that plot, as such a young kid.
     
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    i jumped in at the deep end with watchmen a few years back. Started seeing some trailers for the movie, did a little research then picked up the book. Absolutely loved it. Then i tracked down a few batman trades, having always liked the cartoons/movies etc.and pretty much just started picking up what looked or sounded cool. I now have a nice little collection and i'm always looking for new books to read.
     
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    I remember flipping through an issue of Transformers at a newsstand when i was a kid... the guy in the newsstand busted my chops for reading it and not buying it

    First real comic was i think an Armageddon 2001 issue
     
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    I don't remember, because I could not yet read when I had my first comics. It was probably a Batman comic or Superman Annual, haven't found out yet which Batman story it was. I only remember that in the beginning Batman is scuba diving after a ship or something. I found out which Superman Annual I had, but I would need to compare which story is older to tell you which was indeed my first comic. The Superman story is in DC Comics Presents DC Annual 1 from 1982. I always thought Ultraman looked much cooler and I did not understand the story much when I was a kid, with all those alternate Supermen and Lex Luthors. I only understood that Ultraman was evil and Lex Luthor with beard was good :lol 
     
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    I should also mention that I don't exactly have access to get a lot of comic books or graphic novels, so could someone mention some good ones available online. The only reason I asked for a darker and grittier Captain America was because I was thinking about making such a story that pretty much Nolanizes him with a touch of the other Marvel movies' lighter tone and I wanted to get a feel for the character's past.
     
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    My first comic was GIJoe #126 from Marvel. It was all downhill from there
     
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    Again, pick up Ed Brubaker's Captain America run,

    If you want to get a whole thick book at once, grab the Captain America Omnibus by Ed Brubaker

    If you want to take it slow:
    vol 1 - Winter Soldier Book 1
    vol 2 - Winter Soldier Book 2
    vol 3 - Red Menace Book 1
    vol 4 - Red Menace Book 2
    vol 5 - Civil War

    If you want some other books, which aren't as grim and gritty but are otherwise acknowledged as some of the best Cap stories ever, get:

    Operation Rebirth by Mark Waid and Ron Garney
    Man Without a Country by Mark Waid and Ron Garney
     
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    Transformers Generation 2, yo. I'm wooshy on the number because they're not right here with me, but it was definitely one of those, and nothing else really seemed violent to me afterwards.


    :) :) :) 
     
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    Thanks, I'll try to check these out if I can find them.
     
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    Disney Adventures Magazines.
     
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    Amazing Spider-man #131. Doc Ock marries Aunt May?! Oh noes!
     
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    Not sure about what exactly was my first comic, but a few early ones I do remember:

    - First exposure to comics - A box of old (1970s - 1980s) comics at my grandparents house. Had a variety of stuff including some Super Friends issues, a few Batman issues, some Avengers (parts of the Korvac saga) and other random stuff. I still have a small number of them.
    - First ongoing I collected - Archie's TMNT Adventures series. I think I started at issue 12 or 13 and kept with it through to near the end.
    - First (then-current) Marvel comic - Web of Spider-Man #101, part 2 of "Maximum Carnage"
    - First (then-current) DC comic - Death of Superman TPB. First single issue was probably something in the Reign of the Supermen storyline.
    - First TF comic - Marvel US G1 #38 or whichever issue it was where Shockwave was killed ("Fort Max gets the shaft" was the cover tagline, IIRC).
     
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    Don't recall the exact issue, but I know for sure my first comic was Spidey. I remember thinking how awesome it was and I just wanted more. Eventually I started getting my mom to buy an issue of Green Lantern or Superman every time we went to the grocery store. Sometimes I didn't even bother reading it, I just got it because I wanted another comic. :lol  Sucks I got rid of most of em...
     
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