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  •  My relationship to comics (6+ / 0-)

    I started reading comics almost as soon as I learned how to read. I suppose the Sunday Funny Papers was my first exposure. I recall spreading out the colored pages on the floor of the kitchen when I was five or six years old. I graduated to the various superhero comics (which I had to buy myself) and Classics Illustrated (which my parents would buy for me) a couple of years later.

    I never bought "kiddy" comics like Caspar, Donald Duck or Richie Rich, but I would read them whenever I came upon them at a friend's house.  I wouldn't spend any money on Archie comics, either. But I'd buy Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The BlackHawks, Flash.

    At some point, I switched to Mad Magazine for my graphic arts fix, probably when I was around 11 or 12. I kept that up until my late teens, when I started reading news magazines, switching from the introductory offer from Time, to the introductory offer from Newsweek, and then back to the introductory offer from Time, and so on, during college.  

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 07:54:00 PM PDT

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