View Poll Results: Which decade did you start reading comics?

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  • 1940s (whoa!)

    0 0%
  • 1950s

    1 1.02%
  • 1960s

    13 13.27%
  • 1970s

    31 31.63%
  • 1980s

    26 26.53%
  • 1990s

    14 14.29%
  • 2000s

    8 8.16%
  • 2010s (welcome!)

    5 5.10%
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    Default What decade did you first start reading comics?

    I love hearing when people starting reading comics, and I love the age range of comic book readers.

    So when did you first start reading comics?

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    For me it was 2003 with Sonic the Hedgehog #124. I was either 12 or 13 depending on which month I got the issue.

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    Early 1979 for me. I was 8. Hulk TV show had started, I loved it, so when I saw a Hulk comic in a newsagents I asked my mum to get it for me. She did. And that was the start of my lifelong love of these things

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    It was mid 70's. I've been reading and collecting a very long time.
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    I started reading comics in the late 90's.
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    1972: First comic book (Gold Key's The Pink Panther for first-grade reading).
    1973: First superhero and DC comics
    1974: First Marvel, western, and horror/SF comics.
    1975: First Atlas comics.
    1976: First comics actually bought by me - first war comics.
    1977: First comic purchased at a LCS.

    Many other firsts I could post, but that's enough for now.
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    1974. I was 3. Given a box of comics as a gift. Batman #203 and Amazing Spiderman #68 along with a smattering of Superboy and the Legion, Justice League, FF, Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish, Worlds Finest, and my all time favorite series, Brave and the Bold. Comics taught me to read for context, and vocabulary, along with my Charlie Brown digests.

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    Early 70s. First issue I remember clearly was Batman #250, but there were some other Gold Key humor books before that. Was reading Sunday Tarzan and Phantom strips plus Peanuts, Hagar, Beetle Bailey and others with my dad around that time too.

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    90s for me, X-men the Animated Series and Batman the animated series acting as gateway drugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Was reading Sunday Tarzan and Phantom strips plus Peanuts, Hagar, Beetle Bailey and others with my dad around that time too.
    I was reading the newspaper comic strips by around the same time, too. Dick Tracy was my favorite, FWIW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    90s for me, X-men the Animated Series and Batman the animated series acting as gateway drugs.
    For me, the gateway drugs were the Filmation and Hanna-Barbera superhero cartoons of the late '60s. I can also recall fondly The Marvel Superhero Show and Spider-Man. Live-action programs, The Adventures of Superman and Batman were probably my #1 addiction of all these programs I have listed.
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    I've been reading comics since before I could read, so around 1974 I guess.

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    I fell into Jim Shooter's trap from the 80's. His plan was hook them with the familiar G.I. Joe and the Transformers Hasbro licenced books and then they'd pick up whatever else. He was right, Transformers #5 was my first comic around age 9 or 10 and from there another I bought an Iron Man and it's been downhill from there.
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    Late (Thanksgiving or Christmas) 1964 was when I was first exposed to grandma's "sit down and shut up" box of comics, and it was love at first sight. I was four.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    90s for me, X-men the Animated Series and Batman the animated series acting as gateway drugs.
    Exactly the same story for me.
    I co-host a podcast about comics. Mostly it's X-Men comics of the 90's.

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