What Was Your Gateway Comic?
Submitted by The William G on July 2, 2006 - 10:03
I saw a similar thread over at The Comics Journal's board o fun and I thought it would make for an interesting conversation topic.
Ã‚ What was the comic(s) (print or web) that REALLY got you hooked on the medium? I don't mean something you thumbed through as a kid, but made you go "Gaw damm! They got me for life! I may even start doing this stuff myself"
Ã‚ It was X-Men #205 for me. Barry Windsor Smith did the art and the story was a self-contained tale of soon-to-be-over-played-mutant Wolverine fighting off a team of cyborg baddies in a construction yard.
Ã‚ ThenÃ‚ the addictionÃ‚ was cemented not too long afterwards by a classmate loaning me an Ambush BugÃ‚ comic that hadÃ‚ a story I can barely remember about a Dr. Doom-looking argyle sock. I think it's name was actually Argh-Ayle or something like that. (I recall hearing Scott Kurtz is a big Ambush Bug fan. Maybe he can give more details if he's reading this.) The clasmate then showed me the local comic shop and any hope for a normal life was over.
Anyway, what about the rest of you?