Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you're given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!
We continue with Day 23, which is the First Comic You Ever Bought.
Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
My answer is obviously the same as last year.
I really didn't start buying my own comics until 1991, as before then I either read whatever my older brother had or I read what my parents would occasionally buy for me. My mom was (and is) also a librarian, so I would borrow old collections of comics from the library a lot, as well. My friend who lived next door to us also collected comics, so I would read his, also.
So I was reading comics for years before I actually got around to buying one myself (part of that was just a general lack of funds as a kid, also).
The first comic I bought was Batman #464...
Luckily, as I noted, I had been reading comics for years at this point, so I was not thrown, because otherwise, beginning with part 3 of a three-parter involving Batman teaming up with an 130-year-old Native American Shaman to stop the man's grandson from killing people as part of a ritual that involved retrieving ancient Native American relics probably wouldn't be the place to start reading Batman comic books.
Years ago, I purchased a page of original art from Norm Breyfogle from the issue. This page...
Speaking of Norm Breyfogle, come on, people, donate to the guy's health care fund! It's possible without him I wouldn't have gotten into comics and then you wouldn't have THIS site OR all of his cool comics, so help the guy out!