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What was the first physical comic you read?

Gauche

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Had a friend who subscribed to Shōnen Jump but I didn't sit to read any of that.
I think the first Manga I tracked down online to read was Suzuka. Did not expect the full on nudity in it.
I had seen online comic strips and knew some series but I didn't actually get a physical comic in my hands until high school. I don't remember the details as to why but my friend's gf lent me the entire Johnny the Homicidal Maniac series. Sharing I suppose. I didn't know it at the time but each issue was roughly $20. I only found out today when looking for a digital copy. That was real cool of her.



Aside from that I've only had some Fantastic 4 zombie comics in my hands. Partly read but I didn't get through it.
 
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Battousai

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Pretty sure first comic book I ever read was something with either Donald Duck or Mighty Mouse, that was so long ago I think I was 4 or 5 years old
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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Donald Duck for sure. Followed by The Phantom and DC's and Marvels Silver age and Bronze age. I've got boxes upon boxen of comics.
 

Ogoid

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My mother used to read me comics before I could even properly speak, so there's no way I could remember. I would imagine, though, it must've been Disney stuff (Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and whatnot) or some of the home-grown stuff that was popular back in the day.
 

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Don't think I ever really read comics as a kid. I know I had some Simpsons comics though, so it was probably them
 

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When I was in elementary school, one of the security guards (I think?) gave me and another kid two comic books each. I don't remember why.
One was a barbarian-type comic book, and the other was some space-man sci-fi jetpack guy.

The barbarian comic had a panel where a woman was getting raped and also stabbed. I remember chuckling with my friend about it.

My parents found them one day and I remember my dad asked me how these comics make me feel. I don't remember what I said back. Maybe I said "I don't know".

I found them again in 2019 when we were moving and going through everything. They were at the bottom of a bin with a whole bunch of action figures. I threw them away and donated the action figures.

Thanks, security guard, but you really shouldn't be giving away comics with graphic violence and sexual content to elementary schoolers.
 

Arnox

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My father used to have a big pile of WWII comics that I used to look at. Or actually, I'm sure he still has them. They're just sitting in a storage shed at the moment. If I recall correctly, one of the covers of them depicted a handwritten note that was spattered in blood.
 
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