Post by Action Ace on May 13, 2015 22:40:31 GMT -5
At this point, I've bought my first comics.
The only comic I can confirm I bought in May 1975 is Justice League of America #121. I also have Uncle Scrooge #120, but that may be my brother's. It will be a couple of months before my one comic purchase a month becomes a trickle...then a flood.
I now own in original form
Action #450 Batman #266 Detective #450 Flash #235 Invaders #1 Justice League of America #121 Limited Collector's Edition C-37 (Batman) Spidey Super Stories #11 Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #210 Superman #290 Superman Family #172 Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #120 Wonder Woman #219
and in reprint form
Amazing Spider-Man #147 (Marvel Tales in 1981 and Essential Volume) Avengers #138 Captain America #188 Fantastic Four #161 Iron Man #77 Marvel Team Up #36
Post by MechaGodzilla1974 on May 13, 2015 23:02:16 GMT -5
I have the following books
Showcase #22 - Featuring Green Lantern Showcase #56 - Featuring Doctor Fate and Hourman Justice League of America #12 - Doctor Light Adventure Justice League of America #16 - Cavern of the Deadly Spheres Justice League of America #21 - Crisis on Earth One Justice League of America #22 - Crisis on Earth Two Justice League of America #40 - Indestructible Creatures on Nightmare Island Justice League of America #60 - Queen Bee Justice League of America #113 - 100 Pages Spectacular All Star Squadron #1
Plus all the JLA Issues that Grant Morrison involved in ...
Plus several mixed Fantastic Four Issues - Kind of broken up.
Post by M. W. Gallaher on May 15, 2015 9:05:08 GMT -5
Back in May 1975, a month before I was going to leave the country and American comics behind for a while, I bought: 1st Issue Special #5: I was a sucker for all of this series except Lady Cop. I wasn't all that impressed with Manhunter, though. Amazing Spider-Man #147: I wasn't a big Spider-Man fan, but I got this. Must have liked the look of Tarantula. Astonishing Tales #31: I was enjoying being in on the ground floor of new Marvel series like Deathlok. It's kind of amazing how ahead of its time this series was. Rich Buckler's high point, I'd say. Dead of Night #11: The Bullpen Bulletins had me excited for the Scarecrow, and I thought it was a very cool concept. I was disappointed that it didn't last. Defenders #26: I would never miss an issue of this. Famous First Edition F-8: What a thrill to read Flash Comics #1! Fear #29: More new Marvel series that I was pumped up about! Morbius was a great concept, but even then I felt it wasn't delivering Giant-Size Chillers #3 Giant-Size Doc Savage #1 Giant-Size Fantastic Four #6 Giant-Size Man-Thing #5: Marvel's answer to the Super-Specs; again, the Bulletins had me excited for these, and they mostly delivered the goods. Man-Thing gave us another installment of Howard, Doc reprinted the issues of that which I'd missed, FF reprinted some prime Kirby. Invaders #1: I felt like I should get this one, even if I didn't much care for it, since it was a new super-team. Justice League of America #121: I hated the distorted Chan cover, but I was still into JLA Kong the Untamed #2: This book was way better than I expected it to be. Kull and the Barbarians #2: I was starting to like the barbarian titles; Conan had the least interest for me, since it was, from my perspective, far into its run. Marvel Spotlight #23: More new Marvel series that I got from the start. Son of Satan never lived up to my expectations once Trimpe left. This was not the kind of comic for Sal Buscema or Jim Mooney. Marvel Team-Up #36: I kept buying this, even though I never much liked it. This one, with Frankenstein, was no exception. Morlock 2001 #3: Outrageous and cool! Phantom Stranger #38: I would stick with this through thick and thin, thanks to my early love for the title. Planet of the Apes #10: I was a POTA fanatic. Would never miss an issue. Plop #15: Another I'd never miss. Sandman #4: At the time, one of my favorite comics, visually, anyway. Great to have Kirby back. Shadow #12: I had a subscription which would end here. Skull the Slayer #1: Another new Marvel series that would excite me by the premise, let me down with the execution. Strange Tales #181: I was loving the new Warlock by Starlin. Super-Villain Team-Up #1: I was a sucker for any team-up title, although ultimately disappointed that it would (almost always) be the same team-up. Superboy #210: Loved the Legion around this time. Very accessible and fresh. Weird Suspense #3: I tried all of the Atlas heroes, and saw this one through to the end. Didn't care for Boyette's art, though. Wonder Woman #219: The JLA guest stars (this time Elongated Man) drew me back to WW.
I graduated from college that month, and though I loved comics still, my buying habits had definitely changed I bought a few titles out of inertial loyalty: Batman and Detective; the Shadow (decent, but far from the beauty of its first few issues); Conan; War is Hell; and JLA (God, how I hate Ernie Chua covers!)..
I'd also buy anything a little different or new: 1st Issue Special; Scarecrow; for instance, and anything with reprints. Really enjoyed Warlock, too.
"The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance." -- The Tempest, 5.1
that's it, it was slim pickings for comics for me that month...
What I have now in one form or another includes... Action Comics 451 Amazing Adventures 32 Amazing Spider-Man 148 Brave and the Bold 121 Claw the Unconquered 3 Conan 54 Doc Savage 1 (mag) Jungle Action 17 Man-Thing 21 Marvel Premiere 24 Master of Kung Fu 32 Marvel Two-In-One 11 OMAC 7 Star Trek 32 Tor #3 Weird Western Tales 30 X-Men 94
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Post by M. W. Gallaher on Jun 1, 2015 14:41:53 GMT -5
In June 1975, I bought: 1st Issue Special #6 - The Dingbats weren't really my thing, but I was getting almost all of this series, and I did like Kirby. Adventure Comics #441 - Aparo, Aquaman, sold. Arrgh #5 - I liked monster humor, so I bought this oddity: Marvel publishing a comic with the interiors copyrighted to Andru and Esposito. The other issues were Marvel productions, sometimes reprints. Avengers #139 - I'd become a fan of the Pyms via Marvel Feature, so this spotlight on them (and Whirlwind) sold me. Batman Family #1 - First issues of Batman comics were rare back then. Cool idea, I thought. Brave and the Bold #121 - Haney, Aparo, and the Metal Men. Irresistible. Creatures on the Loose #37 - I was following the Man-Wolf series here. Defenders #27 - Never missed the Defenders. Demon-Hunter #1 - I tried most of the Atlas superhero comics, so this was no exception. Doc Savage #1 - This was the B&W magazine, which felt a lot more like one of the novels than Marvel's color comics had. Justice League of America #122 - I bought JLA routinely. Justice, Inc. #3 - I was really excited about this series, but I really liked the Al McWilliams premiere issue more than Kirby's. Marvel Team-Up #37 - I didn't much like MT-U, but kept buying it. This one had Man-Wolf, so I probably would have bought it to keep up with my ongoing Man-Wolf collection. Marvel Two-in-One #11 - I wanted to read the wrap-up to the short-lived Golem series, lame as it was. Planet of the Apes #11 - I was an Apes fanatic. Alcala's adaptation of Beneath ended here. Plop #16 - Loved Plop! Shazam #20 - I was sticking with this comic. Never loved it as much as I thought I should, but I did like Schaffenberger's art. Sherlock Holmes #1 - I was participating in the mid-70's Sherlock Holmes craze, so I was excited for this one, and disappointed that it didn't continue. Superboy #211 - I had been made into a big fan of the Legion, and was enjoying Mike Grell's work. Swamp Thing #18 - I was still buying, but was disappointed that the original creative team were all gone. I should probably look back at this, because I've lately realized David Michelinie was usually a very good writer. Tomb of Dracula #36 - My favorite non-super-hero comic of the time. X-Men #94 - Giant-Size X-Men #1 had bowled me over, so I was on board for this revival.
I bought Justice League of America #122 in 1975. Next month I miss JLA and buy something else.
own the original issues Action Comics #451 Adventure Comics #441 Batman #267 Batman Family #1 Brave & the Bold #121 Detective Comics #451 Flash #236 Justice League of America #122 Shazam! #20 Spidey Super Stories #12 Superboy #211 Superman #291 Underdog #3 World's Finest #232
own as a reprint Amazing Spider-Man #148 Avengers #139 Captain America #189 Human Torch #7 Iron Man #78 Marvel Team-Up #37 Fantastic Four #162 Joker #3
There was a bookstore/tailor shop(?) that sold comics for 15 cents (?) and/or bought them for a nickel or traded 2 for 1... i picked up a lot of 70's stuff there through probably '78 or so when the shop went out of business...
It is hard for me to remember what i bought new and what i bought at the shop, but here's what i got from this month... i would have been 14 and in full Marvel Zombie mode... though i still bought the occasional DC and one or two of the Atlas books (and there were the Christmas subscriptions that were still going on... the folks bought us comic subscriptions for Christmas and i got a lot of stuff that way)
Adventure Comics 431 (for the 7 Soldiers and the cool Aparo Aquaman) Amazing Adventures 32 Brave and the Bold 121 (cool Aparo Metal Men) subscription Captain Marvel 40 (a big let down from the Starlin stuff... but i hung in there) Daredevil 121 (nice artwork and story) Defenders 27 (Gerber and Sal B.!) Doomday +1 2 (first one that i picked up... didn't see #1 for YEARS) FF 162 (alternate universe stuff!!) Flash 236 subscription Incredible Hulk 191 Justice League of America 122 subscription Kamandi 33 subscription (this was the only comic that all three boys and my father read!) Marvel Premiere 24 (don't know why i stuck with this... but i'm glad i did!) Marvel Triple Action 25 (reprinting and filling in my Avengers collection!) Marvel Two in One 11 (finishing off the Golem story) Our Fighting Forces 159 (the youngest kid's choice for subscription since he was a WWII buff) Plop 16 (the middle kid's choice for a subscription since he was a horror movie buff) X-Men 94 (what ARE we going to do with thirteen X-Men?)