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Vaporman87
So having watched "Guardians of the Galaxy" now a couple of times, I had this thought keep popping up in my mind... "That didn't seem anything like the comic to me."

I remembered that I own the 1st issue of Guardians of the Galaxy (They actually first appeared in 1968, but didn't have a full run comic until 1990). So, I went into the bowels of what our family simply calls... "Daddy's Closet"... to retrieve that issue and see if this thought had any merit.



Yeah. Where's Groot? Where's Rocket? Where's anybody? Oh, there's Yondu. Wait... he's a Guardian in this? Alrighty then.

Anyway, this got me to looking through some of my other first issues that I take in pride in having purchased upon initial release...







...and many more.

Punisher War Journal, The New Warriors, Nth Man, Spawn, Deadpool, Deathlok... all first issues I picked up in my collecting days.

You have any notable comics in your collections?

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NLogan
I have a few. Actually a more than a few mostly consisting of Marvel titles like Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Alpha Flight, Daredevil, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Marvel Team-Ups, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, a few DC titles mostly Batman related, and some horror comics. My collection ranges from the 1950s to around 1995 with most of them landing in the 60s,70s, and 80s. Some of my favorites.













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MissM
I'll need to see what I have. Most of it is nothing but X-Men from 1990 on, which is when I started collecting, but my mom had some comics from the 60's that I have held onto. I'll try to find some stuff and take pictures. Though I don't own anything as cool as the ThunderCats and MASK comics! 

Great pictures though. I like the art for that Robocop and that Savage She-Hulk cover is just amazing. I have always liked that cover. 
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comic_book_fan
i have very few first issues i have issue 1 of x-men 1990 i think everyone has this one.
i have the first issue of wildcats first issue of savage dragon and first issue of pitt and of wildstar i think thats all my first issues unless you count heroes reborn
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Vaporman87
Great comics there NLogan.

Thinking of the recent "Batman" article from Hoju, I am reminded that I have these issues...





Another issue I got when my best friend (who knew I liked Iron Man) gave me an Iron Man comic that his uncle had owned and given to him. It seemed like a pretty plain, unimportant Iron Man issue. However, it has BECOME pretty important these days. It's the first appearance of THANOS and the eventual member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Drax the Destoyer.

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I have a lot of Exclusive covers and some Autographed books.
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Vaporman87
Another favorite in my collection...



And this is the first comic I ever received via a subscription...



And this one, which is one of my favorite Iron Man comics and favorite of his story arcs...(it inspired some of the story of the first Iron Man film)



The Silver Centurian Armor was always my favorite Iron Man armor.
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shakin steak
Marvel's doing this thing in their movies dubbed "shared universe". That is, all the characters exist in the same world (except the ones in Sony movies )   ...and you almost have to see all their movies if you want to know everything related to a given major character. Well, this isn't a new business model for them. In the 90s, following Spider-Man or the X-Men meant keeping up with four main titles, plus ancillary appearances in others. They had interweaving story lines, so you couldn't read just Uncanny or Amazing without some plot point hinging on something that happened elsewhere. I got rreeeeaaalllll sick of that, and moved on to one shots, miniseries, and especially independent comic books--many of which may as well have been miniseries, for how short their runs were. So I've got plenty of #1s, but most people haven't heard of most of them. Here are some of my favorites:











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Vaporman87
THE FAT NINJA!!!

Two of my friends had that comic (though likely not issue one - but I don't remember)!

We even did a little video segment, in one of our home movies, where one of those friends played the part of The Fat Ninja.

That's awesome.
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As for the majors...I have a few but they are mostly from (again) miniseries, such as


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...or they are largely common, forgettable, and cheap premieres from the glut of the 90s boom, such as




For the good stuff like Wolverine #1, I have quite a few trade paperbacks so I can read those stories, but I never invested in the original prints. I do, however, have almost a complete run of Groo the Wanderer, both the Pacific and Epic volumes, including Pacific's #1, signed and dated with a sketch by Sergio Aragones on the first page.


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Vaporman87 wrote :

THE FAT NINJA!!!

Two of my friends had that comic (though likely not issue one - but I don't remember)!

We even did a little video segment, in one of our home movies, where one of those friends played the part of The Fat Ninja.

That's awesome.
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Whoa, cool. Always nice to find someone else who has heard of such obscure gems.


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