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    I bought my third comic book in June of '72, so nothing this time around. But I just wanted to say that silver age comics had the best covers.
    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
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    Speaking of covers, Bernie Wrightson's cover for 'Tec 425 was thrilling. It doesn't really have anything to do with the story inside and I've always wondered what story Wrightson had in mind when he drew it.

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    Default The bolded are in retrospect, my faves

    Astonishing Tales #13
    Combat Kelly #2
    Defenders #1
    Fantastic Four #125
    Hero for Hire #2
    Korak, Son of Tarzan #47
    Marvel Triple Action #4
    Sub-Mariner #52
    Thor #202
    Warlock #1
    X-Men #77
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    Comics from 40 years ago this month...

    Batman 241
    Brave and the Bold 101
    House of Mystery 202
    House of Secrets 97

    Weirdly I only have 4 issues on this date...
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    I like these threads, so bumping it back to the first page: looking at the June 1972 gallery, I remember reading at the time:

    Kull the Conqueror #4
    Tomb of Dracula #4
    Thor #203
    Werewolf by Night #1

    I'd be hard put to choose between the ToD and the Kull for the best of the four.

    Looking ahead, I think this issue of Thor was the last superhero comic I read for awhile

    The cover for Grimm's Ghost Stories #5 looks very familiar, but I can't remember anything about the stories inside so not sure I really did read that particular issue.

    Comics from June 1972 I wish I'd read at the time would include all the Kirby DC stuff - Demon#1, the Forever people, the New Gods - the three Warren mags - Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella - Conan #18, the Marvel Premiere with Dr. Strange, ...

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    Amazing Adventures #14 (Beast!!)
    Avengers #103 (Sentinels!!)
    Captain America #153 (beginning my favorite Cap storyline of all time!!!)
    Captain Marvel #22
    Daredevil #91
    Fantastic Four #126 (Roy takes over!)
    JLA #100 (oh yah! nerdgasm alert!!!!!)
    Marvel Feature #5 (Ant-Man!!)
    Marvel Premiere #4
    Marvel Super-Heroes #32 (reprint goodness!!)
    Marvel Team-Up #4 (X-Men!)
    Marvel Triple Action #5
    Marvel's Greatest Comics #37
    Thor #203
    Werewolf By Night #1

    A terrific month! Wish i could go back and relive it!!
    My Multiverse had a Crisis, and all i got was a lousy Reboot!

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    Ahhh -- this was the month I began buying Creepy regularly, with #47.
    I tend to split superhero comics fans into "People who like Krypto" and "People who don't like Krypto."
    Basically, if you miss the wonder of a dog flying around in a little Superman cape, you're in the wrong hobby.

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    Comics I own from this month:

    Adventure #422
    Avengers #103
    Captain America #153
    The Demon #1
    Flash #217
    Ghosts #7
    Justice league of America #100
    Marvel Triple Action #5
    Sgt. Fury #102
    Star Spangled War Stories #164
    Lois Lane #125
    Thor #203
    Weird Western #13


    Comics I used to own but no longer have:

    Iron Man #50
    Marvel Team-Up #4
    Werewolf By Night #1


    This is a solid month but I can't say any of these comics have particularly huge importance for me. The comic from this bunch that mans the most of me I guess is Captain America #153. The comic I would most like to own this month that I don't currently own is probably House of Secrets #99, as I have always liked this M.C. Escher inspired cover.

    There are a lot of very nice covers this month, though, including Daredevil #91, which is a personal favorite, as well as ASM #112 and Eerie #42. I guess I will still give House of Secrets #99 the slight edge though for my cover of the month:

    At last, Boy Comics finally gets its own website!

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    Ah, now we're getting into my era...these are some of my earliest comic memories.

    Batman #243 - The middle of the R'as Al-Ghul arc, and very different from the Batman I was used to from the tv show! But I don't remember being particularly confused by it, I just thought it was cool, especially the "duel of honor" between Batman and Lo Ling.
    Captain America #153 - A good jumping-on point, as Steve Englehart begins his amazing run.
    Flash #217 - I still love this bizarre and somewhat goofy cover. And for once, it's not deceptive...a bunch of duplicate Flashes do appear in the story, all convinced that they are the original. Fun stuff.
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    Still about three years before I started buying comics.

    I've read most of the Marvel and a fair amount of the DC stuff that's been re-printed.

    I don't think I own any of these books.

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    June of 1972 was a big month for me in comics. I only bought one comic that month, but it was Justice League of America #100. It was my first exposure to Earth-2 and the Justice Society of America. From that moment on, I was a life-long fan of JSA.

    Some modern fans complain that alternate realities are too complicated for comics, but they're wrong. I was 7 years old the first time I read this comic, and I easily grasped the idea that there was a different Earth with different heroes. Some were very similar, like Superman and Hawkman, and some were somewhat similar, like Flash and Green Lantern. Other heroes were completely different. Cool! It probably helped that I had already seen the Mirror, Mirror episode of Star Trek, which featured an evil alternate universe Enterprise crew.
    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
    Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    Some modern fans complain that alternate realities are too complicated for comics, but they're wrong. I was 7 years old the first time I read this comic, and I easily grasped the idea that there was a different Earth with different heroes. Some were very similar, like Superman and Hawkman, and some were somewhat similar, like Flash and Green Lantern. Other heroes were completely different. Cool!
    Ditto, so true, and couldn't agree more. You can explain the difference between the Earths in a sentence back then. Nowadays? Good f*%@#in' luck.

    Crisis is still the biggest mistake DC ever made.

    Not that I care anymore.

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    As far as I can tell from Mike's gallery, I didn't buy any comics this month in 1972. With hindsight, I wish I'd read:

    Mister Miracle #10
    Conan the Barbarian #19
    Creepy #48
    Eerie #42
    Eerie annual #3
    Vampirella #19
    House of Secrets #100

    I"d probably pick Conan 19 as the top issue of those.

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    Still three years before I started buying comics.

    I've pretty much read any of the DC and Marvel books from this month that have since been re-printed somewhere. A few in multiple sources (Batman #244).

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    A brief perusal of the Mike's news stand tells me I own:

    Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1
    Combat Kelly #3
    Conan #19
    Ripley's Believe it or Not #35

    Still a few years before I started buying new books, so these are back issue purchases.

    Were I at the new stand today, and could only buy one of these books simply based on the cover alone, it would be a toss up between the awesome cover of Batman #244 or Our Fighting Forces #139

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