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Joseph Gauthier
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Let's make a game of this!  We post the captions and dialogue found on the cover of our first comic, and try to identify each other's comics based on those scant clues alone.  Try not to use google when identifying each other's comics, it will be more fun to attempt this by memory!
-If your first comic has no text, there are other ways to define your "first" comic...I'm choosing the first comic I bought with my own money, for example.  The text of which reads:

IN THIS ISSUE: THE DEADLY DEBUT OF SILVER SHADE! ...AND FIRESTORM'S FIERCEST FIGHT EVER!
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Okay, I have decided to "cheat" a bit on this, since my first comics were British, and most of the Forum would not have any chance of guessing what they were. So here's my first AMERICAN comic:

Batman (thinks): A -- A new Batman and Robin team! Robin's grown up and become Batman -- with a new boy as Robin!

Blurb: Featuring "RIP VAN BATMAN!"

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Paul Go
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No idea on either of those.

Mine:

"The battle is over, hapless fools!  Now you are at the mercy of the ELIMINATOR!  And the Eliminator shows no mercy!!"
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Steven McCauley
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Mine should be easy to identify the series:

"Mother--Dad!  Please...please HELP ME!"

"My son...who did this AWFUL THING TO YOU?

Blurb: The Super-Merman of the Sea
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Steven McCauley
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Joseph's has to be a Flash issue.

JB's is obviously Batman or Detective Comics -- but no clue which one.

I;m stumped by Paul's.
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James Johnson
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I know Paul's:

Fantastic Four 184. I remember buying that comic off the rack back in May/June 1977.

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Mine:

"Let the trial by combat begin!! The battle only one of us will survive!"


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Darren Ashmore
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Steven, was yours a Superboy issue? Somewhere around 1971, maybe issue 189, something like that.
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Charles Valderrama
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Mine is probably pretty easy....

Dialogue-
"Stand Aside, Avengers! The Squadron Supreme Is Taking Over!"

Blurb-
"It's ACTION all the way! 'Nuff Said!"

-C!


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Ronald Joseph
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While I'm pretty sure this wasn't my very first comic, it's certainly my earliest comic book memory...

ENTER...CAPTAIN UNIVERSE! 
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David Miller
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I bought two comic books that day:
 
AFTER THE BIG BANG!

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RHINO ON THE REBOUND!
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Steven McCauley
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Darren, it was #194.  I read that comic until the cover fell off.  One of the next comics I bought was  Superboy and the Legion #204 which confused the heck out of me.  Superboy was barely in it!
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"A Deluxe Limited Edition of The World's Mightiest Monster!"
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Anthony J Lombardi
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I really like the concept of this game. I know i'm not likely to guess anyone correctly. My memory isn't what it use to be. When I eventually make my contribution to the game. I'm afraid i'll have to cheat a bit as well. I have absolutely no recollection what was my first comic. So It will have to be which is the earliest I can recall getting. 
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Okay, I have decided to "cheat" a bit on this, since my first comics were British, and most of the Forum would not have any chance of guessing what they were. So here's my first AMERICAN comic:

Batman (thinks): A -- A new Batman and Robin team! Robin's grown up and become Batman -- with a new boy as Robin!

Blurb: Featuring "RIP VAN BATMAN!"

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I was looking at cover references online a couple of days ago. 


The rip van Batman rings a bell. JB I'm fairly certain the Comic was a Batman comic. Not Detective comics. The number isn't so clear in my memory it's in the 100's I believe. I can't picture anymore details in my minds eye.

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Michael Casselman
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Since my first issues were bought in a pack, the blurbs were:

Despero Means Danger in "Battle At the Edge of Forever!"

and

Superboy Fights "the Wildest Weather In the World!"/Hawkman and Hawkgilr Battle the I.Q.Gang!/Wonder Woman Goes On A Rampage!

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Michael Penn
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Trouble Between The Dynamic Duo... Is She The Cause?
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Joe Hollon
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DARK SWAMP,
DEAP FEAR!
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Brian Hague
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JB's Rip Van Batman- Batman #119
 Michael Penn's- Batman #330

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Brian Hague
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Leigh DJ Hunt- Marvel Treasury Edition #5

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Brian Hague
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I've mentioned before that my parents bought comics for me sporadically for a few years before I really jumped in with both feet. The large amount of text on the first comic I can recall reading makes it almost a dead giveaway; The caption for the one that really set things in motion for me is slightly more obscure...

"From the Ashes of the Old... A NEW Team Shall Be Born!"

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Brian Hague
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Ronald Joseph's- Micronauts #8

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Brian Hague
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Charles Valderrama's- Avengers #148

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Brian Hague
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Michael Casselman's are covers I can bring to mind, but I'm fuzzy on the issue numbers. Justice League of America #134 or thereabouts, guest-starring Supergirl, and Four-Star Spectacular # 3 perhaps? There were only six issues, and if I'm not mistaken the sixth issue featured a cover of Superboy vs. Krypto, so it would have to be one of the others. 

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There wasn't any text on the cover of my first issue, but there was a pretty memorable blurb along the bottom:

GALACTUS AT BAY!

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I knew a few of those by the covers ,but I'm no good with numbers.

Here's mine ,no text just a blurb; "The Night of The Prowler"
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