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I picked Swamp Thing when I was about 6, and can't imagine ever changing.
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As an adult it's been Superman. I've always loved the iconic color scheme and design, which is still the best superhero costume for my money. Truthfully, other characters took precedence for me as a youngster like Spider-Man and the Flash. My first heavy comic book exposure to Superman came from Byrne's run, which ironically I enjoy the least of any Superman era. I am a big fan of the classic Silver and Bronze age elements in the character's mythos, including the Legion, Supergirl and everything.

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This was my introduction to Superman, a Christmas present at age 6 (1977):



This hardcover book had mostly black and white (but a few color) reprints of Superman stories from five decades. I must have read this thing a bazillion times as a child. I still have it (along with the Batman edition) and wouldn't give it away for anything.

It also has my favorite Superman story of all time:



Great twist ending on that one.
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I like Spider-man before they screwed it all up with clones, android parents returning from the dead, and "brand new day".
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Blink!

She's finally coming back too!
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Having lived through decades of continuity and change, I can't really pick a character as much as one iteration of that character.

My all-time favorite superhero is the Beast during his Avengers tenure. The polysyllabic strongman that came before was okay, as was the avuncular professor that came after. But the bouncing, blue-eyed Beast rocked my world as a ten-year-old and still holds a special place in my heart today.

If we include non-super comics characters, it's Maggie Chascarillo hands-down.
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This was my introduction to Superman, a Christmas present at age 6 (1977):



This hardcover book had mostly black and white (but a few color) reprints of Superman stories from five decades. I must have read this thing a bazillion times as a child. I still have it (along with the Batman edition) and wouldn't give it away for anything.
I checked those books out of the library a million times. A few years ago, I finally bought my own copies. I preferred Batman but both were great.
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I checked those books out of the library a million times. A few years ago, I finally bought my own copies. I preferred Batman but both were great.
I still have both copies, too. I remember getting them on clearance at Walden Books for $6 each back in the late 70's.

As for my favorite character; it's Batman. But only the early bronze age version from 69-75. I liked most artists' that worked on the Bat titles except for Ernie Chau. I look through my issues and I still can't stand the guy's artwork. Frank Robbins was a bad artist for Batman, also but his writing was good.
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When I was a kid, my $5 would get me an assortment of weird comic books, but I always picked out issues of Daredevil.

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Old 09-11-17, 12:31 PM
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As an adult it's been Superman. I've always loved the iconic color scheme and design, which is still the best superhero costume for my money. Truthfully, other characters took precedence for me as a youngster like Spider-Man and the Flash. My first heavy comic book exposure to Superman came from Byrne's run, which ironically I enjoy the least of any Superman era. I am a big fan of the classic Silver and Bronze age elements in the character's mythos, including the Legion, Supergirl and everything.
I remember reading an interview where Byrne said he fucked up not adding the SA/BA backstories to Superman's origin. I think he further messed it up with the Timetrapper story he did where he added another earth. I was like WTF? Didn't they just get rid of all the earths? So, here he is adding another one and all he really did is screw over every Superboy and LSH story I grew up with.
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I remember reading an interview where Byrne said he fucked up not adding the SA/BA backstories to Superman's origin. I think he further messed it up with the Timetrapper story he did where he added another earth. I was like WTF? Didn't they just get rid of all the earths? So, here he is adding another one and all he really did is screw over every Superboy and LSH story I grew up with.
I think DC realized they were destroying Legion's history by removing Superboy from continuity, so they came up with the Time Trapper's lame alternate pocket universe to preserve Superboy in the Legion.

They quickly realized it was a terrible solution to the problem, which is what has led to the Legion getting rebooted seemingly every five years. Removing Superman's past as Superboy largely destroyed Legion as a key component of the DC Universe.

I would have handled it much differently. Superman still becomes Superboy at some point, but only when he visits the 30th Century as a teenager for a brief period. If you don't want Superman knowing he one day becomes the world's greatest hero, some incident in the 30th Century forces his mind to get wiped of his Superboy adventures and he returns to the 20th Century unaffected as Clark Kent. The Legion then promise to leave him alone.
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I would have handled it much differently. Superman still becomes Superboy at some point, but only when he visits the 30th Century as a teenager for a brief period. If you don't want Superman knowing he one day becomes the world's greatest hero, some incident in the 30th Century forces his mind to get wiped of his Superboy adventures and he returns to the 20th Century unaffected as Clark Kent. The Legion then promise to leave him alone.
They already did all that when Superboy first became a member. Saturn Girl put a suggestion in his head where he would not remember anything in regards to his future when he went back to his time. Only thing he would remember is that he is a member of the LSH.
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Spider-Man for me. Favorite bad guy Bullseye.
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These 3:



And these 2:



And this 1:



But if I could only pick one:

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Old 09-12-17, 07:07 AM
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The first comic I ever got was Amazing Spider-Man so to this day Spidey's always had a special place for me. If I had to pick a second it would probably be The Tick.
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Usagi Yojimbo.
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Easily


And I always wanted this as a tattoo...well back when I was getting tattoos.
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