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Old 01-09-20, 09:53 AM
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What was your first magazine subscription?

1.)World's Finest (Superman/Batman) Comic book -1964 (I think it was 12 issues for a dollar)

2.) Sports Illustrated-1966 ( I think it was for 26 issues or so but didn't renew)
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

My dad got me a subscription to National Geographic. Not sure if that counts.

Rolling Stone and National Lampoon were the first I paid for when I was in high school.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

I first subscribed to WCW Magazine. I had it in like their final year or so (2000-2001). I think what may have happened is my subscription wasnít entirely fulfilled as WCW went out of business/was purchased by WWF and I was offered a subscription to their WWF Magazine as a way to make up for it. That may or may have not been the case I donít exactly remember, but either way I had WWF/WWE Magazine in like 2001-2002 I think.

I may have had Rolling Stone at one point but I donít remember for sure. I want to say I had it for a couple years though somewhere between 2007 and 2009 or so.

I also had Empire for a year or two. I want to say that was around 2012-2013 or maybe 2014.

Iíve also had Game Informer off and on over the years. My subscription actually just ended last month.

I also believe that when I was younger my grandparents had gotten my brother and I a subscription to a faith based magazine, Guideposts.

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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Nintendo Power.
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It wasn't my first issue, but I remember the one that had all the card layouts for the memory game in the hut. With just a couple cards, you could determine the layout of the rest of the cards. It was great.


Edit: oh shit .. maybe it was Highlights.

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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Either Omni or Automobile. Donít remember which.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

It was so long ago, but I want to say Stereo Review. It was something like $4.99 for a year.

It could also have been Popular Photography.

I also vaguely remember a subscription that had ads in the back for adult videos, and such. It was a mainstream magazine, and it had a perforated edge on the advertising section, which had to be torn off before you could see the ads. Bizarre.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Children's Digest. It had a few pages of Tintin in Tibet in every issue. It wasn't until I read the albums that I realized that they had censored the panels about the Captain's drinking.

The first subscription I bought with my own money was Mad. I was ten.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Probably Games Magazine or Baseball Digest. Games went under when I still had issues left on my subscription, and I think they offered some kind of half-assed make-good that I didn’t bother with.

I assume Baseball Digest is Dead by now, but I ran across an issue like 20 years after I stopped reading it, and it looked exactly the same. Only the players had changed.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

National Geographic Owl (their magazine for kids). Or maybe it was Swank.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Popular Science
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

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Probably Games Magazine or Baseball Digest. Games went under when I still had issues left on my subscription, and I think they offered some kind of half-assed make-good that I didnít bother with.

I assume Baseball Digest is Dead by now, but I ran across an issue like 20 years after I stopped reading it, and it looked exactly the same. Only the players had changed.
I have a stack of old Games magazines in which I'm currently working though unfinished puzzles. It's funny to see how dated some of the puzzles are, when they reference TV and other pop culture.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

I remember getting a magazine in the mail when I was in cub scouts as a kid. Boys Life?
Old 01-09-20, 11:34 AM
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Anyone remember the 70s kids mag Dynamite? I think that one. If not that, then Fangoria in the 80s.
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I remember getting a magazine in the mail when I was in cub scouts as a kid. Boys Life?
Highlights for Children and Boys' Life when I was younger and Entertainment Weekly post college.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

National Geographic, i.e. my parents woudn't subscribe to Playboy or Penthouse so cross fingers and hope for pics of not too saggy naked African women.
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Ah, this brings back memories of reading those stupid joke pages of Reader's Digest while pooping. Do they make any good pooping magazines these days? Might be nice to do it old school instead of playing candy crush all the time.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

I was a reader of WWF Magazine going back to 1992, but I always bought it at newstands rather than subscribing.

First magazine I bought a subscription for was Gamepro in 1996, purchased through a school fundraiser.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Don't know about the first one but yesterday, I subscribed New York Times webpage.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

National Geographic.

And then sometime later I had a first-hand (well, ok two) experience and was amazed that breasts could actually reside above the knees. I was taken back but overjoyed at the same time, if that makes any sense.

It was a significant time in my life. Still kept my magazines, though.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

It was either Cracked or first National Geographic’s magazine for kids. Was it called Wow?
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

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I assume Baseball Digest is Dead by now, but I ran across an issue like 20 years after I stopped reading it, and it looked exactly the same. Only the players had changed.
It's actually still being published, but now on a bi-monthly schedule (6 issues per year). It is also no longer digest sized, it has the same dimensions as a regular magazine.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Ranger Rick for the win!
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Ranger Rick for the win!
Oooh, I forgot about that one. That was probably my first, although I didn't pay for it, myself.

I believe I got it through Scholastic Book Services, or it may have been called TAB books, at the time. Regardless, it was a small catalogue we received at school, with books and magazines we could order.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

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first National Geographic’s magazine for kids. Was it called Wow?
The one I had was called National Geographic World (not Owl as I mistakenly said above), is that the one you're thinking of? I had a sub for this back in the 70's, not sure if the name changed later on.
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Re: What was your first magazine subscription?

Probably Ranger Rick. I know I had that at one point but I am not sure if it was the first or not. I don't think I ever got Highlights or anything like that. I also did get Boy's Life later on when I was in scouting.

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