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Celebrating 75 Years of truth, justice and the American way (Read 518 times)
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Celebrating 75 Years of truth, justice and the American way
Apr 14th, 2013, 4:02am
 
Seventy-five years ago someone walking up to a newsstand in Cleveland might have seen something new -- a gaudy, yellow-covered comic book with a man dressed in a circus outfit lifting a car. The magazine bore the equally gaudy title of "Action Comics."



A perfect copy of that 10-cent comic recently sold for $1.2 million, but at the time just seeing that book on display would have meant more than money to the two young Glenville men who created the character.

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Re: Celebrating 75 Years of truth, justice and the American way
Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2013, 11:32am
 
Great Scott!! Has it been 75 years already?  Supes doesn't look like he's aged a day.
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Re: Celebrating 75 Years of truth, justice and the American way
Reply #2 - Apr 15th, 2013, 1:04am
 
Neat comic cover, my friend. I had the first Spiderman as a child and regret not holding on to it. I also had the first Thor, the first Hulk, the first Avengers, the first Iron Man, the first Silver Age Capatain America (introduced in an Avengers as I recall), the first X-Men, and lots of other Marvel firsts. I spent most of my time in the Silver Age reading Marvel's stuff, but still enjoyed Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman from the DC side. Of course, even if I had kept the comics I owned, I would still be churchmouse poor because--unlike the smart guys--I READ the comics. Again and again, I read them and we couldn't afford plastic bags to store them. So they rested in a cardboard box under my bed and when I left home, my mom . . . well, you know the rest. Neat nostalgia for a tax-depressed Monday, though.
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Reply #3 - Apr 15th, 2013, 1:00pm
 
Yea, my mom got my retirement as well, for my own good, of course.

I had some good ones too.

Sadly, I think the story is all to common. That's why they are collectable after all, everybody has a Mom.

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