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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,555
    Lots of comics from Marvel and DC in the 70s, especially the Avengers.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 897
    Tintin and Astrix. Loved the style and the bonkersness of it all
    TheBigLegoski
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 360
    Astrix. Loved it as a child and used to borrow them all from the library. Can't wait until my little one is old enough to enjoy them too.
    TheBigLegoski
  • messymessy CambridgeshireMember Posts: 242
    2000 AD for me, Judge Dredd, Rouge Trooper, ABC Warriors etc. I've been reading a lot of  them all again in the complete case files series and I still love them.
    vizzitor
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,855
    edited May 2017
    Did I make it?

    Anyway, it was TMNT, Calvin & Hobbes and Garfield.
    GothamConstructionCo
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Calvin and Hobbes and Garfield. 
    GothamConstructionCo
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 329
    Garfield. Used to cut them out of the newspaper too
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    Garfield
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    I always always loved the G.I. Joe comics.  I had a full set of them and read them over and over.
    Renegade007cjh
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 687
    I read a *lot* of comics as a kid. Eagle, Victor, Valiant, Warlord, Beano, Dandy, Action Force, Transformers... the list goes on!! Have a special place in my heart for Commando (but am biased because they've published two of my stories).

    My first "proper" series was Watchmen! Must have read it half a dozen times over the past twenty years and each time I pick up on new elements, little details in the artwork etc. Truly a seminal piece.
    vizzitorcatwranglerCaptainPirateMan
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    The whole Knightfall saga for Batman was one of my favorites.
    jmeninnoRenegade007cjh
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,447
    Yay, we passed the threshold. Now I can finally comment (as I couldn't edit anymore) that I totally forgot I loved to read (and watch the animated series of) Kuifje (Tintin), and as Renegage above triggered another memory, I used to read Michel Vaillant comics in the waiting room at the dentist. :)
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 244
    I liked the 2 part comic I had of Street Fighter the movie

  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited May 2017
    ^ yea.i wanted to edit, too. I totally forgot about Disney Adventures digest.

    I came upon some of the Eagle era Dredd comics. That's some really morbid sh-t for a kid to be reading, yo!
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418

    stlux said:


    As a teenager I collected basically anything written by Jean Van Hamme or artwork done by William Vance or Grzegorz Rosinski:



    My all-time favourites are probably
    • De Klaagzang van de Verloren Gewesten (Dufaux/Rosinski)
    • De Kronieken van Panchrysia (I have these all signed with extra artwork by Ferry, the artist)
    • De eeuwige Oorlog/The Forever War by Marvano/Haldeman, based on Joe Haldeman's novel





    This three part story: De eeuwige Oorlog/The Forever War is also one of my all-time favourites. The story is so captivating. It is fantastic how the writer and the artist managed to translate a dire and grimm account of someone who fought in the Vietnam war, and turn that into a interstellar Sci-fi story spanning hundreds of years all through the perspective of the main protagonist who ends up completely estranged from humanity, seeing Earth and the human race evolve into something almost as alien as the extra-terrestrials they are at odds with.
    I won't spoil anything for anyone who is not familiar with this comic/graphic novel, but if you love sci-fi you have to read this!

    stluxToc13
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 344
    I was ALL about Marvel comics from about 1988-1993. I am pretty proud of the X-Men, Wolverine, and Spider-Man comics I,have from that era.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,853
    Back to add, now I can do it without it muddling the count, that the Jan, Jans en de Kinderen comics are responsible for much of my (admittedly limited) grasp of Dutch. Every time I go over there I have fun scouring the secondhand shops for more of the albums. 
    TheBigLegoskistlux
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418
    @catwrangler       
    Curious to know, what is your fascination with Jan, Jans en de kinderen?
    I only read some one page stories as a little kid printed in some women's magazine ('Margriet' or something like it) of 'J,J&K', and I thought those cats were nicely drawn and funny. I am not sure but I think the cats also had textballoons (though the thinking ones, not the spoken ones: so the ones with the tiny bubbles instead of the pointer towards the characters who are saying or thinking whatever is printed in the textballoon). Other than that I don't recall much about them.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,948
    Thanks a lot @TheBigLegoski for making the list, was just thinking I should get the laptop out. Appreciate it!

    Good luck all.
    TheBigLegoskistlux
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,853


    @catwrangler       
    Curious to know, what is your fascination with Jan, Jans en de kinderen?
    I only read some one page stories as a little kid printed in some women's magazine ('Margriet' or something like it) of 'J,J&K', and I thought those cats were nicely drawn and funny. I am not sure but I think the cats also had textballoons (though the thinking ones, not the spoken ones: so the ones with the tiny bubbles instead of the pointer towards the characters who are saying or thinking whatever is printed in the textballoon). Other than that I don't recall much about them.


    It was indeed the cats! Came across album no. 6 on a market stall and flipped through it. You're right about the red cat - he often breaks the 4th wall and addresses the reader. He's pompous but well-meaning, and terribly sensitive about the fact he's an "u-weet-wel kater" (i.e. he's neutered)... 

    I've found comics handy for language-learning generally, but this one being about family life is perhaps handier than most because it brings up little, not always obvious, cultural differences... of course, our niece (15 now) finds it rather old-fashioned, but I suspect that, having grown up in the 70s (him) and 80s, that's part of the charm for my partner and me...
    TheBigLegoskistlux
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,103
    edited May 2017
    Deliberately late to the party as I already have the polybag prize so someone else gets a chance to get it.
    Wasn't really into comics as a kid, although I do remember getting the Beano, Dandy, Whizzer and chips etc at odd times during my childhood.
    When I was a teenager I moved onto a horror comic called Scream and had a fascination for the 200AD Judge Anderson and Judge Death story lines.
    Really got into Graphic novels in a big way when the Neil Gaimens Sandman comics were published which led onto a lot of DC graphic novels, Todd McFarlane's Spawn and the Lucifer graphic novels. For some reason I lost interest with a lot of them when DC decided on the New 52 reboot and never really got back into it.
    snowhitieLego_Starmessyjosekalelcatwrangler
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    ^Also late on purpose...The one I was into (and I think the only one) was The Simpsons comics in Spanish (Mexican here)...unfortunately, I did not take care of them properly and they got wet years ago, so they had to end up in the dumpster. 

    A couple of years ago I tried to get into comic books again, and started with the Khan prequel to Star Trek Into Darkness, then some others...but since it requires to be very consistent, I gave up, and have bought some of the compilation of the new Star Wars comic books. 
    snowhitie
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418






    @catwrangler       
    Curious to know, what is your fascination with Jan, Jans en de kinderen?
    I only read some one page stories as a little kid printed in some women's magazine ('Margriet' or something like it) of 'J,J&K', and I thought those cats were nicely drawn and funny. I am not sure but I think the cats also had textballoons (though the thinking ones, not the spoken ones: so the ones with the tiny bubbles instead of the pointer towards the characters who are saying or thinking whatever is printed in the textballoon). Other than that I don't recall much about them.




    It was indeed the cats! Came across album no. 6 on a market stall and flipped through it. You're right about the red cat - he often breaks the 4th wall and addresses the reader. He's pompous but well-meaning, and terribly sensitive about the fact he's an "u-weet-wel kater" (i.e. he's neutered)... 

    I've found comics handy for language-learning generally, but this one being about family life is perhaps handier than most because it brings up little, not always obvious, cultural differences... of course, our niece (15 now) finds it rather old-fashioned, but I suspect that, having grown up in the 70s (him) and 80s, that's part of the charm for my partner and me...


    Aha! Oooh, and they were printed in the 'Libelle', not the other magazine I mentioned. Yeah I suppose they are very handy for language learning when you don't have anyone to practice Dutch with but already mastered the basics (obviously). I don't think they ever were edgy (even in the seventies and eighties), but rather popular because of how Jan Kruis managed to capture all these tiny details and observations on family life. I don't know them very well so I have no idea to what extend they are typically Dutch, or more general applicable to life centred on a mom and dad with some kids, grandparents, and a bunch of cats? Essentially a situational comedy in comicbook format, I suppose.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,948
    Love these extra answers and discussions :)

    The winner is @SirBen with number 30. Congratulations, PM me your details and I'll get it posted!
    stluxvizzitorcatwranglerbandit778GothamConstructionCoTheBigLegoskiricecakeSirBen
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,853
    @TheBigLegoski That's pretty much it - they had their moments of showing Changing Family Life, but like any sitcom the setup tends to spring back to where it started...
    TheBigLegoski
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 568
    After being wiped out by a cold for 48 hours, it's exciting to re-enter the land of the living and find that I've won! Thank you @snowhitie
    Bumblepantsricecakebandit778vizzitorsnowhitie
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