I thought about blogging why I have a particular distaste for the Skrulls and why I keep hammering that they're NOT GONNA BE IN THE MOVIE, but I think one Skrull-related rant for this week is enough.
So I thought I'd share something else a bit more positive. (And you thought I was gonna rant, didn't you?)
I was thinking a while back how certain issues of the comic certainly fell on very important dates in my life.
One in particular was released before I was a fan, before I even discovered the Avengers, before I even took any interest in comics and superheroes, in fact: Before I was even born!
|Avengers Annual 10 (1981)|
More importantly: a) this was the very first appearance of Rogue who was my favorite X-men; b) this had a story centered around Ms. Marvel - one of my favorite Avengers; c) this featured a guest appearance by another favorite: Spider-woman!
I've said it once before, but if I only get to own one issue to keep forever, it would be this!
Another important issue, of course, is the one that made me a big fan.
|Avengers Vol. 3 No. 34|
It took the very first panel to convince me that I dare not leave Filbar's without this issue.
|"It all started--" said the text box. How very true for me!|
One of my stipulations at the time was that writer Kurt Busiek was still with the series so it's bound to be good - AND IT WAS - but even he had to say goodbye.
|Avengers Vol. 3 No. 56|
|(Click to enlarge. Look for the letter by "Nicky Aniceto".)|
And, of course, the best thing the folks at Marvel ever did for me as a fan was printing another letter I sent on an issue that came out exactly on my birth month, exactly 10 years since I first picked up an issue!
|Avengers Academy No. 5|
|Click to enlarge. Yes, I used my real name this time.)|
You know what else is a cool coincidence? They released the official trailer to the movie just a few days before my birthday last year!
So, if any of you guys reading this are fans, tell me: Which issues of your favorite book are really important to you?