wegocold99 asked: Hey, I really want to get into Comic Books and was wondering where would be the best place to start. I know you started at FF#1, was that like the first marvel Comic? Also are the very first ones really expensive? How did you read them? thanks for your help, in advance

Well Fantastic Four #1 was by no means the first comic book, but it is considered the first Silver Age comic book and begins the second phase of the superhero craze which has dominated comics ever since.

If you wish to start from Marvel’s very beginning, you’re going to have to start with Marvel Comics #1 which was released in 1939, and will be pretty hard to find. All comics from this issue on to Fantastic Four #1 are defined as being in the Golden Age, which I opted to skip for the reason that they are expensive and hard to come by these days.

However, I have been reading from Fantastic Four #1 because this is essentially where the majority of Marvel’s modern universe begins, with much of the Golden Age being ignored.

It also helps that Marvel have a vast majority of the Silver Age uploaded in digital format on their website here (http://marvel.com/digital_comics). It will cost you either $10/month or $60/year to subscribe however. Considering that you could spend $60 just to read around 20 of these early issues in hardback format however, it’s a very good bargain.

Oh, and if you do chose to subscribe annually (I know, I’m beginning to sound like a salesman), you can do what I did and enter this coupon code at the checkout to get 20% off brining it down to $47.90: COMEBACK3

So yeah, hopefully that’s answered your questions. Don’t hesitate to get back in touch if you have more.

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