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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Adventure Comics # 374, November, 1968

This was it. One could argue that we wouldn't be here today discussing this issue if this issue hadn't existed. Hmmm...wait a sec. Well...Anyway! This is the issue that published my very first letter! My very first anything! I started writing to comics as early as 1966 when I still had to dictate my ;letters to my Mother. I remember writing to GREEN LANTERN and AQUAMAN early on but when nothing came of it, I slowed down, reserving my praise only for comics that really, really impressed me. This was the first one that either Mort or Nelson or some proto-chipmunk actually chose to print and I knew right then and there that I LIKED seeing my name in print!


Even at age 9, I recognized Jack Davis's style in this cool ad.

DC was starting here to embrace the world of fandom. I wish I had ordered some of the fanzines they plugged but instead I had to wait another 3-4 years before I discovered a store that sold them. 


  1. I read somewhere online (and I can't find it now)that the letters from correspondent B.V. Davenport of Toledo were actually written by E. Nelson Bridwell, and that "B.V. Davenport" was a fictional letterhack to a one of the more popular radio comedies, probably "Fibber McGee and Molly."

  2. This was my first-ever Legion purchase. Bought for me in the bus staion in Ayr in the spring of 1969. In more recent time, I've wondered if Shooter intended Quanto to be Reflecto?