Wolverine, claws, great hair and sideburns!
Creator: Lee, Kirby
A wonderful mythical fantasy world, where the most troubled can still be heroes, even if no one wants them.
At the age of 16 after 3 months,I was discharged "services no longer required" from the army. i was dvastated, my young life's ambition devestated.
On the train journey home to Hampshire, I purchased a UK edition of (I think) "Marvel Super Heroes". i had always loved comics, 2000AD was a firm favorite and the seaside tourist hole I grew up in had a ready supply of US Marvels and DCs but it was some time since I had read one.
As well as Moore and Davis' Captain Britain and Moore's solo Night Raven, there was a reprint of X-Men 136 (i tink memory serves me right) the conclusion of Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix's saga. I was hooked.
As brilliant a writer as Alan Moore is it was Chris Claremont's writing and John Byrne's art that drew me back into the world of comics and eased the pain of wrecked ambition.
I colllected comics religiously for 10 years, money ,or rather the lack of, causing me to stop and give up my collection. i am now waiting for the day my young sons want to read the mythical tales of Xavier's mutants so I can meet my old friends again. Celluloid is no replacement for the joy of holding the printed pages in your hands and escaping into the Marvel Universe.