Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Nose Norton

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My first bunch of comics were bought back in the late 70s in the local Dime store. They were 3 in a packet for a dollar (35cents cover price).

I was trying to recall the first bunch of packets.

When I was 4 at home with chicken pox my dad brought home a FF three pack with 197-199, which had the Red Ghost and a two parter with Dr doom's cloned son. These didnt make a huge impression.

But the ASM pack with 183-185 with Rocket Racer, Big Wheel, and the White Dragon really got me started.

Later on I got a three pack of Captain America with 224-226. The first issue had Cap with hair dyed black which confused the heck out of me.

But there were also mixed packs, I remember I got one with Thor 275, ASM 187 (in which Cap beats up spidey, leading me to think he was stronger) and the third one I cant recall but it might have been Cap 222.

Do you guys remember these? I remember great excitement about wondering what the 3rd hidden comic was.

The only comic I absolutely know that I got from the 3 packs was Amazing Spider-Man 194, the first Black Cat story.

However, buying these packs from rest stops and diners on our summer road trip vacations were highlights for me in the late 70s. I guess all the comics with the Whitman diamond price box were the ones I got from 3 packs. I don't think I ever got a multi-pack with three comics from one character, though. They were always varieties.

I didn't realize Marvel started these in the 60s. 4 comics for 47 cents?

I had FF 199 from childhood, from my brother, I think, not a three pack, and that made FF 200 one of the first comics I ordered through the mail. I'm a little older than you, though, I think, so that ish made a very big impression on me.

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