Would I intentionally give a child a comic book to get them hooked on reading? No doubt. Just stop by The Comics Club the first Saturday in May and watch me. The first one's free, kid!
(For your part in what would become a lifelong addiction to comic books . . . thanks, Mom!)
That is, until I discovered comic books.
I don't know exactly when I first got my hands on a copy of a Superman comic book. Thanks to my older brothers and sisters several other comic book titles made their way into my comic-hungry hands long before the Man of Steel would excite my young imagination. Archie, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Hot Stuff, Little Dot, Richie Rich were all taken greedily and consumed almost instantly. I just could not get enough of that fiery neuron stimulation that only comic books could supply.
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