I started reading comics when I was pretty young - about 6 or 7 I guess. I'd seen the Thundercats cartoon on the telly and was enthralled. Next to She-Ra, it was probably the most exciting thing I'd ever seen.
I must have been very observant about when the comics came out, (or their advertising must have been really strong) because I got them from issue one. And I fell in love. I mean, I really adored these comics. And not only did I have a Thundercats story to look forward to every 2 weeks (yes, they came out bi-weekly, how lucky was I?), there was this other unrelated, story called Power Pack in the back. I had never heard of these. But my gods, this story was nearly as exciting as the Thundercats one! It was about 2 brothers and sisters who had been given powers by an alien race that resembled horses (I also loved horses so this was even cooler), and had to fight evil green lizardy aliens, amongst other things.
I stopped buying the comics when I was about 9 or 10 (they'd got pretty shit by then) and then when we moved house my folks threw them out. I have never forgiven them. So I bought them all off ebay (mwa ha ha ha ha ha!) and they are still good! Would you believe it? There are two panels that I remembered, all through my 15 year life without the comics, which is pretty impressive because I remember fuck all form being young.
One was of Cheetara using her staff to pole vault from one part of her garden to another - giant moles were destroying her garden. The other was a Power Pack one where some other kids (2 of them) were on a sled in a New York park. It was winter and they were heading onto the frozen river, (there was some problem with steering) and were unwittingly going to their death, as the ice wasn't as solid there as it should have been. The girl on the sled was Alex Power's love interest so he was panicking and had to use his and his siblings' powers to save the girl and her male (love rival) friend.
These panels stuck with me for so long. As far as I was concerned they were the best things I'd ever seen or read. The worlds of the Thundercats and Power Pack were the most imaginative, rich, textured worlds I'd ever come across.
Then I got older and turned to DC. But I still have a special place in my heart for each of these series, and I occasionally pull out the comics and re-read them. I will pass them on to various kids when my family and friends' sprogs get old enough.
How did you all get into comics?