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“Comics Needed Me and I Needed Comics” – Josh’s Story

Remember why you liked comics in the first place?

Our Comics Empower Project continues! 

This time, Josh tells his story: 

I do not particularly remember the first time I read a comic.

It is odd, considering I am a new collector and enthusiast.

My father enjoyed comics in the 60’s and early 70’s; I have The Shadow #1 in my collection because of him. My childhood was great, and I suppose; comics needed me then.

I graduated in 2001 after the despicable acts of cowards in NYC.

I had not met a New Yorker much less been to the Apple.

I eagerly joined the United States Navy as fast as possible.  I felt pride in my country and for my brothers.  Daily life was often a struggle, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

After years of separating from the Navy, I had failed at various low paying jobs. 

I decided to commit full time to a degree.

I am close to my goal, and the  discovery of comics helped me through some tough life-transitional periods. I suppose; I needed comics then.

Comics are cool; in general, life can be ugly. Comics give us the ability to escape a moment. The heroes always win, until we pull for the villains. Either way, the readers always win.


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