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Who are (or were) some of your favorite comic book characters?

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Let's see, growing up, I loved (and still do) the Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics. They are so hard to find nowadays; most have become collectors' items. Of course, I enjoyed Peanuts, Andy Capp, Blondie and Beetle Bailey. One of the reasons I am sad about the decline of newspapers is because I miss those comics. Sure, some of them can be read online, but that's not the same thing.

At least, I can still subscribe to the Phantom.

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Eight Ace! Noble symbol of humankind's perpetual failure to do the right thing and philosopher extraordinaire.

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Asterix and Obelix. Tom and Jerry. The Simpsons. Donald Duck. Vicky the Viking. Lucky Luke. Goofy.

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Roger Melly, Sid the sexist, Andy Capp.

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Asterix & Obelix, Isnogood, Yoko Tsuno, Andy Capp, Love Is.

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Forgot Lucky Luke.

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Asterix and Obelix

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Donald Duck, Sjors and Sjimmie (dutch), Suske and Wiske (belgian). Never liked Asterix and Obelix. Read also some Tintin. When I became older I started reading american comics like: Witchblade, Darkness, Danger Girls.

Oh and one of my favorites: Garfield.

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Donald Duck

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Dick Tracy and Popeye.

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Captain Marvel. Billy Batson became him with the utterance of a single word: Shazam!

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unfortunately my parents thought comic books were vulgar (because they were from AMERICA,,,,parents were British),,,,so it wasnt until i was in Junior high that i could read Asterix,,,,,best comic,,,,ever :D

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Fabulous Furry Freak Bros., Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural...

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Neil Gaiman's Sandman Jesse Custer in Preacher John Constantine in Hellblazer

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Forgot to add 2000AD(Judge Dredd, Nemesis, etc).

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the far side!!

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@stevecpfc

Roger Melly, Sid the sexist, Andy Capp.

You're conjuring up a very sexist image there. Next you'll be telling us you're a Palace fan!

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kyushujoe; I actually didn`t think what i would look lik from my choices, sound a bit like a Jim Davidson type or maybe Andy Gray.

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Or a bit of Fru T Bunn?

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@mrskit

unfortunately my parents thought comic books were vulgar

And they were quite correct, young lady! You should consider yourself very lucky to have been so well protected for so long!

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The Bash Street Kids & The Phantom , I use to change all the speech bubbles of Lord Snooty and insert Denis The Menace dialog ,

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couldnt get enough of Mad.(Alfred Neuman if it has to be a character)

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Asterix, Lucky Luke, Tintin, Conan the Barbarian (he was also a comic book character) and everything coming from Disney and Carl Barks.

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Penance and M from Generation X.

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kyushuejoe thanks,,,im 30 now :D not so young! but yes, Asterix is still a favourite

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Charisma Man is definitely the best.

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Early (to 1966) Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes.

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(American comics) Calvin and Hobbes, Milo and Opus from "Bloom County", Frazz

(Manga) Almost everyone in "Gin-Tama" (Uhuh!), Negi Springfield ("Mahou Sensei Negima!"), Goto Nagi ("Umi no Misaki")

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Dennis the Menace (Beano), Union Jack Jackson (Warlord), Lord Peter Flint (Codename: Warlord, Warlord), the Jocks and the Geordies (Dandy), the Modern Parents (Viz), Victorian Dad (Viz)

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Ditto for Calvin and Hobbes, best comic strip ever. Calvin was making Suzie absolutely livid all the time hahah. Liked the friendship with the imaginary tiger, snowman bits and all the insights into life.

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Kind of hard to admit, but I liked Archie comics. Then again I must have been poor because I usually just got to read cousins's comics.

Sad Sack and Spooky the Ghost - I think he was a spinoff from Casper. Man, I am getting old.

Not really a comic, but nothing beats the comic strip ad about theskinny guy who gets sand kicked in his face, does the charles atlas course, becomes a "he- man" and gets the girls. Must have seen that hundreds of times on the back pages of other comic books.

Looks like I'm just raving while I wait for the soccer to start.

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Kind of hard to admit, but I liked Archie comics.

I liked them too. Especially when Moose would get steamed when he thought some guy was getting too close to his gal, Midge. Who, like Betty and Veronica, were drawn to look pretty hot.

but nothing beats the comic strip ad about theskinny guy who gets sand kicked in his face

Oh yeah? What about the "Sea Monkeys?" With the "close-up" drawing of them looking like a family out for a picnic. Nothing but damned brine shrimp.

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None, I was reading Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell. No time for comics, I wanted to read real literature.

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I mean no offence to comic lovers, it just wasn't my taste.

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Yabits, yeah the sea monkeys! Weren't there also xray vision glasses too?

Betty and Veronica made me wish I was born in the US.

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Judge Dread from the original 2000 A.D. comic.

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Where to start? At the beginning--the old Spiderman cartoon with the theme everyone knows led to an interest in the funnybooks on the spinner in the drugstore, where I discovered the Marvel Star Wars run, then the brilliant Larry Hama's take on GI Joe, which naturally led to the Punisher, and then on to the Todd McFarlane Spiderman and Daredevil. Soon all the X-Men books were on the list, along with Sin City when it debuted in serial form in Dark Horse Presents. And I still have the full run of the Vertigo version of Shade, the Changing Man, and nothing has topped Planetary for me in recent years. I've only kept up with the comics world tangentially, but they've obviously made their mark.

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John Constantine, Rorschach, Alf Tupper, The Drunken Bakers, Miracle Man (by Moore and Gaiman).

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Master Bates & Seaman Staines from Captain Pugwash.

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