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Jeff wrote:I can't say I prefer one company over the other but I do have a special affection for DC, for completely irrational reasons. When I was a kid we used to get Marvel Comics in the Diary (drugstore) directly from the States, but with DC they were always funneled through some publishing house in Australia and all we got were crappy black and white reprints. Occasionally we got colour UK versions but they were a rarity. Then, about the time of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' we started getting the real deal from DC, full colour direct from the States comics. It seemed so wonderful, and such a novelty. To this day there is a part of me that still feels that way about DC, despite that fact that they screwed us over with those god-awful reprints for all those years!
Funny, but its the opposite for me in as much as when I was a kid it was hard to find Marvel comics at newsagents in the UK. You could always get DC stuff (albeit three months late), but not Marvel: and especially not Spider-Man stuff. I remember how excited I was to get subscriptions to certain un-findable Marvel books (the Spidey titles, GI Joe and Star Wars)!