Man, I Wish I Had A Time Machine – Vintage Pictures of Newsstands & Kids Reading Comics

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When would you set the clock in your DeLorean, June of 1938 to pick up a fresh copy of Action Comics # 1, the first appearance of Superman?

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Perhaps you’d set the timer to May 1939 and grab a stack of Detective 27’s, and rejoice with the rest of the world at the very first look at a certain caped crusader.

Maybe you’d travel back to a hot summer day in 1962, walk into the local newsstand and ask if they have any copies of Amazing Fantasy 15 and a Pepsi (it’s hot out…remember). The shopkeeper hands you a crisp copy with Spider-Man swooping through the city on a strand of web holding a green suited criminal in his other hand. You happily pay with 17 cents.

To better prepare you for your collector’s journey (yes, I have had this dream many times), here are some great vintage pictures of…

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