Some of my first forays into comics was in 1982. Thanks to Robbie Trott.
I went to the drugstore because I had heard comics were there. I picked up Contest of Champions 2. Wow. What an issue! I really had no idea who these characters were but was eager to learn. I love when Iron Man blasted the Conquistador. Ironfist vs. Daredevil! It gave me my first real taste of the Marvel Universe. Secret Wars came a few years later as did the Infinity saga. But the first will alwaqys be COC.
I wanted issue 3 bad but had no money when I was 9....So as a little sneak...I tried to rip off the drugstore by bringing in Defenders 109 to trade to get COC3. It didn't work. They were mad because I tried to steal it...Yeah it was SO wrong of me. But that was a long time ago.
Man I look like a dork in that pic!