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    It's hard for me to be 100% sure on this, but I'd guess for Superheroes, TV came first. I'm pretty sure my world of comics before "Super Friends" or possibly some Filmation re-runs would have been made up of what were referred to as "funny books". (Gold Key Looney Tunes, Harvey Comics, Archie, etc.)

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    Comic books.

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    Batman '66 and cartoons: First Filmation, then Super-friends, Spidey. I did not have comics until I bought them myself with my allowance, around age 10 (1977).
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    I'm pretty sure the 60s spiderman cartoon introduced me to the character before comics.

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    Same here. It definitely started with the animated Spider-Man... and then other TV like Batman '66 and Super Friends...

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight errant00 View Post
    Batman '66
    Spider-Man '67
    Space Ghost
    Adventures of Superman and Filmation Superman

    ...all the reruns of those before I could read got me started on superheroes, for sure.
    Pretty much all of the above, starting with Batman '66 and Spider-Man '67. First comic was Amazing Spider-Man #123, followed by a bunch of DC comics soon after. But TV got it's hooks into me first!
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    I forgot to list my early influences. These are VERY early, as I can not remember a time when I didn't know of them:

    Batman '66
    Super Friends
    Spider-Man '67
    The Adventures of Superman
    Shazam/Isis
    Spider-Man on the Electric Company

    Oddly enough I didn't see the 60s Filmation cartoons until the Super Powers VHS compilations hit in 1984. I saw the Sesame Street clips, and that was it. I did watch the 7os Batman series when it came around.
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    TV for sure...Comic Books were a way to extend the TV Universe of Stories (for me)...though I was a Book Worm in School.

    The tables started to flip around the age of 9 (for me) when the Books started to dominate over My TV viewing.
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    Superfriends preceeded my first comics.

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    Well, as a baby, my mom went and watched Batman, in color, at a friend's house. I was there, but was I watching? We didn't watch a lot of tv at my house, so I'm sure that comics were the main introduction to superheroes. I had access to a lot of comics but not really a television.

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