I’m a notorious late-adopter, but in this one aspect I can honestly claim to having been a fanboy right from the very start.
When Starlord came out, I was still in short-trousers, but the moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it. The comic book was in a very large format that I have not seen since. The paper was weighty and glossy and saturated with deep colour. The artwork was fantastic and the stories brilliant. Strontium Dog and Ro-Busters started here.
I bought the first three issues of this comic, hung unto them for years until they were “accidentally” disposed of by mum in my teens.
Less than two-dozen issues later it was merged with 2000AD and both the format and print quality shrunk overnight. Luckily the artists and writers remained, so stories like Strontium Dog continued.
Johnny Alpha lives!