I started reading comic-books in the barber shop, when I was about 4 years old. The barber had ragged, ripped up copies of Fantastic Four #1 and X-Men #1. Started buying the new ones, off the shelf, at about the same time - 1970. I also watched the 1960's cartoons of FF, Spider-Man, and other Marvel characters, throughout my youth. When I became a Christian in about 1982, I gave up sci-fi and fantasy literature of any kind, and burned all my books and comic books.
I started up again in 1990, when a comic-book store opened in town. They had the Moebius Iron-Man poster in the window, so I stopped in. I rediscovered the X-Men at that time. For three years, I collected comic books ravenously. I had a complete collection of New Mutants, among others.
That same year, I had the good fortune of moving into an apartment across from an older guy who had collected comic books since he was a little kid, and still had most of them. We became fast friends. He introduced me to a lot wider world of comic-books, and got me started on "Comics Buyers Guide," a newspaper devoted to comic news.
I stopped reading the comics, back about 1993, just before the comic-book bubble collapsed. I haven't seen anything that Marvel, or anybody else, has done lately to make me start up again, especially given how expensive the damn things are now.