I got to thinking about the first comic books I ever owned. Well, they weren't just mine; my mother bought them for my brother and I. My first comic books were Star Wars #7, 8, 9. Mom bought them at the PX in the American Embassy in Paris, where we were living at the time. They were bagged together in a plastic bag.
We're talking Star Wars so this was probably 1978, judging by the publication dates, or possibly 1979. While I loved the original trilogy of movies I never really read much of the Star Wars comic books after these three. I've tried reading the Star Wars comics from Dark Horse a few times but it just doesn't appeal to me in the way that the movies did.