Captain Atom - Pat Broderick
Captain Atom was the first legit US comic that I bought back in 1990 (I was 11 years old), all the others before that were UK printed anthologies (most commonly printed in black and white). It was summer time and my mom gave me £1 to get something from our local news agents.
I remember seeing a ton of Beano, Dandy and other UK funnies on the shelf but then nestled under some teen mags there was a small bunch of colourful comics… all DC. There was Batman, Green Lantern, Firestorm and Captain Atom… I was mesmerised. The comics were 50p each so I got the Captain Atom one and the re-booted Green Lantern #1 (both had awesome art by Pat Broderick) as they were both on the top.
From that point I was hooked, I begged for some more money from my mother the following day to get some more.