It may not look like much but this is the first comic I ever owned. I remember seeing a Dr Strange comic one time when I was with some kids over by the OC Fair but this was the first one that was mine. I don't think I bought it, more likely someone gave it to me. If it still had its cover, you would know that it was Where Creatures Roam #7 from July 1971.
The lead story is a Jack Kirby classic monster story The Glop. It runs 12 pages but in my copy only pages 6-10 remain. The book has 2 other stories, one of which is a great little Steve Ditko story. These great early 70's Marvel Monster comics were all reprints of earlier Atlas comics. These stories came from Journey into Mystery #72, September 1961.
In the JIM version the Glop was known as the Glob and was less yellow and more orange and brown. Also a comic was 5 cents cheaper in 1961.
I can't say how many times I read this comic but it had a profound influence on me. I think it fostered my love of oddball sci-fi films and kooky monsters. I was also lucky in that I was able to track down a piece of the original Jack Kirby art for the story.
It is a pretty humbling thing to own a piece of art that produced the first comic I ever owned. Thanks Jack for inspiring a 6 year old kid to grow up and produce his own comics.