Comics introduced me to serious reading I think. I was into comics bigtime, and apart from cartoon characters I loved this series called "Classics Illustrated". Then my parents told me these were condensed from real books. When I saw the real thing I was blown away, but at first disappointed: few or no pictures!
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)