“Comics, I can really credit, for giving me a love for reading. I don’t know how life would have gone if not for getting involved in comics.”

Gary Pagel credits his involvement in early Comic-Cons for shaping his mind. His next door neighbors, David and Stephan McGlone, brought him into the world of comics. Gary’s interests were superhero comics. He attended the one-day March 1970 Comic-Minicon when he was 13 years old.

Interviewed by Jonathan Valdez

Watch the Gary Pagel interview on YouTube.