I started reading the original Mike Grell run of DC Comics "The Warlord". Grell wrote and drew this crazy thing. I remember reading the odd issue as a kid but this stuff is crazy violent pulp seventies anti-hero genius. This is pre Star Wars but is seriously tapping into the Zeitguiest as it's obviously influenced by Flash Gordon as well.
Much more exciting than the old D&D ads that would appear several years later.