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James Francis Cameron was born in 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, a little town just north of Niagara Falls. At an early age, Cameron's creative interests gravitated toward fantasy. Stacks of comic books, with a particular preference for Marvel titles like Spider-Man and The X-Men, lay all over his room.
And on the weekends Jim and his siblings and friends would decamp to the local Niagara Falls cinema. Given his mother's influence, it came as no surprise when Cameron, by age twelve, had become a fairly good artist and announced to anyone who would listen that he was gonig to "be a comic-book artist" when he grew up.
Comic books carried the young James Cameron into Stamford Collegiate High School where his interest in comic-book heroes took a sudden turn to science fiction. "I would have to say that in my youth I was an absolutely rabid science fiction fan, I read all the classics." . . . . . to read Cameron's detailed biography, go to our
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