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I'm a little late to this thread, but better than never,
right?

So how did you start collecting?

I only started about 5 months ago. I've always been a
huge gamer, and I've followed a fair amount of Marvel in
game format - fighting games and Spider-man games mostly
- as well as having watched some of the cartoons as a kid
and I still follow all of the comic book movies. I have a
few friends who are into graphic novels but it never
appealed to me - I'd tried comics as a kid but I always
felt they were too short in comparison to a book. That,
and I always felt the sheer amount of comics available
was a bit daunting as I'd have no idea what to read.

That said, I've owned a few manga titles for a couple of
years - Devil May Cry and Kingdom Hearts. Again, that's
more my gamer side that caused that, though.

Anyway... I just moved to Colchester (in the UK, where I
live), and for the first time I have access to a decent
comic book store. I love going there for game memorabilia
and stuff. A little while before the release of Batman:
Arkham City on consoles, I had replayed Arkham Asylum and
felt like giving a Batman comic book a try, having loved
the story and characters (except Batman, haha. While I
love his gadgets and stuff, I always find him a bit
corny. I just love his villains.)

Anyway, I ended up getting a copy of Arkham City HC, as
it apparently was a bridge between the two games, and
what better time to read it? After enjoying that, (and
completing Arkham City on PS3) I found out that DC were
*just* relaunching the New 52 which was a perfect time to
begin reading, and I started picking up the new Batman
and Catwoman series. Now I'm hooked.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Exactly 18 comics (8 Marvel, 10 DC) and 6 graphic novels
(4 Marvel, 2 DC), totalling to 24. Not a lot I know! I
can't believe how many some of you guys have.

What do you like to collect?

I first tried Batman, Catwoman and Nightwing of the New
52. I've collected all of the Batman/Catwoman comics so
far, with Issue #5 ready to pick up tomorrow. Ditched
Nightwing after Issue #2 as I didn't find him very
interesting.

I also tried the new Incredible Hulk, Avenging Spider-Man
and Marvel Ultimates series. Have stuck with Incredible
Hulk and Avenging Spider-man, but didn't enjoy Ultimates
so stopped that after Issue #2.

So four comics I'm following at the moment - 2 DC and 2
Marvel. It's a bit early to say which ones I'll enjoy
most (though I'll probably follow all of them to the end
of the story arc) but I think I prefer Marvel, which
isn't a surprise to me really seeing as I always liked
the X-Men and Spider-Man as a child.

Got some graphic novels for Christmas - including the
Killing Joke and Civil War. I can see why the Killing
Joke is considered a great read, but so far Civil War is
probably the best thing I've read. I just love the
friction between sides, and the all-star cast. I also got
Ultimate Comics: Avengers which is also written by Mark
Millar, and I enjoyed both so I'm going to look into his
other work later. I also want to read some more Civil War
stuff, such as the Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War.

I've just subscribed to the Marvel Ultimate Graphic
Novels Collection (as I've talked about in it's own
thread), and it seems like an excellent place to get me
started. Can't wait to read X-men Dark Phoenix, Iron Man:
Extremis and Birth of Venom, as well as some of the more
obscure titles in there. It seems well suited to me
seeing as the books also give you a run-down of the story
so far, as well as "Further reading" and info on the
creators of each title.

The number #1 thing that matters to me about comic books
is a good art style. As an adult I've taken up a much
bigger interest in good art (though I suck at making my
own), and I can't enjoy a good story in comic book form
if I don't like the style. That's why I'm not reading the
new Deadpool series.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?


Catwoman and Batman are the longest series, but only
because they started first. I think that including the
graphic novels, and Batman's probably in more books than
anyone else seeing as he also features in some of
Catwoman and two of my graphic novels. I think this will
change pretty quickly though, as I'm going to be buying
more Marvel than DC stuff in future.

Spider-man is probably the next most prevalent character
in my series after Batman, but I wouldn't say I have a
favourite Marvel character. It's too close and depends
what mood I'm in.

So that's it! Pretty much my entire comic book history!
All I can say is I'm really getting into it, and with 4
comics and 2 graphic novels due once a month, I'm reading
at every opportunity I get.


Edited by LeonBelmontX - 17 January 2012 at 11:25am

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LeonBelmontX wrote
I'm a little late to this thread,
but better than never,
right?

So how did you start collecting?

I only started about 5 months ago. I've always been a
huge gamer, and I've followed a fair amount of Marvel in
game format - fighting games and Spider-man games mostly
- as well as having watched some of the cartoons as a kid
and I still follow all of the comic book movies. I have a
few friends who are into graphic novels but it never
appealed to me - I'd tried comics as a kid but I always
felt they were too short in comparison to a book. That,
and I always felt the sheer amount of comics available
was a bit daunting as I'd have no idea what to read.

That said, I've owned a few manga titles for a couple of
years - Devil May Cry and Kingdom Hearts. Again, that's
more my gamer side that caused that, though.

Anyway... I just moved to Colchester (in the UK, where I
live), and for the first time I have access to a decent
comic book store. I love going there for game memorabilia
and stuff. A little while before the release of Batman:
Arkham City on consoles, I had replayed Arkham Asylum and
felt like giving a Batman comic book a try, having loved
the story and characters (except Batman, haha. While I
love his gadgets and stuff, I always find him a bit
corny. I just love his villains.)

Anyway, I ended up getting a copy of Arkham City HC, as
it apparently was a bridge between the two games, and
what better time to read it? After enjoying that, (and
completing Arkham City on PS3) I found out that DC were
*just* relaunching the New 52 which was a perfect time to
begin reading, and I started picking up the new Batman
and Catwoman series. Now I'm hooked.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Exactly 18 comics (8 Marvel, 10 DC) and 6 graphic novels
(4 Marvel, 2 DC), totalling to 24. Not a lot I know! I
can't believe how many some of you guys have.

What do you like to collect?

I first tried Batman, Catwoman and Nightwing of the New
52. I've collected all of the Batman/Catwoman comics so
far, with Issue #5 ready to pick up tomorrow. Ditched
Nightwing after Issue #2 as I didn't find him very
interesting.

I also tried the new Incredible Hulk, Avenging Spider-Man
and Marvel Ultimates series. Have stuck with Incredible
Hulk and Avenging Spider-man, but didn't enjoy Ultimates
so stopped that after Issue #2.

So four comics I'm following at the moment - 2 DC and 2
Marvel. It's a bit early to say which ones I'll enjoy
most (though I'll probably follow all of them to the end
of the story arc) but I think I prefer Marvel, which
isn't a surprise to me really seeing as I always liked
the X-Men and Spider-Man as a child.

Got some graphic novels for Christmas - including the
Killing Joke and Civil War. I can see why the Killing
Joke is considered a great read, but so far Civil War is
probably the best thing I've read. I just love the
friction between sides, and the all-star cast. I also got
Ultimate Comics: Avengers which is also written by Mark
Millar, and I enjoyed both so I'm going to look into his
other work later. I also want to read some more Civil War
stuff, such as the Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War.

I've just subscribed to the Marvel Ultimate Graphic
Novels Collection (as I've talked about in it's own
thread), and it seems like an excellent place to get me
started. Can't wait to read X-men Dark Phoenix, Iron Man:
Extremis and Birth of Venom, as well as some of the more
obscure titles in there. It seems well suited to me
seeing as the books also give you a run-down of the story
so far, as well as "Further reading" and info on the
creators of each title.

The number #1 thing that matters to me about comic books
is a good art style. As an adult I've taken up a much
bigger interest in good art (though I suck at making my
own), and I can't enjoy a good story in comic book form
if I don't like the style. That's why I'm not reading the
new Deadpool series.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?


Catwoman and Batman are the longest series, but only
because they started first. I think that including the
graphic novels, and Batman's probably in more books than
anyone else seeing as he also features in some of
Catwoman and two of my graphic novels. I think this will
change pretty quickly though, as I'm going to be buying
more Marvel than DC stuff in future.

Spider-man is probably the next most prevalent character
in my series after Batman, but I wouldn't say I have a
favourite Marvel character. It's too close and depends
what mood I'm in.

So that's it! Pretty much my entire comic book history!
All I can say is I'm really getting into it, and with 4
comics and 2 graphic novels due once a month, I'm reading
at every opportunity I get.


Glad you chose to come see us to talk comics! We're all
about helping out folks who are new to comics. :)

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So how did you start collecting?
I visited my uncle in Canada seven years ago. Since I would have no use of Canadian currency back home, I spent my last 5 CAD on comics (5 for every dollar). I got mostly stuff I haven't read even once (Weapon Zero), but it got me craving for more. Luckily, a few months later a German publisher put first issues of Ultimate X-Men and Spectacular Spider-Man on our market. Axel Springer struggled for several months but finally gave up on comics. Fast forward a few years, and I live in London, where I discovered a vast universe of comics. I roll up my sleeves and start building up my collection.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
A thousand, give or take. Plus 100+ Polish editions and reprints.

What do you like to collect?
I'm a sucker for anything Spider-Man related.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Spider-Man, no doubt. I have about 300 issues and several TPBs. Second one would be... I think Y: The Last Man or Green Lantern with 50-something issues.
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Nuriel wrote
<span style="font-weight: bold;">So how
did you start collecting?</span>I visited my uncle in
Canada seven years ago. Since I would have no use of
Canadian currency back home, I spent my last 5 CAD on
comics (5 for every dollar). I got mostly stuff I haven't
read even once (Weapon Zero), but it got me craving for
more. Luckily, a few months later a German publisher put
first issues of Ultimate X-Men and Spectacular Spider-Man
on our market. Axel Springer struggled for several months
but finally gave up on comics. Fast forward a few years,
and I live in London, where I discovered a vast universe
of comics. I roll up my sleeves and start building up my
collection.<span style="font-weight: bold;">How many
comics are in collection approximately?</span>A thousand,
give or take. Plus 100+ Polish editions and reprints.
<span style="font-weight: bold;">What do you like to
collect?</span>I'm a sucker for anything Spider-Man
related.<span style="font-weight: bold;">Which
title/character is most found in your collection?
</span>Spider-Man, no doubt. I have about 300 issues and
several TPBs. Second one would be... I think Y: The Last
Man or Green Lantern with 50-something issues.<span
style="font-weight: bold;"></span>


You come to Canada sometimes?

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LeonBelmontX wrote
I'm a little late to this thread, but better than
never,
right?

So how did you start collecting?

I only started about 5 months ago. I've always been a
huge gamer, and I've followed a fair amount of Marvel in
game format - fighting games and Spider-man games mostly
- as well as having watched some of the cartoons as a kid
and I still follow all of the comic book movies. I have a
few friends who are into graphic novels but it never
appealed to me - I'd tried comics as a kid but I always
felt they were too short in comparison to a book. That,
and I always felt the sheer amount of comics available
was a bit daunting as I'd have no idea what to read.

That said, I've owned a few manga titles for a couple of
years - Devil May Cry and Kingdom Hearts. Again, that's
more my gamer side that caused that, though.

Anyway... I just moved to Colchester (in the UK, where I
live), and for the first time I have access to a decent
comic book store. I love going there for game memorabilia
and stuff. A little while before the release of Batman:
Arkham City on consoles, I had replayed Arkham Asylum and
felt like giving a Batman comic book a try, having loved
the story and characters (except Batman, haha. While I
love his gadgets and stuff, I always find him a bit
corny. I just love his villains.)

Anyway, I ended up getting a copy of Arkham City HC, as
it apparently was a bridge between the two games, and
what better time to read it? After enjoying that, (and
completing Arkham City on PS3) I found out that DC were
*just* relaunching the New 52 which was a perfect time to
begin reading, and I started picking up the new Batman
and Catwoman series. Now I'm hooked.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Exactly 18 comics (8 Marvel, 10 DC) and 6 graphic novels
(4 Marvel, 2 DC), totalling to 24. Not a lot I know! I
can't believe how many some of you guys have.

What do you like to collect?

I first tried Batman, Catwoman and Nightwing of the New
52. I've collected all of the Batman/Catwoman comics so
far, with Issue #5 ready to pick up tomorrow. Ditched
Nightwing after Issue #2 as I didn't find him very
interesting.

I also tried the new Incredible Hulk, Avenging Spider-Man
and Marvel Ultimates series. Have stuck with Incredible
Hulk and Avenging Spider-man, but didn't enjoy Ultimates
so stopped that after Issue #2.

So four comics I'm following at the moment - 2 DC and 2
Marvel. It's a bit early to say which ones I'll enjoy
most (though I'll probably follow all of them to the end
of the story arc) but I think I prefer Marvel, which
isn't a surprise to me really seeing as I always liked
the X-Men and Spider-Man as a child.

Got some graphic novels for Christmas - including the
Killing Joke and Civil War. I can see why the Killing
Joke is considered a great read, but so far Civil War is
probably the best thing I've read. I just love the
friction between sides, and the all-star cast. I also got
Ultimate Comics: Avengers which is also written by Mark
Millar, and I enjoyed both so I'm going to look into his
other work later. I also want to read some more Civil War
stuff, such as the Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War.

I've just subscribed to the Marvel Ultimate Graphic
Novels Collection (as I've talked about in it's own
thread), and it seems like an excellent place to get me
started. Can't wait to read X-men Dark Phoenix, Iron Man:
Extremis and Birth of Venom, as well as some of the more
obscure titles in there. It seems well suited to me
seeing as the books also give you a run-down of the story
so far, as well as "Further reading" and info on the
creators of each title.

The number #1 thing that matters to me about comic books
is a good art style. As an adult I've taken up a much
bigger interest in good art (though I suck at making my
own), and I can't enjoy a good story in comic book form
if I don't like the style. That's why I'm not reading the
new Deadpool series.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?


Catwoman and Batman are the longest series, but only
because they started first. I think that including the
graphic novels, and Batman's probably in more books than
anyone else seeing as he also features in some of
Catwoman and two of my graphic novels. I think this will
change pretty quickly though, as I'm going to be buying
more Marvel than DC stuff in future.

Spider-man is probably the next most prevalent character
in my series after Batman, but I wouldn't say I have a
favourite Marvel character. It's too close and depends
what mood I'm in.

So that's it! Pretty much my entire comic book history!
All I can say is I'm really getting into it, and with 4
comics and 2 graphic novels due once a month, I'm reading
at every opportunity I get.


Hey more proof that video games bring people into comics! Sweet!

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chipreece wrote
Hey more proof that video games bring
people into comics! Sweet!


Very true, although I think even if I hadn't played games
I
probably would have gotten into them eventually. The
movies
or boredom (from having all that time I wasn't gaming!)
would have no doubt pushed me that way :P

I'd say it's more just an interest in fantasy stories and
stuff :) But then, I guess it was the Arkham games that
really made me like Batman.

Edit: Just realised how relevant
today's article is
to my post! Pretty much exactly my sentiments on how it
changed my opinion of Batman :)


Edited by LeonBelmontX - 18 January 2012 at 5:14pm

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LeonBelmontX wrote

Edit: Just realised how relevant today's
article
is to my post! Pretty much exactly my sentiments on how it changed my opinion of Batman :)


I love you for reading the blog!


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So how did you start collecting?

I started collecting when I received comics as christmas gifts. I believe that either the Sears or the JCPenney catalog had a box of 50 comics as a gift option. I also started collecting when a comic shop opened close to where I lived, so I took my allowance and bought comics with it.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

My "unofficial" count is 1,456. It is unofficial because I moved from my parents house to another state back in 2003, and I didn't bring my comics with me. I will one day have to take a road trip and get them! This number is also about to jump because I am getting 35 comics with my comic book membership from Cardsone.com, and then I am purchasing a comic package totaling 50 pounds within the next few days.

What do you like to collect?

I am a sucker for the 90's comics, the ones with foil covers, polybagged with a trading card...all of those gimmick comics.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Although I am more of a Marvel fan, I would have to say that the character most found in my collection is Batman.

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So how did you start collecting?
I've been collecting for roughly 35 years. My father
collected the old EC comics (Tales from the Crypt, etc.),
so I inherited the comic-collecting gene from him. When I
bought an early Spider-Man comic, I was hooked and have
been hooked ever since. I actually gave up comics about
10 years ago after being disappointed with the mediocre
stories through the 90s. But when I looked through some
Straczynci issues in Spider-Man, I started up again and
have been collecting more than ever thanks to new writers
such as Bendis, Hickman, Brubaker, and so forth.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Roughly 8500.

What do you like to collect?
I've been a Marvel fan forever, so the vast majority of
what I collect comes from them, Spidey, Hulk, Avengers,
etc., although I have been collecting much more of DC's
stuff lately ever since Identity Crisis and John's work
on Green Lantern.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?

Spider-Man, no doubt, over 1,000 in that stash alone.


Edited by ArteestX - 29 January 2012 at 12:12am

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Punisher79 wrote
I am a sucker for the 90's comics, the ones with foil covers, polybagged with a trading card...all of those gimmick comics.

Woohoo! I'm not alone! haha

Seriously. I'm working on collecting a few older series right now... ones that interest me, aren't really available in TPB form, and are fairly
inexpensive
on a per-issue basis. Namely, I'm snatching up Azrael, Cable, and Deathstroke, getting most issues for around a buck a piece through the StashMyComics
affiliate store.

Not sure why, exactly, but something about those comics appeal to me. Many people I know hate on 90's comics, but I love 'em. They gave me Gambit! :D

@LeonBelmontX: Yay! You read my article! haha


Edited by kennyyeager - 29 January 2012 at 12:50am



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So how did you start collecting?

Some day at school friends talk about the new number that was out, i take a look at there comic and bang it hit me.


How many comics are in collection approximately?

over 1000


What do you like to collect?

I like a lot Wolverine and Gen 13, but at first i look at the art work, it's a primordial thing for me. Even if the story is good if the artwork is not ugly i dont buy it

Which title/character is most found in your
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Wolverine and Gen 13 are my top comic but i have a lot of Vampirella, and Cable







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Hey tazdvl, thanks for joining the site! 

I never took the plunge to buy an Vampirella.  What makes her issues so appealing, aside that she's hot?



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JasonNewcomb wrote
You come to Canada sometimes?

Whoa, I totally missed your post.

Nah, it's too expensive. I was in Canada (Toronto to be
exact) to look over my cousins at the age of 5 and 7 as far
as I recall, so my uncle paid for flight and my stay. Since
they are in their teens, I don't think they need a
babysitter anymore :p. I loved Toronto for it's diversity
and lots of parks.
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So how did you start collecting?

There were comic books in my life from my earliest
memories. Growing up with two older sisters, I remember
them both being big fans of all the ARCHIE titles as well
as all sorts of romance comics. My parents bought me
comics too & lots of 'em as a wee lad, but the first
comic book that I distinctly recall owning was AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN #78. Which my Mom got for me at the local
drugstore when I was 8.
From that day on I was hooked & was seriously into
collecting by the time I was ten. And, it being the early
'70s, I was able to put together complete or near
complete runs of all the most popular Marvel titles
within a few years time ( with plenty of help from my
parents, of course ).
I continued collecting all the way up until I was 18,
when, as I was preparing to go to college I decided to
not only stop collecting, but to sell off my 3500 comics
as well. Which I did in short order, against my parents
wishes, for just a fraction of what they were worth at
the time. Something that I began to regret damned near
immediately afterwards.
Fact is, I was so sick about it that I could barely look
at a comic book for years without being tormented by
feelings of remorse. Seriously.
So much so that in the mid-'90s when I began to collect
all the Topps THE X-FILES comics, I didn't consider it to
even remotely be a return to comic collecting, I just
looked at it as adding to my X-FILES memorabilia
collection.
It wasn't until two years ago in 2010 that I got back
into comic book collecting.
Initially, I had just gone into my LCS to look for the
first issue of Dark Horse's reboot of an old favorite of
mine in CREEPY, which I'd read a story about in FANGORIA
magazine. But, once I got inside the shop, something just
"clicked" & I walked out with a stack of books. At 48
years old, some 30 years removed from the last time I'd
collected, I became a comic book collector again.
And here I am at 50, enjoying the hobby more than I have
at any other time of my life.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

At the moment, I'm just a wee bit shy of 1300.

What do you like to collect?

Too many titles for my budget that's for sure! LOL
But, my focus is predominantly on Spider-man & horror
titles.
ASM, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, AVENGING SPIDER-MAN, 30 DAYS OF
NIGHT, FERALS, DARK SHADOWS, SWAMP THING, BATMAN & a
handful of others are on my pull list.
With my back issues focus being on ASM, ULTIMATE SPIDER-
MAN, CROSSED & WEST COAST AVENGERS.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?

Spider-man.

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Hey gang - very new to the Stash boards, just started adding my comics.

So how did you start collecting?
While I have a large collection, I consider myself much more of a reader of comics, it is just that I keep so damn many of them :)

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Roughly 600+ trades, OGN's and Hardcovers. My single issues would be somewhere around 5,000 I would suspect. These numbers are way down from where they were int he past, I did several purges over the past several years of things I just was never going to read again or lend out.

What do you like to collect?
Plain and simple I just love tracking down great stories, and am always up for suggestions. I tend to stay away from hardcover treatments, just because of the cost involved, but some of my favorite books on my shelves are hardcovers (The Coffin, Punisher Max, etc)

Currently I am still trying to fill in my Gen 13 collection, which many consider a guilty pleasure, but I just have so many fond memories of that series. Not trying to get everything, just some of the holes in the stuff I want.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Punisher and X-Men, although not really a great reflection in the diversity of the type of stuff I read ;) Some of my favorite characters have been members of Gen 13, Blue Beetle, Punisher, Runaways, Jesse Custer, etc.
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Hey everyone.  I'm relatively new to the site and thought it was time to say hi and answer the newbie questions.

So How Did You Start Collecting?
I think my story is pretty standard. I collected as a kid (Late 80s, Early 90s), but stopped as I grew older (although I still have the comics).  Last year, a friend and I attended SDCC where I learned all about "The New 52."  I saw this as a great time to jump back in, and have been collecting since.

How Many Comics Are In Your Collection Approximately?
The site says 554.  This included my graphic novels and such but that is a very small portion of my collection (10%).

What Do You Like To Collect?
I've really been hitting the "New 52" stuff pretty hard and enjoying it.  I really like Aquaman, Catwoman, Justice League, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing.  I've been really trying to jump over to Marvel lately but not much has been sticking with me.  Wolverine & The X-Men is okay along with Ultimate Comics: X-Men.  Also, I just read Saga and look forward to reading more of that.

Which Title/Character is Most Found In Your Collection?
I have a lot of early 90s Superman and X-Men.  But my favorite character these days, by far, is Green Lantern (Hal Jordan).  I am really digging Geoff Johns run and have been working to collect and read the whole thing.

Anyway, I'm glad to be here and look forward to interacting with you guys in the future.


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Anyway, I'm glad to be here and look forward to interacting with you guys in the future.


Great avatar. Dex-Starr rules.


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A big welcome to you dude!!



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Dex-Starr wrote
  I've been really trying to jump over to Marvel lately but not much has been sticking with me.  Wolverine & The X-Men is okay along with Ultimate Comics: X-Men.





I just started picking up Defenders and really liked it. The new Incredible Hulk is worth a shot as well.


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Heey guys just got me a stashmycomics account so a lot of work yet to
be done

So how did you start collecting?
I was about 10 years old ( so almost 12 years ago) i found my father's
comics at my grandparents house and start reading them eventualy
they gave them to me and so my first small collection had started. From
then on i bought comics on a regular base and am still doing so. I still
visit my local comic store every wednesday.


How many comics are in collection approximately?
It's close to a 1000 single issues and 250 hard covers

What do you like to collect?
Mostly Marvel comics except for a few game based comics and image
comics spawn and the Walking Dead.
I collect a lot of comics by artist so it depends. I'm an art student in the
netherlands so that reflexs in my comic collection ass wel as the
influences of comics in my artwork.


Which title/character is most found in your collection?
I'm an huge fan of both deadpool and spider-man i like the humor in it.
So from new mutants 98 to the most recent deadpool can almost all be
found in my collection ass single issues or as HC.
The amazing spider-man is my moet favorite spidey series so i got a lot
of issues from him ass well.

Asside from the spider-man and deadpool comics i collect events such
ass civil war , secret invasion , dark reign , siege , fear itself and most
recently avengers vs x-men.

And also i collect a lot of avengers based comics such as avengers,
new avengers and captain america his own series






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method89 wrote
Heey guys just got me a stashmycomics account so a lot of work yet to be done


Welcome to the site, man!
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reklov77 wrote

method89 wrote
Heey guys just got me a stashmycomics account
so a lot of work yet to
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Welcome to the site, man!



Thanks a lot

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method89 wrote
reklov77 wrote

method89 wrote
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Welcome to the site, man!



Thanks a lot


Yes welcome you'll find a ton of resources here and friendly people.
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MattB wrote

method89 wrote
reklov77 wrote

method89 wrote
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Welcome to the site, man!



Thanks a lot
Yes welcome you'll find a ton of resources here
and friendly people.


I'm sure of that.
And also the stashmycomics site works fine as wel one of the easyest
way to keep track of my comics that i found on the internet.


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Hello my name is Merlins Hairy Wart... or Michael...

I have liked super heroes for a long time movies and shows and toys... but never got hooked on to comics...

I just started cause I have a 13 daughter and she is into super heroes stuff quite a bit and it is something we can fun together with...

She has her own collection as I do mine but we go to the store once a month we hope to change that to twice a month but it all depends on myself since i have some medical issues...

That said it is fun... I am starting to collect a few series... with the new 52 starting I thought it would be a great time to start...

I have started with Nightwing he is one of my favorite characters... Batman cause I found out there will be tie ins with the nightwing series and lets face is Batman pretty badass... Also Started with a Justice league of the new 52 and looking to picking up the flashes new series and going to start Invincible Iron Man and Amazing Spiderman aiming for the volume from 99 to present...
Other than that...video game series of comic books will be another thing I will eye...  Things like Uncharted or Batman Arkham or the Mass effect series...

Other than that... I hope to meet you all on the forum threads... cheers....


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Welcome to the site Mr. Wart!  You win best user name by the way.  What kind of stuff does your daughter enjoy?  You should have a look at the recent interview we did w/ the creator of Princeless.  Great book for young girls!  Go here:

http://www.stashmycomics.com/blog/index.php/2012/04/intervie w-with-2012-eisner-nominee-jeremy-whitley/



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Thanks Chipreece, My daughter is into Young justice and Teen Titans a little bit of Justice league as well as some others.... but mostly teen titans and Young justice. for the comic book collecting but she also like others in movies and animation...

I will pass the link on to her so she can check it out... thanks eh


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What else is she into for TV and movies, books and general interest?
Depending on age and interests I could maybe recommend stuff

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