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Hello, my name is Robby and I am new to the site. I wanted to find a place
where I could catalog my collection, and I think this is it!

Sweet!  Welcome aboard!



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So how did you start
collecting?    My younger
brother and I read comics all the time in the 60's-70's.
One summer our mom threw our collection away as a
punishment for something we'd done (can't remember what,
I'm still in shock I think).


   In the early 90's I tried to
start collecting again, but I was soon turned off by most
of the work being put out by MARVEL. I also didn't like
the way the market was being flooded with million+ print
runs on countless crossovers. It beame boring for me. I
walked away again, but luckily not before buying an X-MEN
#50 from Milehigh comics for  $35. I CGC'd it last year
and it came back a 9.6 OW/W.


   A few years ago the collecting
bug bit me again, but this time I'm more focused on what
I collect.


How many comics are in your collection approximately?      2,645
stashed- another 400 +/- $1 books waiting for me to get
bored enough to bother going through them.

What do you like to collect? My friend was one of the
most well known inkers for DC, MARVEL and DELL/GOLDKEY in
the 70's and I'm currently collecting at least 1 copy
of everything he's ever penciled or inked, having
him sign each one. I also collect Golden Age, Silver Age,
Bronze Age superheroes.


Which title/character is most found in your collection? Spider-man


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Hello everyone.  This looks to be a great group to connect with ppl who share same interests.  Love reading the posts.  Just had a question and was hoping someone could help me out.  I am new to SMC, however, my collection consists of 99% trade and was wondering if there was a way that I could catalogue the trades?  Thanks for your help!
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Trades can sometimes be tricky to list depending on the content. If
they are directly collecting issues from one title then they are often
listed under that title. If they include multiple titles in the trade then it
is most likely listed under it's own title.

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So how did you start collecting?

Around 94/95, I earned a gift voucher for a shop that had a collection of comics stored away in a dusty corner. With nothing else of interest, at least in the vouchers price range, I picked up a handful various titles.


This one immediately stood out to me as it threw out my preconceived superhero stereotypes. After finding a few more Punishers in a different store, a collection was started. Eventually I bought all the issues available in local stores and it was too expensive to travel to different cities to see what they had - not everyone had internet back then and those that did enjoyed the joys of dial up connections.

Fast forward to now and I've decided it's time to fill in the missing story arc pieces and take advantage of broadband.


How many comics are in collection approximately?

170 from back in the day, currently 30 or so more on order.

What do you like to collect?

Mostly Punishers with the odd Daredevil & Spiderman popping up.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

I'll give you one guess

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Not yet, currently concentrating on filling out the 87-95 era stuff. Dead Mans Hand, Suicide Run and a couple of others were storylines I own a couple of the books so filling in the blanks there was my first choice to purchase, though I have read that Garth's stuff was pretty good.
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Hey folks,

I thought I'd fill this out before I start posting in the other areas, so here goes!

So how did you start collecting?

A friend introduced me to Legion of the Superheroes and American
Flagg back in the early 90's.  I took a break from comics for about
8 years (mainly due to lack of money and a bad experience with a
person who was getting my comics for me.).  Now I am back.
I re-started with some of the New 52 from DC.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
2652 and growing.

What do you like to collect?
 I generally tend to get drawn to comics with great art and at least a good story these days.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Legion of the superheroes (although I am not collecting the new series of LOSH)


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Greetings, friends! I'm a new guy around here. I just found out about this great site yesterday and spent a couple hours before work adding some of my comics. I'm not in expert in comics, but feel free to ask me anything!

So how did you start collecting?
My parents bought me comics when I was a toddler (I'm a college kid now). If memory serves me right, it was a modest pile of mostly Spider-man with a few Ghost Rider, RoboCop, and a Legend of Zelda comic arbitrarily thrown in . Anyways, those comics are now long gone but my interest in entertaining stories follow me to this day.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
About 2 longboxes worth and a bunch of trades.

What do you like to collect?
I'm into great artwork (love Mignola's style) and strong writing. Good cover art is also a plus. On top of the typical superhero comics, I enjoy darker stories that deal with supernatural elements.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Many Batman and Superman related stories. This is probably because I grew up on the animated series and still occasionally watch them from time to time!
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Thanks for sharing and we're glad to have you around!

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Red Son wrote
Greetings, friends! I'm a new guy around here. I just found out about this great site yesterday and spent a couple hours before work adding some of my comics. I'm not in expert in comics, but feel free to ask me anything!

So how did you start collecting?
My parents bought me comics when I was a toddler (I'm a college kid now). If memory serves me right, it was a modest pile of mostly Spider-man with a few Ghost Rider, RoboCop, and a Legend of Zelda comic arbitrarily thrown in . Anyways, those comics are now long gone but my interest in entertaining stories follow me to this day.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
About 2 longboxes worth and a bunch of trades.

What do you like to collect?
I'm into great artwork (love Mignola's style) and strong writing. Good cover art is also a plus. On top of the typical superhero comics, I enjoy darker stories that deal with supernatural elements.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Many Batman and Superman related stories. This is probably because I grew up on the animated series and still occasionally watch them from time to time!




Welcome! I can recommend Justice League Dark for a fun read about some Dark subject matter. #9 just came out with Jeff Lemire as writer and semi-new comer Mikel Janin is excellent!
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So how did you start collecting?
I started collecting about 25 years ago. My older brother
had a few comics, like 10-15, and would let me read them
over and over and like any little brother I had to have
some of my own. So I just started asking for one every
time we would go to the grocery store. Eventually I
started getting more serious and would spend every dollar
I had on them.
Around high school I stopped reading/collecting but never
sold any of my books just stored them away. Four long
boxes full.
Here recently I have fallen back in love with Comics and
have started taking my oldest to the local shop and
letting him pick out 4 books a month. 2 pulls (Avengers &
Batman) plus two books that interest him that month.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have input my entire collection on here and it is
around 1000 books

What do you like to collect?
Currently I am reading Detective Comics, Mind Mgmt,
Walking Dead, X-O Manowar, Harbinger, and the new
Watchmen books.
I like collecting 1sts. Currently I am buying the Marvel
Cosmic Characters like Quasar, Enternity, Infinity,
Celestials..etc

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
When I was a kid I loved Spiderman so there is a great
deal of his books in there.
Ask again in six months and I will probably say either
Batman or X-O Manowar


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Welcome dude!  So, I take it you're enjoying X-O? :)  What'd you think about the old stuff if you've read it?

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I was a big Valiant fan. Loved Magnus, Archer & Armstrong,
and X-O. So far I am enjoying the re-re-launch. I picked up
the the first 6 of the Acclaim/Valiant X-O Relaunch and
couldn't make it through the first book. It was bad.
The newest one was very enjoyable and a really good start
to the series. I can't wait to see where the whole Valiant
universe goes. Harbinger was a great start as well.

I am in the process of buying the rest of Vol. 1 of X-O to
begin a complete re-read of it. Hopefully it still holds up
after 15+ years

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So how did you start collecting?

Major newcomer to collecting. I always was a bit of a geek and at one
point it occurred to me, the one geek stereotype I didn't indulge was the
comic book collection.

I always liked the idea of reading/collecting comics and probably knew
more about the more obscure characters than your average joe. So I
thought I'd give reading a few a go. I bought he first few Walking Dead
Trade Paperbacks off amazon. I loved the show and it seemed like a
good as place any to start.

Needless to say I loved them. I ordered the next lot off amazon but just
couldn't wait for the postman to come knocking on my door for my next
"fix". So I ventured into my small city's only comic book store, by no
means brilliant but to me it was a Mecca of new worlds, new heroes
and villains. I browsed for ages and decided to stick with some familiar
faces from different genres, V for Vendetta, Scott Pilgrim and the like.

But since then I've been hooked. And now searching to fill my meager
collection with whatever I can get my hands on.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

As far as actual comics go I have a pitiful 5. #0 - #4 of the Avengers Vs
X-Men series. Which I'm loving by the way and have already put my
order in for many more.

I also currently have 10 Walking Dead TPs, The V For Vendetta TP and
the first 2 Scott Pilgrim books (Not sure if they count).

My weakness for archer characters has came to light though in
Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye HC and Hawkeye: Blindspot TP

So overall that's just about 20 (Pitifull I know)

What do you like to collect?

I'm hoping catch up as fast as possible on the Walking Dead and also
build by Hawkeye collection, as he is rapidly becoming my favourite
character.

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As long as you're buying/collecting what you like and what you want doesn't make your collection pitiful. The only thing that would warrant that description is buying "hype" books that you heartfully couldn't care less about.

I'm not too knowledgeable about good Hawkeye stories but you may want to check out "Avengers: Disassembled" and "House of M" and "New Avengers" (2005, the first series.) They don't exactly revolve around Hawkeye, but he makes up for a good sub-story throughout those stories/issues.

 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

Like I said I'm really trying to bolster my collection so I can get I better
understanding of the characters and story's arcs so I can make better
judgements about what I need to get myself. So I'll definatley check
those out.
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Valdimer wrote

Brutalsleeper:  Welcome!


If you like archer type books, you definitely need to look into Green
Arrow's The Longbow Hunters trade.  Very excellent story, and helped
to reshape him in the '80's!



A quick look at the the description bodes well. That's gone straight on.
The wish list. Cheers.


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So how did you start collecting?

My friend, Leo, got me into comics after he convinced me
to do a comics podcast with him. I always thought comics
just weren't for me, since I didn't care much for
superhero stories, but after I saw all the stories the
industry had to offer, I was hooked. The Walking Dead was
the first title I started reading and I loved it. After I
got caught up, I just wanted more, and so my unending
hunger for great comics remains unsatisfied.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Most of the comics I've read have been borrowed, since
I'm still relatively new to comics. I have about five
first editions, including Chew #1, (sadly, just a
reprint) which I have to say is my favorite.

What do you like to collect?

I find myself more drawn to first editions of indie
comics, usually because most people I know haven't read
them yet and I love to share a great story.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?


Since I don't actually have many comics... YET... I'll
just share my favorite titles. I love me some Chew. It's
probably my favorite series so far. The Walking Dead,
Sweet Tooth, and Invincible are all favorites as well.


Edited by ThatRedheadDude - 27 June 2012 at 10:38pm



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Of those I have read invincible, which was awesome!! You should try
the new title from Boom called Extermination!

Anyhow, glad to see you here, hope you enjoy the site!

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Very cool, ThatRedheadDude! I'm a big fan of Chew myself. I swear, it's one of the funniest and entertaining series I've ever read.
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So how did you start collecting?
Right around 13 or so I think, I remember picking up an Iron Man because I loved the cover. Been fan of him ever since. Then just grabbed other covers that interested me, Green Lantern and Daredevil being a couple other early faves. Still have those to this day.


How many comics are in collection approximately?
Probably around 300-400, the majority boxed and organized.


What do you like to collect?

I seem to lean more to Marvel, but recently I've stepped out a little, picking up different lines here and there. I'm more character driven, so if an arc features someone I like, I'll give it a shot. Though I've gotten on a TPB kick of late, picking up storylines and titles I either had never been aware of or look interesting.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Defintely Iron Man, but a recent fave is Nova and I'm becoming a HUGE Deathstroke fan, picking up his early run and other titles featuring him.


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Of those I have read invincible, which was awesome!! You should try
the new title from Boom called Extermination!

Anyhow, glad to see you here, hope you enjoy the site!

 

Oops, somehow I read Invincible as Irredeemable!  Haha, oh well...

Thanks for sharing twoguns!



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chipreece wrote

chipreece wrote
Of those I have read
invincible, which was awesome!! You should try the new
title from Boom called Extermination! Anyhow, glad to see
you here, hope you enjoy the site!


 


Oops, somehow I read Invincible as Irredeemable!  Haha,
oh well...


Thanks for sharing twoguns!


I've totally read Irredeemable as well. It's pretty great.
Don't know why I forgot to put it with my other favorites.

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How did I start collecting?

Walked into my first comic shop at 15 and was hooked, not a big fan of
Marvel and DC, what really stood out for me was the artwork Image was
putting out..mainly Marc Silvestri and Michael Turner, from then on I
was hooked!

How many comics in my stash?

692

What do I collect?

Mostly Image/TopCow, very few Marvel titles but recently got on
the "New 52" bandwagon.

What is the most common title/character in my collection?

The Darkness, I almost have all 3 volumes complete, was hoping some
members might be able to help me complete what I'm looking for, but
so far no luck!
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Hello everyone,

Guess I'm the latest newbie to grace these pages.

So how did you start collecting?
There's a comic store next to the movie theater we like to visit. Sometimes we browse before going in to the movies. A couple of months ago
my son and I bought a few books and my meager collection was born.

I had read comics off and on growing up and I've bought a few graphic novels through the years, but I hadn't collected comics until now.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
74... I think I'm ready for another box.

What do you like to collect?
For now I'm collecting on back issues of the books I'm reading every month... some of the new 52 titles, Captain America, and Iron Man.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
probably Batman...

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Welcome lcg8080!
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Brutalsleeper wrote
Valdimer wrote

Brutalsleeper:  Welcome!


If you like archer type books, you definitely need to look into Green
Arrow's The Longbow Hunters trade.  Very excellent story, and helped
to reshape him in the '80's!



A quick look at the the description bodes well. That's gone straight on.
The wish list. Cheers.


Great Arrow story from the more current stuff I would suggest would be the "Into the Woods" arc from brightest day adds a great twist to the
character and also introduces some other characters that may interest you.

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Hi all! Just found SMC after looking for a site to, well, stash my comics. Love the site, it's very well done and easy to navigate. So, here's the my answers to le questions:

So how did you start collecting?
Got my first comic book when I was 7 or so (Uncanny X-Men 320 which I still have). First started collecting 10-11 years ago when i was about 13. Mainly collected Peter Parker and Amazing
Spider-Man. Collected for 4 years, then stopped for about 6-7 years. Just started reading/collecting again in March after moving to Dallas and finding some great comic shops. Went to Dallas
Comic Con not long after that and been collecting again since then (even met Stan Lee and had him sign a comic!)

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have about 330 comics so far, with about 12-15 TPB (which I just started reading as well).

What do you like to collect?
I love Amazing Spider-Man and just recently began collecting all sorts of Batmans. Like collecting #1s of anything as well finding random, funny, goofy comics. Also just recently got into reading
Preacher, which is amazing! I really enjoy great covers of any series as well. Recently started collecting Before Watchmen and AvX.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Spider-Man is what you will mostly find. Most of these are from 2001-2004.


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Love the site, and have recommended it to many, including my local comic book shop owners.

So how did you start collecting?

I started collecting comics in the 80's as a kid, and then sold them all off in the 90's to help finance college (not much, but bought books
for a few semesters). I've always regretted selling them off. I had some wonderful titles, and some key books. Have to say Kick-Ass, and then
the re-launch of DC 52 a while after that got me back into comics. Now I've collected just over 700 books, TPB, etc in just over a years time.
And I'm loving reading m weekly comics. I've thought about going back and re-collecting some of my old favorites, but I'm really having a lot
of fun with what I'm reading each week.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Currently just over 700.

What do you like to collect?

Love Batman. Always have and always will. Currently really enjoying the Incredible Hulk, Saga, Thief of Thieves, Walking Dead, Ultimate Comics:
Spider-Man, Spider-Men,

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Batman, and The Walking Dead.

Keep up the great work you do on the site.
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