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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, mbcomer!

 

What are your thoughts on the Valiant relaunch?  Did you like the new X-O and Harbinger stuff? 



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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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I'm doing that with most of my old Valiant titles.  I can honestly say that the main titles, X-O, Archer and Armstrong, Bloodshot, Shadowman and Turok still hold true to good stories years later. 

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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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Welcome Audino!

Hope you stick around!

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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!



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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.


Edited by Brutalsleeper - 12 June 2012 at 2:18pm

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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
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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
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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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So how did you start collecting?
When I was eleven or twelve I would stop at the 7/11 on my way to school and spend my lunch money on Daredevil comics and the magazine sized Conans (which I was way to young to buy
but the guy behind the counter didn't seem to care. Even sold me Heavy Metal Magazines occasionally).

How many comics are in collection approximately?
1698 and growing weekly. It appears a lot of locals have been selling their collections to LCS or resale shops so I'm having a field day.

What do you like to collect?
I collect everything but I'm really enjoying the small press or independents. Marvel and started seriously on DC after the 52 release. Now I'm filling back stock of JLA/JSA.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Daredevil. He is the battered step child of Marvel. I love his never quit tenacity and it inspired me when I was young and going through a mess of things (Divorce, bad/abusive
step-dads, school bullies, etc...). No matter how bad things got he always pulled through and didn't sell himself out.


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That's what comics are all about, Panamon. Your ability to relate to the characters you enjoy so much, and their morals and concepts help you through tough times in your history. I can honestly say that I relate to you in that aspect. It wasn't so much a specific character as it was a storyline that helped me to heal when my brother passed away.

Glad to have you aboard and hope to see more posts from you!

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Awesome story panamon.

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