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So how did you start collecting?
I inherited a small collection that my Father had of Charlton and Gold Key, Archie, etc. I started collecting because every time my parents went into town, I got to buy a comic. I usually chose Spider-man, but sometimes I chose a Batman or Scrooge McDuck (Carl Barks). I still have them all, but they're in pretty bad condition from having been read so many times. I subscribed to Spider-man for awhile, but quite because the subscription service was terrible and I disliked the new artist. Then I thought I quit collecting for awhile. It may have felt that way, but it turned out I quit collecting major publishers and started looking for independents (like Jeff Smith's Bone, etc.). Eventually I drifted back to mainstream, mostly DC. I had a respectable collection, but got tired of keeping up with issues and switched to trades for series like Walking Dead, Fables and so on.

Two things happened in the past few years: One, my Uncle passed away and left me his collection, which was much bigger than mine. Actually, I had to go rescue it before the executor sold it off. It was also why I found Stash My Comics, so I could figure out what to sell and what to keep and get everything organized. It's been a labor of love. Two, the DC reboot, which I've really enjoyed and it brought me back into my local comic stores once again.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have two boxes of "to sell" items, but according to the SMC numbers I have 13528.

What do you like to collect?
I'm still collecting Walking Dead in trades, and Hack/Slash in trades, but I've been collecting a few of the New 52 titles and other occasional items such as BPRD mini's and Revival.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Spider-man, Batman, X-men (I think).

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How did you start collecting?

I was around 5 or so. When I started reading comic books. It started with X-men and Archie. I mostly got trades but still got some regular comic books. Around 15 I was encouraged to "grow up" and I
put all my comic in the attic. (Thank God I didn't destroy or sell them.)
About 3 1/2 years ago I saw that their was a local comic shop close to my house. I walked in and started talking with the employees and owner (awesome people at Titan Comics in Dallas Texas). I
realized I still loved and missed collecting and got back into it. The people at Titan were awesome and very supportive of me.

Comic in my collection?

Somewhere between 3000-4000.

What do you like to collect?

X-titles, and I've been getting more and more into image and other series outside the giant DC / Marvel universe.

What title / character is found most in your collection?

Deadpool, Generation Next and a whole lot of lantern stuff.

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TBAC and TallRichard: Welcome to SMC! We're glad to have you here. When you both get a chance, be sure to check out our podcast and our blog. Lots of good stuff there!

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So how did you start collecting?
Started collecting when my dad bought me 4 comics Spider-man, Iron Man, and Batman. I flunked the 2nd grade because my family was bilingual and my reading and writing skills didn't measure up. My old man made me read the books then tell him what they were about. It helped and I've been collecting every since.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Well I never really counted them. I am using stashmycomics.com to record them. I started last week about halfway through my collection and I'm just over 3000.
What do you like to collect?
I like to collect a little of everything I read it on the shelf if it sounds interested or one of my favorite characters I may just by it and not buy for awhile. Does have a tendency to leave holes in my collection.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
not sure only up to 3000 that's 6 boxes I have about six more. I will update later.
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Wow. What a cool idea for helping you with school!

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joaquinmojado wrote
So how did you start collecting?
Started collecting when my dad bought me 4 comics Spider-man, Iron Man, and Batman. I flunked the 2nd grade because my family was bilingual and my reading and writing skills didn't measure up. My old man made me read the books then tell him what they were about. It helped and I've been collecting every since.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Well I never really counted them. I am using stashmycomics.com to record them. I started last week about halfway through my collection and I'm just over 3000.
What do you like to collect?
I like to collect a little of everything I read it on the shelf if it sounds interested or one of my favorite characters I may just by it and not buy for awhile. Does have a tendency to leave holes in my collection.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
not sure only up to 3000 that's 6 boxes I have about six more. I will update later.


That is awesome! I may use that!

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So how did you start collecting?
Back in the late 80's a big thing was Nintendo Power gamer events, where you could go and compete against other game players to become regional champions. I mention this because I went to a regional event after practicing for months and lost in the daily final. I of course was dejected and crushed, so as a treat my Mom took me to a comic book shop that was near the convention center for the very first time (I was in 5th grade). I had seen comics on newsstands and was previously interested. I picked up a couple of copies of Marvel Comics Presents that had awesome Wolverine covers, and I've been a comic book fan ever since.

How many comics are in your collection approximately?
I'm creeping up on 5,000

What do you like to collect?
X-titles, Batman titles, bronze and silver age Keys. Now as an adult I collect more rare and old collectible comics.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
X-Men related, Wolverine related, Batman related make up some of the biggest chunks. With a fairly large and broad collection though I really run through the whole comic spectrum pretty well. Marvel, DC, Image, Valiant, tons of Indie books.
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Jonervin, awesome origin story! What was the game you competed with?

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It was a set rotation that all competitors had to use. If I remember correctly it was specific levels of Rad Racer, Super Mario Bros., Bad Dudes, and one other that is eluding me I think. You had to progress through all the specific levels as fast as you could. Whoever finished first in each round was the winner and progressed on. I remember being obsessed with those 4 games for several months before the convention. I was crushed when I lost.
Who knows though, looking back now if I hadn't lost and been so upset my mom may never have taken me to the comic shop and my 25 year love affair with the hobby may never have happened.
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I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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My name is Tim, and I have been on here for only a short while and I am honestly loving every bit of it. I am an Admin for a Video Game Site and a Full time employee at Harrahs Cherokee Casino.


So how did you start collecting?
My cousin got me hooked on Lady Death and Alien vs Predator when I was Six.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Used to be over 2000, I made a bad call to sell them for a few hundred bucks to pay bills now im getting my collection back up.

What do you like to collect?
Wolverine, X-men, Spider-man, Superman

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Superman/Supergirl
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Awesome! Welcome to the site, and thanks for the positive feedback. How's the tips at Harrahs?

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So how did you start collecting?
- Well, to be honest, I never collected comics before. I was yard sale-ing and came across a bin of comics. I figured there may be some good ones in the pile and offered a deal. Now I
am just researching ways to catalogue them and find their worth. I started on a different site but after I got to 50 comics, it wanted me to pay for a subscription. I'm hoping that this
site proves better.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
- About 250

What do you like to collect?
- Nothing specific

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
- Mostly spiderman, she-hulk and punisher

So anything that you guys can do to help me, great. :D
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Well, you're at the right place! Everything here is FREE with unlimited cataloguing! Enjoy!

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Hi, I'm new here; obviously. So hi all! Not sure how often I'll post or be active on the forums to be honest.

I started collecting on and off, about 13 years ago. Very casually but I'm starting to take my collecting a bit more serious now, which is a bit of a kick in the teeth considering the amount of stuff I've missed out on now!

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I've probably got about 150 comics in my collection, I did have the first 40 issues of TWD for the start, but the ex took them when we broke up. Gutted.

What do you like to collect?
Nothing specific really, there's certain things I like are BM, GL, X-Men to name a few things.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Probably X-men.

Also, I have an issue, I have some 90s X-men stuff but can't actually find it in the search function, where abouts in the forum do I post about that?

Thanks, and hi again!

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Did you try looking by UPC? That helps me when I can't find something.
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Panamon wrote
Did you try looking by UPC? That helps me when I can't find something.


UPC?

I managed to find what I was looking for anyway!

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Yes, the UPC code by the bar code. It's usually below the barcode, or the ISBN number. Which ever your comic has.

I've never had to explain that before. UPC Code


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Ahhh, I've never heard it called UPC code before, always knew that as the ISBN number!

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Single comics are catalogued as UPC. Books, HC, Tps, etc are catalogued as ISBN.

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So how did you start collecting?
When I was around 10 or 11, I was really into Sonic the Hedgehog, and Archie Comics had a Sonic comic. I subscribed to it for a year or so, then stopped. Then quite a few years later the New Amazing Spider-man movie came out and I went to see it with my grandmother I decided I should try some other comics beside "SONIC" So that's pretty much how I started collecting comics

How many comics are in collection approximately?
372, Soon to increase tomorrow (LCS is having a huge sale tomorrow I've been saving for it for months)

What do you like to collect?
Hulk, Spider-man, Deadpool, Batman


Which title/character is most found in your collection?
The Incredible hulk! I'm just a sucker for the Jolly Green Giant <3
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So how did you start collecting?
I was about 4 years old when I got my first Read and Listen comic and record. It was Batman Stacked cards by Neal Adams. I had a few comics
here and there until 1982 when G.I.Joe hit. It started me collecting on a regular basis. I had 20 long boxes of books and then went through
tough times. I sold some, had a fire, store some in a leaky shed. I managed to save about 2 of my boxes and swore off comics. Then one night
I was waiting on a friend to go out and he had preacher sitting on his table so I read it while waiting. I was right back into collecting.
When preacher ended I followed up with Daredevil and have been collecting ever since.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I had about 5000 at the height of my collecting. But after everything happened I had to start over. I am at about 2000 right now but 1000 are
crap that I want to unload so I can focus on completing the titles I collect.

What do you like to collect?
My collection consist of Daredevil, G.I.Joe, and Wonder Woman Vol.2. The rest are getting sold off so I can collect my silver age DD's.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
If you haven't figured it out by now it's Daredevil. I have from 158 (first Frank Miller) to Vol.3 in a row missing about 30 books from
vol.1. I will have those 30 by the end of the year and then I move on to collecting 1-157 from Vol.1. DD is my passion when it comes to
comics.

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So how did you start collecting?
Started collecting when I was in 5th grade (1988)...long time ago. Heavy collector up until college. Didn't have the resources to continue
collecting and got away from it for far too long. Started picking up some books at a local comic store a couple months ago. Still feeling my way
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what to read. There are so many more options now than I remember.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Probably 1500~2000. I have 9 long boxes stored in my office.

What do you like to collect?
Mostly Marvel. Silver Surfer was/is my favorite followed by the New Mutants, X-Men, Spider-man and the Avengers.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Silver Surfer and X-Men
Although it doesn't show in my "stash" yet because I've only had time to catalog two of my boxes.
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JasonNewcomb wrote


I figured it would be good to share our stories about collecting, especially for new folks to the forums, it would be a nice way to introduce your self.<span style="font-weight: bold;">So how did you start collecting?
I started when I bought my daughter some books from the month she was born.
</span><span style="font-weight: bold;">How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have approximately 50-60
</span><span style="font-weight: bold;">What do you like to collect?
I have mostly Batman and Walking Dead
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Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Batman</span>


I came to this site when I was looking for a way to inventory my books.
I was wondering if there is an app or another way I could view my list on my smart phone.
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There is a "mobile" tab on the toolbar above, that helps, but I believe an app version is in the works!

Welcome to the site rmiley and deepdown!

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I have a few other questions.

Is there a bar code scanner that is compatible with the site?
Batch add function?

Will these be available on the app?
It would be nice to scan from my android to check my stash, or to add.
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any barcode scanner that can read a upc is compatible with the site, even something as cheap as a cuecat will work.
there is a quick stash feature in My Stash which lets you stash using the upc very quickly.

last checked non of the phone barcode scanners were able to scan a double upc barcode which is used in comics, so can't use the phone as a
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So how did you start collecting?
By stealing issues out of my uncles comic drawer as a kid. Later, by stopping by 7-11 on my way home from school. I didn't know LCS even existed until I was in my 20's. :-/

How many comics are in collection approximately?
850

What do you like to collect?
I'm less inclined to specific titles (though Adventure Time is ringing my bell) and tend to follow artists: My number 1: Sergio Aragones,followed by Scott Shaw, Scottie Young, David Petersen, Katie Cook, Ditko, Romita, Kirby, John Romita, Walt Simonson...) and writers. Though historically, I was a Spider-
man, G.I. Joe fan.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Groo followed by Spidey
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Nice to see a nice mix of modern and classic artists in your list.

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