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So how did you start collecting?

Comic books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My great-grandfather had a red "bucket" (probably actually a trash can) filled with Dell, Charlton, Gold Key & Classics Illustrated comics and as a child I read them over and over.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Among the many things that attracted me to this site is that it will count them for me as I "stash" them. I have only just gotten started and my total is already at 2692 (although I just purchased another 160 at a convention on Sunday). I would love to be able to answer this question, although I fear it may be some time until I can catch up to myself!

What do you like to collect?

Comic books. I love them all! I tend to be a completist and enjoy the hunt to piece together a complete run of comics that I enjoy. I'm also always on the lookout to replace comics from my childhood that are no longer with me. I love the feeling of joy in rediscovering a "lost treasure."

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Batman is my favorite with The Avengers a close second.
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Holy Smack Batman!!!

I almost have all of my stash entered and this is where I stand.
14,103 comics
value ??? I am not a grader by any sort so I only have listed in top condition.

I know I have a lot of comics not listed on the site, including many numerous special signed or sketch comics.

Here is to collecting!!! By the way I am looking to sell all of my collection soon.
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So how did you start collecting?
I started a little over a year ago and have collected off and on for past year or so. I read a little when I was younger but now I all grown up and decieded to start a new hobby so I got back into comics.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Have no idea I would say around 50-75 I have had to quit for many reasons finacial, personal and so forth. But I hoping to get back full speed now.

What do you like to collect?
Right now I am staying caught up with only 1 comic and that has been X-O manowar i just love that book. I am switching from going to LCS 30 miles away where they kept messing up my pull list to going to dcbs. I plan to follow Unity once it starts, Manowar, Batman, Scarlet Spider and Green Arrow. I am going to look at some others but those are for sure I have enjoyed all them so far.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Would have to say Manowar I think I have ever issue but 4 or 5 and hope one day to get all those also.
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So how did you start collecting?
Heard a podcast with a writer from Deadpool... It got me interested now I'm a very large fan of his :)

How many comics are in collection approximately?
15

What do you like to collect?
Just Deadpool

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Deadpool


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So how did you start collecting?

Watching the X-Men, Batman, and Spider-Man cartoons from the early 90's with friends. One of those friends then got me into collecting.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

About 8000. Less than what my public stash says because I've been filtering a bunch of them out lately. Getting rid of doubles and the stuff I didn't want (but took
anyways) when I would buy other people's collections.

What do you like to collect?

Mostly X-Men and Batman titles out of habit after 20 years of collecting. Outside of those I collect mostly Marvel stuff. I'll still collect a title if I'm enjoying the
story and the art isn't something I care for but not the other way around.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Wolverine. Colossus is actually my all time favorite character though.
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So how did you start collecting?

I had seen some Spider-Man cartoons (90s and Amazing Friends), so I already had a love of superheroes when I was a kid. My grandparents got me a couple Spider-Man comics back when the first Spidey movie came out (Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus 1-3 and a Marvel Tales with Dazzler). I really liked them and my grandparents got me a couple dozen more (mostly back issues). I stopped reading them from the end of elementary school till sophomore year in high school, not really sure why. Then one day in January of 2010, my grandparents gave me a couple TPBs of Spider-Man. All of a sudden my love for comics was restarted, and this time with a bang. There's a small comic store in my town, but I had never been there. I went the next month, and ended up going back again, and again, and again. I was hooked. Eventually I started ordering some current series, and by 2011 I was getting about 5, and by 2012 it was close to a dozen, which it still is (It's hard trying to limit myself to only so many, but I'm always tight for money). My grandparents continue to help me hunt down older comics, and sometimes a new issue that I miss.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Roughly 1,000. Almost 800 on here as of right now.

What do you like to collect?

I get almost anything and everything Spider-Man. My goal is to one day own all of Amazing, Spectacular (have #1), Web of (have #1), and Spider-Man (have #1), although I doubt I'll be able to ever get the early Amazings. I'm also kinda big on some X-Men, but it's mostly just Marvel in general. Probably at least 90% of my comics are Marvels. I've been getting a little interested in some other companies too, lately.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Spider-Man easily, it's close to about half of them. Close to 200 of Amazing.


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So how did you start collecting?

When I was a wee lad around 8-10 years old I went into my local 7-11 and started purchasing comics from the newsstand regularly with my allowance. I have been collecting with varying degrees of frequency ever since and I've never grown up enough to give them up.

How many comics are in your collection approximately?

Probably a little under 10,000. I have boxes and boxes. They are back home under the stewardship of my mom and brother because they were just too much of a burden to make a 1500 mile move with. Part of the reason I'm on here is to get that exact number! Tragically, I lost a couple longboxes when my dad didn't pay a storage unit's bill. :(

What do you like to collect?

My first love was Spider-Man and that remains to this day. I have a goal of one day having a complete collection of Amazing Spider-Man, first volume. My collection definitely is weighted towards Marvel but in later years that evened out more with DC's offerings. I know have at least a sampling (storyline or two) of many of the major heroes in both universes that have maintained an ongoing series for several decades. Lots if Image in those teenage years as well. I remember the excitement around the beginning of Image and have a lot of the beginnings of those first series. In even later years, right after high school, I started getting more into the mature offerings of the Big Two, such as Vertigo. Also, Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, etc. More independent type stuff. I've never given up on superheroes though!

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Definitely you friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
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So how did you start collecting?

I found one of my dad's comics that was being thrown out. Decided to save it and the collection grew from there.

How many comics are in your collection approximately?

About 500

What do you like to collect?

Mostly Marvel and recently Image stuff. occasionally branch out and pick up some DC, Valiant and IDW Stuff

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

I think it's either Avengers or Fantastic Four stuff
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I should have read the forums better to start so I moved this here.
Just wanted to say HI.

I just found this site and really like the ability to list all my comics. I tired to do this back in the 90's and was just to cumbersome.
Thanks for making it easy. Just going to take me a bit of time to get all my books listed.

I don't really collect anymore but since going thru the books listing its making really want to sit a read some and then see if anything new out there is good to read.



So how did you start collecting?
A friend of mine showed me some comics and at the time I was all into Star Wars and the old Marvel Star Wars got me hooked. I guess it was around 1978.
How many comics are in your collection approximately?
I am thinking around 10,000 and just started listing them on here. I am sure I will find out soon.
What do you like to collect?
At first it was Star Wars and then it grew to a ton of Marvel titles. Xmen Fantastic Four Spiderman and ROM.
Which title/character is most found in your collection?
All the X titles
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So how did you start collecting?

i started reading the beano when i was young. when i was about 15 a friend sold me a copy of aliens vs predator part 3
and it left me with 2 questions what happened before and whats next. i went to my local comic shop and found the death of
superman and that was it i was hooked.

How many comics are in your collection approximately?

around 3000

What do you like to collect?

when i first started it was mostly Dc comics and then i moved more towards marvel. now its anything i like the look of.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

It would have to be x-men but my favorite is wolverine
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So how did you start collecting?
I was going on a long bus trip and I saw 2000AD on the shelf in the local shop, so I picked it up and i've been hooked on comic books ever since.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Around 100 at the moment.


What do you like to collect?

2000AD and anything that tickles my fancy.


Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Judge Dredd, Harry Absalom, Deadpool and Frankenstein (From the Agents of S.H.A.D.E)

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So how did you start collecting?
My mom bought me a Robotech comic at the supermarket back in the early 80s. Started from there.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
A couple thousand probably.

What do you like to collect?
Mostly Marvel stuff.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
I was really into the X-Men and all there variants in the 90s, so I probably have the most of those.
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So how did you start collecting?
I was big into video games as a kid, and that sort of worked as a bridge into comics. I started collecting Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog in the late 90s and when I got into High School in the early 2000s, I began collecting X-men. After buying Marvel books for a few years I took a break from collecting and then a few years ago and began buying again with a mix of Marvel and DC, but eventually dropped my Marvel titles and began buying exclusively DC until about a year and a half ago when my local comic shop closed. I've recently wanted to start buying comics again and am looking to start picking up books somewhere again.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
According to SMC, I have 385 books.

What do you like to collect?
Mostly cape and cowl stuff, occasionally I'll grab other books if something piques my interest.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
X-men is what I have the most of from Marvel and Booster Gold is what I have the most of from DC.
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My name's Anthony, and I'm an addict.
Kidding.
I only have about 150 comics. Almost all of them are listed in my stash. One day when I was in elementary school, I was at a flea market, and I saw a few
comics for 50 cents a piece. I picked them up for fun. Then I decided to pick them up as I came across them. I didn't really start looking for them until
high school. About once a year, I drop a few dollars on a website so I can pick up some comics I know that I want.
I really enjoy villain comics (i.e. Venom, Carnage, and The Joker). I, of course, love the comics books they based off of my life, Superman. He and
Batman have been favorites since I was really really young. I was Batman for Halloween when I was like five. I love the Beowulf and Green Beret comics
too. Oh and Red Mask. Nothing like a cowboy hero.
Anyway, I would love to grow my collection some more, and now that I am in the world on my own and making a little extra cash, I plan on doing so. If
anybody knows of any great deals, let me know.
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Hi! Ivo here!

30, separated, father of a 3 year old, Portuguese, zigzagging the thin line between freelance translation services and non-funded unemployment,
lifelong consumer of geek miscellanea, avid collector of comics / music albums / RPG books / videogames / fantasy & sci-fi novels / DVD movies, of
Chaotic Neutral tendencies, scourge of the stereotypical humourless nerd. Not necessarily in that order.

I found this site randomly but it is the best yet for keeping an online comic list. Great job - Clap clap clap!
I'm hoping to use My Stash to trade some of my many unwanted comics for comics I do want, which is pretty expensive in Portugal because there
aren't any nationally published comics anymore. There were hundreds of regular titles in the 80's and 90's, now there's only Disney. So I have to buy
in bulk, to make shipping costs worth it, and often end up with plenty of stuff I don't need.

Although I really enjoy Marvel / DC standard fare, I am wise enough not to chase that dragon... errrr.... by which I mean collect them. The stuff I look
out for is short series and one-shots, anything above the dozen issues or so I prefer in TPB anyway. I also enjoy eurocomics, not all but most. As for
genres, fantasy and sci-fi are personal faves, but I digest very well the occasional dark cynic hero or a certain comedic weirdness. The purely graphical
is not my cuppa, though. I have bought a several hundred strong Image comics collection, only to find out that I plain don't like their derivative thin
plots where eye-candy and fan-service seems to be the single motivation to keep turning pages.

....so that's who. Anyone interested in trading, especially around Europe, hit me up. Cheers!
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So how did you start collecting?
a friend turned me on to them about 23 years ago, I collected what ever jumped out at me in the flea market bins i could aford. lost my short box collection a year
later(TEENAGE CRAP) and gave up on trying to start over until about 3 weeks ago.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
315

What do you like to collect?
I wanted to get back on board when the new 52 started but that didn't happen. So that's kinda what I'm doing now. trying to catch up on all those back issues.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Superman
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So how did you start collecting?

I just looked up Marvel's website at random and saw they were starting a new series, Indestructible Hulk, and being a huge Hulk fan I decided I wanted to get it from the start and have every issue. I've been into comics but never collected until then.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

almost 400

What do you like to collect?

Mostly Marvel right now. Most genres except westerns.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

It's an even mix of different characters. I have my favorites but I like to keep my pull list diversified.
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So how did you start collecting?
Less than six months ago, I decided that I needed a hobby to preoccupy myself while trying to deal with my depression and since I have always loved comic books, I decided that nothing would be better than to start collecting. I owned a bunch of comic before but have lost most of them or whatnot since it wasn't proper comic collecting. So... what's better than getting into something I have always loved?

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I wouldn't normally include TPBs or manga but SMC has me listed at 504, though that does not include a bunch of duplicates (Post Crisis Supes) that I would love to sell or trade.... someday.

What do you like to collect?
I decided that the major character/project I would focus was Superman (anything I could get my hands on.) However, I just love finding comics that I think are a little weird or something that strikes my fancy in some way. I'm looking towards someday starting to collect Green Lantern, Power of Shazam, Man-Thing and a few other specific characters/titles.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Superman (244- TPBs included/more if counting duplicates)

Current Pull-List
-Tomb Raider (pre-order subscription cuz I loved that game!)
-Teen Titans Go!
-Superior Foes of Spider-Man (added when LCS sold out #7 before I could get it- still need to order it)
-Krampus!
-Hawkeye
-Trillium
-Saga
-The Royals: Masters of War

Future additions or possible additions:
-Starlight (looks intriguing)
-Ms. Marvel (picked up first issue and anxious to see how it goes...)


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So how did you start collecting?

I've been away from comics for quite some time. Years, actually. I've just recently moved to a new city and have no friends. I work night shift, so my family (wife and 2 kids) is usually asleep when I'm at home. I found a
really cool comic shop down the street and decided I'd start collecting again. So far, I'm having a blast getting back into things and rediscovering some of my favorite characters. I've got a lot of catching up to do, but I
think I'll be in it for the long haul this time. I'm really having too much fun.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Well, not many. A handful of new releases and a few TPBs. Like I said, I'm starting over from scratch, but I'll get there. In my younger days, I had several hundreds. I'll just have to build it back up--bigger, faster,
stronger!

What do you like to collect?

Anything that interests me. I really dig the Punisher and Wolverine. They've always been my favorites. I also like Spawn, PITT, Batman, Superman, Dr. Doom, Joker, Iron Man. It's really just a matter of how I'm feeling
when I go to the shop.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Right now, Wolverine.
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So how did you start collecting?

Being an 80's child I grew up with the 90's Marvel and DC cartoons. When I was a teenager a friend and I would frequent a local flea market each week. There was one comic book seller there and we became pretty good friends with. I actually started with Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Milk & Cheese, and Sandman. I purchase a large run of 70s Spectacular Spider-Man and Defenders from him for a really good price. Since then I have mostly been collecting bronze / silver age superhero.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Just over 2200 the last time I counted

What do you like to collect?

Silver / Bronze superhero

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Doctor Strange by far
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Hello Morinphen , Welcome , fellow Doctor Strange collector , I also enjoyed reading Strange , Got Volume 1 1 to 81 annual .Volume 2 1 to 90 annuals 2 3 4 plus a few variants
and ashcan edition . Still need 72 b 50 newsstand and 75 direct non foil . classics 1 to 4 All the one shots and the marvel knight stuff flight of bones and strange . Picked up a
few defenders issues recently . Always wanted to do that set but running out of room now . Taking a bunch of Savage Sword doubles to a friend might trade for some
defenders volume 1 or Marc Spector moon knight . Just past 5000 with my last purchase now at 5216 books . P S welcome back dru-manic .
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Thank John.

I have been working on my Strange Tales run lately, 110 has gone through the roof since I last looked it up. I have Vol. 1 168-183 complete. Am missing about 10 from Vol 2 and a few from Vol. 3.

Do you have any of the Marvel Premiere 3-14? These works are fantastic and predate the 70s run.

I also have a near complete run of Defenders as well, stories were all great.
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You are welcome . I do have the marvel premiere series also looking at doing strange tales vol 1 and the rest . Find a few here and there .
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Hello! This is my first day on the forums. I recently created an account and just found time today to get started.

So how did you start collecting?
I just recently started collecting. I have been a fan of comics for a really long time and would randomly buy issues as a kid. Every now and then I would pick         &n bsp;  
up random books that I found at flee markets or drug stores. One of my first "collected" books is a very poor condition of Secret Wars #8 that I purchased
when I was 12. I (am slightly embarrassed to admit this) got back into comics with the New 52. I've always been a Marvel fan, but never knew a good jumping
on point. It seemed like a good start. And here I am now.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Roughly 600-625

What do you like to collect?
I purchase current runs of several Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse.
I also like to search for and have a small wish list of first appearances of my personal favorites. I recently found issues of Batman #386-387, the introduction
of Black Mask.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
   A lot of Batman.
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So how did you start collecting?

I had always wanted to read comics but jumping in at issue #362 seemed dumb. I would never know what was going on. Then my brother told me that DC and Marvel were both doing huge reboots of the whole
universe, so I figured it was the perfect time to jump in.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I just crossed 250

What do you like to collect?
DC stuff that is out of continuity (Batman '66 etc)
Marvel mostly stuff hovering around SHEILD, The Avengers, and the X-Men, but I have been branching out.
Random weird stuff from bargain bins.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Ironman and Deadpool
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HOW DID YOU START COLLECTING?

I was mainly into sportscards and i recently started to get into comics. So i had a chance to purchase a big collection so i did.

HOW MANY COMICS ARE IN COLLECTION APPROXIMATELY?

Well like stated above i started buy buying a collection so i have 162 long boxes

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO COLLECT?

After taking some time going through some stuff i like the silver age super hero the best as of now

WHICH CARACTER/TITLE IS MOST FOUND IN YOUR COLLECTION?

Well as of now i have alot of everybody, thats another reason i joined here. This seems like a good sight to sort and keep inventory of what i have.

My name is Mike and im from Louisiana and look forward to dealing with some of you.
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So how did you start collecting?
My dad got me my 1st comic book in 1981. I collected for years until my brother stole my collection and sold them to buy beer.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
A little over 600 right now. I got the fever again so it will rise fast.

What do you like to collect?
Everything, I love comics and enjoy reading them. I prefer Marvel though.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Punisher, hes my fav.
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So how did you start collecting?
I kind of got hooked on comics and superheros after playing that one Marvel game on Facebook.
So. I suppose that's an odd way to start.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Haha, my collection is itty bitty compared to some of the posts I've read. I think I'm coming up on 150ish.

What do you like to collect?
Marvel only. Im super biased against DC. I have a bit of a soft spot for Epic though too.
I've got a few Daredevils, a ton of Elektras, some Nightmares and Fairytales, one issue of The Guild, quite a few Thunderbolts, and The Marvelous Land of Oz.
I've also got one issue of Cage, and a few Marvel Universe.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Elektra is my absolute favourite. I've got posters, action figures, trades, statuettes, autographed comics, and even a tattoo. Daredevil comese in second, but I've only got
issues that include Elektra. Other than that it'd be the Thunderbolt crew (with Red Hulk, Deadpool, Leader, Punisher, Venom, Mercy[not sure if she's a full series character.
Haven't gotten that far.], and Elektra.)

It's lovely to meet you all! :)
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