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HOW DID YOU BEGIN COLLECTING?
No one seems to believe me now, because I'm such a voracious reader, bibliophile & collector - but, when I began grammar school in 1966, reading was a problem with me. While all the other 5 year olds in my class were eating up all those cool SALLY, DICK & JANE books - I had no interest whatsoever in them. And, though my teachers tried & tried to get me to catch up to the level of my peers, I stubbornly refused to comply.
So, at this point they began my teachers became to strongly suggest that I was developmentally challenged & putting me in "special classes" was the answer.
Which infuriated my Mom, so she decided that she was going to devote as much time as possible to teaching me how to read. And, the first thing she learned was that buying me & trying to get me interested in any of the typical children's books for kids my age was a total waste. So, she decided to think outside the box a little bit & whether it was educational or not, she'd go out & buy a grocery bag full of all sorts of different reading material that she hoped would catch my eye & hopefully my interest. And then, armed with the knowledge of what I liked, she'd go out & buy a LOT of whatever type of books I showed interest in.
Well, I realize that you all likely guessed by the first sentence of this bloody piece that comic books were going to be key. And , indeed, they were.
According to my dearly departed Mom, I was reading in sentences within a couple of weeks, within another eight weeks I had the best reading levels in the class & by the end of the school year I was actually being sent out to sit in on the first grade's lessons during reading time.
So, comic books & monster magazines became my favorites & remained so for many years to come.
But - although I always saved all the comics that were purchased for me & did a fairly decent job of taking care of them between the time I was & 10, I wasn't an actual comic collector until I was ten. That's when I sent away for this little yellow booklet/catalog thing that a dealer always had an ad for in each month's comics.
It was a little steep at fifty cents, but it promised to show me some secret information about "BIG COMIC BOOK VALUE$!". They were also going to send me a free sample of their "Super Protective" plastic bags that you put a comic in to "protect it in mint". It all sounded SO cool, I couldn't wait for it to come!
Well, the mail was awfully slow in the early '70s, but a couple of weeks later my envelope arrived & it's contents completely changed the way I looked at comics.
Instead of just a kid who happened to REALLY like reading comic books & also saved them in a big pile in my bedroom, I now considered myself a Comic Book Collector.
I immediately rearranged my big pile of comics into tidy stacks & I even put my favorite issue of ( my favorite comic book series ) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN into that sample plastic bag & had plans to send away for 100 (!) of those bags as soon as I had three dollars.
And, I made sure that that little yellow booklet was always in my pocket, because it listed SO many "top secret" values for comic books - I mean - who knew when a great deal would come along & I'd need it.
And, my parents were great at supporting my hobby.
We were only *just* in the middleclass - so, my parents didn't have a lot of money to burn on my collecting, but they   really did take care of me by driving me around various places looking for old comics, taking me to the comic shop every week to get my new comics, taking me to the occasional convention & financing me to the best of their ability. Not bad, right?
So, throughout my teens I built up a VERY nice collection. I was a Marvel Kid, so I had complete or near complete collections of ASM, THE AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN, DAREDEVIL & many others. Plus I also had plenty of DC as well, with many older issues of WORLD'S FINEST & ADVENTURE COMICS ( that now, for the life of me, I cannot remember how I acquired as I wouldn't have purchased them because I was big on either title & besides that, they were out of my price range...   So, someone old friend of my parents may have just given them to me or I got the REALLY good end of a trade ) to go with a complete run of all of Neal Adams run on the BATMAN title, Adams great run on GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW, HOUSE OF SECRETS/MYSTERY, full run of SWAMP THING & so on...
From age five to age eighteen, I'd built a 3500 hundred book collection ( NOT including all my B & Ws like CREEPY, VAMPIRELLA, TALES OF THE ZOMBIE, SAVAGE TALES, DRACULA LIVES, plus a pile of Eerie Publication's mags, several Skywalds etc. etc..
I had this wonderful collection that I think I might seriously barter a limb for now - only to piss it away at age 18 in 1980 as I prepared to begin college.
Just because college was just a week or so away & I felt as if I'd "outgrown" comics, like an utter lunatic, I decided to sell it all for the extra cash I thought I might need.
Today, If I owned the same comics, in the same condition, I'll bet I could make a deal with a good auction house & come out of the deal with a good deal more than what buying a nice house costs these days. Instead, back then, because I just wanted cash fast, I didn't even get a thousand dollars for it.
And, to make matters worst, it was a deal that I regretted almost immediately. I even went back to the dealer's shop to inquire about giving him every dime back    so I could get my collection back, but - of course - he just laughed at me.
I was left with such a bitter pill taste in my mouth about comic books that I could barely even LOOK at a comic book for years! Literally.
Honestly, it wasn't until 30 years later in 2010 when I was reading a FANGORIA magazine & saw an advertisement about Darkhorse Comics publishing a new version of CREEPY. Which, piqued my curiosity enough to take a quick drive over to LCS. And - once inside of it, I became pretty much overwhelmed    just by how many comics there were on the "New" shelves.    While I found my copy of the new CREEPY #1 very early on, I didn't say "good enough" & go off to read it, nope. I spent the next hour or so building up a big pile of books. And, without even realizing it until I made myself home, after three long decades, I was a comic book collector again.

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So how did you start collecting?
I've always been a fan of super heroes. As a little kid I would wear my Batman and Spider-Man shirts. Growing up Spider-Man was my idol. I loved him. I woke up early in the
morning to catch his cartoons and on the playground when we played make-believe I was always Spider-Man. It wasn't until the age of ten I started to read comics. At that
age new neighbors moved in and they had a huge collection spanning around 10+ long boxes. I lived very close to a comic book store and this store had a huge selection of
dollar bin items and huge discounts for the more you buy. I've dabbled in almost everything thanks to those dollar bins.

How many comics are in collection approximately?   
I have around 950 comics.

What do you like to collect?
I’m a huge Marvel fan. The first series I started to like (other than Spider-Man) was Fantastic Four. Then I discovered X-men. For the past few years I've been obsessed with
X-men. Outside of Marvel I like Darkhorse's Buffy the Vampire Slayer line and recently got into the Flash.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
My favorite characters have varied over the years. They've included Invisible Woman, Rogue, Black Widow, Gambit, Magneto, Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Daredevil and Silver
Surfer. I have lots of issues from the various Gambit, Hawkeye, and Silver Surfer spin-offs. I also have tons of Rogue central issues from the various X-titles. I'm going to
say my most collected character would be Gambit.
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Oh, bluesrosekiller, I just knew that was going to be a tragedy.

Your folks, especially your mother, sound like really great parents!!

And for the guy in LA with 162 LONG BOXES...HOLY CRAP.



So how did you start collecting
I really just had a few laying around from my childhood. My Dad brought home a Stan Lee Presents "Captain America" pocket sized when I was sick. Ol' Cap has been my favorite ever since. In the last 4 years or so I started actively buying old grab bags, etc again along with new titles. Have gotten some gems so I keep hunting, hoping my sons will cash in some day when print dies completely(?).

How many comics are in collection approximately?
2-3000



What do you like to collect?

Anything old and cool...anything new and cool. I like capes and war basically.



Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Hard to say. Lots of Marvel and DC both...

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So how did you start collecting?
   I became interested in comics due to my father showing me the Tim Burton Batman Movie (still love that movie), after that it was pretty much a plummet into the world of
comics. The first being a superman comic my dad bought me that I've since lost, but I've been buying comics for collecting purposes since my first job in high school (my
parents were not going to support my habit lol)

How many comics are in collection approximately?
About 900

What do you like to collect?
   Batman, Iron fist, Luke cage, The Flash, Green Lantern, DC mostly

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

I look forward to posting on here.
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So how did you start collecting?

As a kid, I was more of a reader than a collector. My brother and I borrowed and traded a lot growing up. Over the years
I've picked up the odd issue or trade paper here and there. Recently, I thought it would be fun to collect some of the
characters I enjoyed growing, especially "The Unknown Soldier," and various versions of Sherlock Holmes. I'm not that
hung up on the grade and value as my main goal is to read the stories again.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Less than 100

What do you like to collect?

I've also been looking at subscribing to a title or two from my local shop. I'm liking some of the newer spy series like
"Velvet" and "Steed & Mrs. Peel." The "Krampus" series is a blast as well. Also ordered the first issue of "Sherlock Holmes:
Moriarty Lives" to see if I like that. I'd also like to work my way through "The Sandman" series.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

"The Unknown Soldier"
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So how did you start collecting?
I've actually started and stopped several times. It started with Mystery Grab Bags, and cheesy Archie comics when I was seven. I didn't want them for any reason other to read them then, and was careless. Needless to say nothing survived those times. Even followed X-Men in to my early teens. Fast forward a bunch of time, and life, and I remembered "House of Secrets" being in one of those grab bags around the time I turned 19. I hunted down the whole series, and lost it in a messy divorce. Then here recently, hunted down and bought the whole series again- bagged, boarded and treated properly now, though I collect those for sentimental reasons. I was gifted a few issues of the new Harley Quinn 52. I'm now properly hooked on it and am rabidly hunting down the remainder of what I don't have. I also just got gifted a good chunk of Coffin Hill, and am liking what I'm reading. I'm a read it once, bag it and board it, put it away kind of collector. Unless my gut tells me it's gonna be worth a fortune- then I am a buy two copies, put one a way, read the other once and put it away collector. I will also be rabidly following the Deathstroke 52 when it releases.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Around 70, but I'm just getting started.

What do you like to collect?
Ha, I guess I mostly answered this in my how did you start collecting paragraph, huh? But to reiterate and embellish, Harley Quinn 52, New Suicide Squad, House of Secrets (ala Veritgo), Sandman: Overture, some off the wall stuff- like Silent Hill, Hatter M, Alpha and Omega...... This list is only going to grow.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
At the moment, that would be Rain, as I have the complete set of House of secrets. She's swiftly becoming rivaled by Harley Quinn. Who it's going to ultimately be remains to be seen.


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So how did you start collecting?
The first comic book that I read was Watchmen. Technically I didn't really read it, per se, because my English wasn't that good, but eventually got better.
I really started collecting when Superman died. From then on I started visiting comic book stores and the rest is history.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have currently 1728 plus the ones that this website do not recognized.

What do you like to collect?
Almost like everyone I like to collect DC and Marvel, but recently I have a huge attraction for Image and indie comics.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
From DC: Batman
From Marvel: Avengers
From Image: Walking Dead
From Indie: Suicide Risk
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Hi all!

So how did you start collecting?
I started collecting because I collect books, and that naturally translates into my current obsession: comics.
I just finished graduate school and had a stack of novels I had squirreled away for reading. However, I found my attention span had taken a beating after two full years of academia. What to do, what to do. Enter comics! They are absolutely perfect escapism and the perfect length for those with the attention span of a gnat. That being said, I have plowed through several full volumes to catch up (like many have mentioned, I too cannot just jump in at issue #47, no way).

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Currently, I have about 80-100 in my collection. I am eager to add as I traverse the different genres!

What do you like to collect?
I am not a huge superhero fan. Rather, I find it really daunting to tackle the multiverse of DC or Marvel (right now anyway). So for now, I am really digging the following:
Santiatrium
Sex Criminals
Rat Queens
Pretty Deadly
Clive Barker's Nightbreed
Punisher (all of them)
Incognito
Ms. Marvel
She-Hulk (Ms. Marvel & She-Hulk are my 'superhero' exceptions!)
Painkiller Jane
Red Sonja (by Gail Simone)
Stumptown
Stray Bullets Killers
Wicked + the Divine

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Probably She-Hulk, but also Punisher

I found my way to this website because I use LibraryThing to organize my books. I thought about using it for my comics, but found this handy website instead. It is nice to meet you all and I look forward to perusing the forums and learning of other cool comics that I just can't live without.
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I never filled one of these out

So how did you start collecting?
I've been a life long fan of all things Super Hero since my childhood in the 60's. I didn't really have an extensive collection then, I pretty much read my younger
brother's books (he had many reprints like Marvel Tales and World's Greatest Comics). After I left the military and moved to Oregon I started collecting again,
subscribing to ASM, Wolverine, Thor, and X-Men. I left the hobby again when I grew sick and tired of the "gimmick" era of the 90's. I again returned around
2009, but this time I had the income to finally collect the books from my childhood.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Somewhere between 3800-4000.

What do you like to collect?
Silver Age and Bronze Age for the most part. Sometimes I'll buy something more recent if my Spidey Sense tingles, telling me that it will be a hot book. It's
served me well quite often. I also collect anything that my friend Mike Royer has worked on, getting him to sign each one. Almost 300 books in that particular
collection. Then there's my Surrounded Cover Theme Collection.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Easily Spider-Man, from his "Amazing, Spectacular", and "Web of" titles.


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So how did you start collecting?
I read The Walking Dead, loved it then branched out to other dark subject matter comics and spiraled from there.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
760 +

What do you like to collect?
Horror, Batman, Spawn, anything zombie, ghosts or really twisted.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Batman 1st TWD a close 2nd. (I know TWD is a little cli'che but I love the comic's story)

My younger brother had a lcs in the past and I get his cool leftovers. lol I also enjoy the thrill of a good flea market/yard sale find. I am a comic book addict.


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So how did you start collecting?
I started collecting sometime around age 11 or 12 - can't quite remember what turned me on to it. I've always been an artist and at that age, used the early Jim Lee
Uncanny X-Men stuff as inspiration; I began tracing, moved on to copying, and honed my skills over the years. My mom used to take me every Wednesday to my local shop
(which has since burned down). I collected pretty hardcore until I was around age 21, then sort-of lost interest. But now, at 35, my interest has returned! And sadly, I now
have the income to support it, lol. I've been going a little bat-sh#t crazy the last year - it started with finding a couple websites (this one, for organization, and a couple
others for affordable back issues) and has become my new obsession. I started by plugging in missing issues from my old collection to complete story-lines I love, and now
I'm chasing first appearances of characters I love :D

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have about 4-5 long boxes full of books - 1350 or so. Not many compared to a lot of collectors, but they're precious to me.

What do you like to collect?
I typically collect based on artist & story; I tend to chase certain story lines if I hear enough positive things. My mainstays are Star Wars, X-Men, and I love Dark Horse books
based on popular sci-fi (Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Robocop), although as a kid, I leaned more toward Spider-man & Superman. I followed all of my favorite artists when
they created Image comics in the 90s, although aside from a few titles, most early Image was mediocre. I definitely lean towards superhero books, though - I was raised in
the late 80s, early 90s era of big guns, big boobs, epic stories. But I'll stick with anything I find interesting, and I never wander far from whatever Alex Ross, Jim Lee, JR JR,
or Joe Mad is working on.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Most definitely Star Wars, X-Men, & Spider-Man! I nerd out hard on anything related to my big 3!

If anyone is interested, check out my Art page and toss me a "like"! There's bound to be some nerdy goodness in there for just about anyone!
www.facebook.com/JustinSpyresArt
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Hii I'm Fairly new to collecting happy to be here with you all :)

currently I have 22 comics in my collection but i have just started collecting recently.

love all comics I just collect what characters/ stories I like :)

Green Lantern at the moment :)
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So how did you start collecting?
I have been reading comics for almost 15(??) years but I've only recently started collecting about 2-3 years ago. I don't know how I started, I guessed it just
gradually progressed from something I have liked for most of my life to a more serious hobby. Unfortunately a lot of my comics from my childhood were just
absolutely destroyed because I had an inability to take of things when I was younger or thrown away when I went through my "I will destroy things that I love
so I will look cooler" phase so I'm also rebuilding that as well. *cringes*

How many comics are in collection approximately?
300+

What do you like to collect?
I collect appearances of Magneto since he is a character that I have loved since I was a little child and still do. Also, X-Men titles.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Magneto.
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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?</span><span style="font-weight: bold;">How many comics are in collection approximately?</span><span style="font-weight:
bold;">What do you like to collect?</span><span style="font-weight: bold;">Which title/character is most found in your collection?</span>


Well I haven't really started yet. Just have 3 that I got a couple of months ago.

3.

Batman, Marvel, Flash.

X-men.
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So how did you start collecting?
heh, for me it was my old man and uncle. They were both comic book fans and got me into spiderman, xmen, superman and phantom. I started just buying odd comics every once in a while from the newsagencies when I could afford it but I grew up
in the country in western australia so there wasn't a lot of other options. I stopped collecting during my teen years and then got sucked back in when I started uni with deadpool

How many comics are in collection approximately?
~1000, adding the collection to smc to find out how many

What do you like to collect?
I like the what if stories a lot, I have the entire series of exiles bar one or two for that very reason. Anything with Deadpool, Amazing Spider-man (Pete fo life), Uncanny Xmen, Judge Dredd, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time, Phantom
(AUS) and I've just started collecting Action Comics Superman. I've also got a few older comics in the collection like the first appearance of Paste Pot Pete, one of the Amalgam Comics and a signed copy of Superman: Red Son.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Character would have to be Peter Parker although I reckon Deadpool would be a close second to that followed more than likely by Wolverine.
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***So how did you start collecting?***

It all started with the QUANTUM LEAP comics from Innovation. I was collecting all the novelizations at the time, and then found out there were comics to go along
with the series. That led to all of the other terrific movie/TV tie-ins that Innovation did like LOST IN SPACE, ANNE RICE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE and so
on. Eventually, I spread my wings and interest to other comics.

***How many comics are in collection approximately?***

A lot more than I thought. I'm nowhere near finished cataloguing my stuff here and I'm up to 667. I'm guessing I'll finish off around 1,000 by the time I'm done
getting everything checked in.

***What do you like to collect?***

I'm not much of a superhero reader (except for FANTASTIC FOUR). I'm really driven by interesting storylines. I read through Previews really, really closely and
anything that catches my eye that sounds like an interesting plot I'll go after. I see that I tend to have a lot of horror, paranormal and time travel stuff. And I'm a
sucker for a movie/TV tie-in.

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

There is a lot of FANTASTIC FOUR and SPIDER-MAN because I was really wrapped up in a lot of the plot lines with those for a while. These days it's mostly DOCTOR
WHO and zombies. Surprisingly, I don't have any interest in THE WALKING DEAD.
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"So, how did you start collecting?"

Honestly, my ex husband told me that I couldn't. ;) Seriously though, I've always been interested in comics ever since a
classmate introduced me to TMNT back in 8th grade. Plus the bands I listened to would reference comic book characters in
songs or their shirts/guitars/gear would have some form of superhero or TMNT and the like. Spider-Man was my hero
growing up but comics were never presented to me as something for girls so I never collected them despite watching
Uncanny X-Men every Saturday and being obsessed with the stories and characters.

It really wasn't until I was on a double date at a comic show when I found a comic that caught my attention. My initial plan
was to use it for reference with my art. I found a few more of that same title and was curious about the story and
character but didn't want to collect in case it would be more trouble than it was worth. I decided I was only going to collect
issues that had something striking I could use as a go to for inspiration, not knowing that almost every freaking cover was
insane. The next thing I know I'm only missing a few from the whole series.... I eventually gave in and have read the
trades and now I'm collecting so many other random titles.

"How many comics are in the collection approximately?"

I'm going to guess a bit over 500 but I didn't really start collecting until last year when I came across an issue of The
Darkness. I've been hooked ever since.

"What do you like to collect?"

Really anything with solid art cover to cover. I like finding covers that aren't your typical comic cover with the same poses
or themes. Top Cow/Image seem to dominate my collection. If I want to read I get the trades but I'll buy the individual
books for art.

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

The Darkness. Then perhaps Spawn, Ascension, & Dawn just to name a few.
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So how did you start collecting?

When in 1999, i went to a comic book shop with 20$ and I bought a Deadpool #33 (Original sin) and a Wolverine Annual #2 while on a trip to the united states. Thats when I fell in
love with comic books. But I only recently started doing my own collection because my brother moved away and I can't read his anymore.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Right now, only a couble Omnibuses and this year's subscription to a few marvels.. but trust me, it will grow fast.

What do you like to collect?

F**ked up mugs. Comic sets. Book holders with comic characters on them. Funny comic variants.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Deadpool
Wolverine
Venom
Batman
Joker
Punisher
Enigma
etc..

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How did you start collecting?

As an adult in my mid 30's, I never pictured myself reading and enjoying comic books! I held the popular outsider view that comic books were only for kids and grown-up kids (a.k.a. looser). After suffering combat
injuries in Iraq my life has changed. I don't leave home and when I'm not sleeping and can control pain, I have a ton of free time. Reading novels (my favorite past time) used to get me by but it's now mentally much harder and I
don't stick with them for long. Anyway, my favorite adult cartoon happens to be Futurama! A few months back one of my friends dropped off a few copies of the Futurama series by Bongo to give me something to do. Next thing
you know I'm collecting Futurama and have realized that there are a lot of interesting comic books on the market. More importantly, I realized that enjoying them does not make me a looser! I've since fallen in love with comics
and have branched out to many other publishers and titles.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Comic Count- Just under: 100, and growing...

What do you like to collect?

Comic books, a few graphic novels, a tad bit of artwork and accessories, and like Lockstrom mentioned before me, mugs (though I collected from my travels around the world, not "F**ked up ones" like Lockstrom). I'm a big fan of
comics that are historical and/or cover war time (especially WWI & WWII). I read and collect a lot of non-mainstream comics as I'm not a big fan of the Superman, Batman, etc.. type of superhero comics. *When it comes to 'Variant'
covers, I wish I could purchase many more but I just can't afford to. It's not that I think they are all going to be worth something someday (quite the opposite there), I buy comics for the enjoyment, not for the investment. It's because
so many of the variant covers have beautiful and unique artwork! That said I feel that there are more variants on the market than are needed! When multiple titles that I collect have 5 to 7 (or more), variants each and every issue, it's
starting to get a bit insane!! On a side note, once I discovered previews (I think that's the correct term) where I can order future comics several months in advance for literally half the price (or cheaper), I
was able to afford quite a few more variants!


Which title/character is most found in your collection?

I have a lot of Futurama comics so I would guess then that Fry is the most found character. Second would be Black Science.   *I've subscribed to all 10 new titles in the Double Take Universe and am loving all (minus sub-par artwork in
one of the titles) so I'm sure they will dominate my collection shortly...


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+++ So how did you start collecting? +++

   I started reading and collecting comics when I was about 6 years old (close to 50 now ). I can remember that I was home sick with the flu… My mother had
gone to the grocery store and had picked me up about 5 of my first comics just for the heck of it, they were Richie Rich and Archie comics. Not knowing what she
had done…she got me hooked on comics. So every time we went to the store I got to pick out a couple of comics and I didn’t even have to be sick ( ha ha ha ). I
collected and read comics up until I was 16 years old….. Yep….. Drivers License time. I had about 400 to 500 comics at the time and they just sat in boxes, so I
decided to sell them at a garage sale my parents had..( Dumb Move ). Now when married came along each time ( twice ) I thought… maybe I could start collecting
again… boy was I wrong, the wives would not let me spent the money on them, said they were for children each time. Well they are Ex- Wives…… Now I am with
someone who enjoys them too… I got her hooked. So now I have started back reading and collecting comics for the past 4 years and loving it.

+++ How many comics are in collection approximately? +++

   Right now I have about 800 to 900 but not all of them have been entered in my stash on this awesome site.

+++ What do you like to collect? +++

   I will collect anything I can get my hands on, but I prefer Silver and Copper age comics.

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

   Right now there is a mix, but once all is submitted in my stash, I would have to say Spider-man and the Avengers.
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Hi all! I am pretty excited to be here. Let's jump right to it, shall we?

So me, how did you start collecting comics?

Great question, me. I have been interested in comic books for as long as I can remember (I am 43 now). It was always the horror comics that I was most interested in, but being the son of a preacher man (Preacher!! Man! How much does that series
rock? So much!!) it was always a tricky sell to my parents. Oddly enough, it was always my mom that had problems with the Tales from the Crypt type book (or even GHOST RIDER!!) than my dad. I think he also really dug that genre, so he either
was against them too and let my mom be the bad guy, or......well, I guess it does not matter. I was always into the medium. Batman was probably my first super hero love (even though we all know he really is not a super hero, just a hero that is
pretty super). I started to actually collect when I was in high school, and even then it was more towards the tail end of my high school career. Mostly late 80's, early 90's is when I was most active. it was a slow process. Someone exposes me to Akira,
or Watchmen in between classes (and during classes, let's be honest) and they start to just sit with you. These wonderful stories and artwork. At some point during the 90s (probably 1995 or so) I slowed way down, and then stopped. Fast forward to a
few months ago when I (along with my family) moved to a new house and the idea struck that I didn't really have to keep my comics in storage. I could, like, read them. Display them. Love them. Caress them.....ok, maybe too far, but you get the
idea. This leads to realizing it is difficult to just have your comics out. This also leads to....hey, I really want more comics. So now I am slowly ramping up again.

Interesting. So how many comics would you say you currently have?

Well, I think I am in the 560 or so ball park. I am still trying to organize everything I have. I have also been kind of buying up these mystery packages from a local store. Basically a box of random comics. The cost is super low and it is a ton of fun. It
is the closest I can get to buying myself a present, and still not really know what it will be. A surprise for myself. I will know for sure once I am done adding everything to this site.

I know you mentioned horror comics, but what else do you like to collect?

Horror, right. Absolutely, but if you look at my collection, there is not as much evidence to that effect. I have always liked the odd or maybe not as well known stuff. The hidden gems (at least what I think are hidden gems. They may well be super
well known around these parts). My current patterns have been very mainstream, though. I have been much more of a Marvel fanboy lately and comics like Moon Knight (#5 when he wrecks house? Wow), Ms. Marvel (LOVE Kamala), Deadpool, Groot,
etc....have been much more on my radar. Oh, that new Spiderman/Deadpool comic is pretty great too (I like humor).

What title, or maybe, what character would be most found in your collection?

I think it would probably be Batman. I really do seem to have a lot of Batman. I could be wrong though. Once I am done updating my stash here, I will have a better picture of it, but, yeah. I have a lot (to me, anyway) of Ghost Rider and Spider-
Man, but I think overall, Batman has the most. I don't think it will stay that way forever, but for now? Yeah.
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Hi i'm Randy and Belongs to US. Nice to Meet all of you.


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Hi all. Just started using the site about a week ago and I'm hooked. I've been collecting since 1982, although my collection has been through many
incarnations in that time. I got into comics by buying at the local corner store, but then when i found a comic shop 15 miles away it changed
everything, and i started collecting. That store was Pegasus Books, which was owned by the Emberlin brothers. They later started Dark Horse
Comics, and the store is now Things From Another World. At 16 i started working in another local comic book shop, and spent the next 6 years
there, till i married, moved to another state, and opened my own comic book store. After 2 years, life and circumstance caused me to move back to
be closer to immediate family, so i sold my shop and came back to work at the store i had worked at before. At this point I've been out of the game
for about 10 years , but getting my collection out of storage, and going through it with the aid of stashmycomics has revitalized me and I've started
buying new books again .

As far as my current collection, it's over 5,000 books, of which i have cataloged 3,000+ on this site so far.

What i like to collect. ...good stories.. I like the gritty titles with some edge, but a good superhero story is great too love Neil Gaimen and own a lot
of his work. Neil Adams is probably one of my favorite artists. I feel in love with his work on Crisis on Infinite Earth's series, and I'll pick up most
anything i see that he has worked on. My collection though it's super varied. Look at my stash and you'll see what I'm talking about...

As far as what you'll find in my collection.... just about anything.

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So how did you start collecting?

I bought a few comics when I was in the 8th grade (100 years ago) because some of my fiends from school were collecting. It didn't take. About six months
ago, I went into my local comic book store because they started carrying tabletop games (a huge passion of mine). I was a little intimidated, going in with my
lack of knowledge, and I thought for sure my ignorance would be pointed out and mocked by the people behind the counter. It was the opposite. They were so
kind and knowledgable and got me started with Rat Queens and Manifest Destiny. I was instantly hooked. I am now trying to keep my new addiction in check,
but I think it's hopeless.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

72

What do you like to collect?

I'm crazy about Image comics. I'll read anything they print. Also a HUGE Rick Remender fan.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Batman


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Hi I'm Kirk online I usually go by CaptKirk42 sometimes I use my email name klandersen.

I forget exactly when I discovered/joined this site. I started to use it for a few days back then and stopped then found it again went away again and now have
returned again. Never got to the forums. For a while I was out of the comics scene. I have decided to try to return. It has been ages since I've bought a new comic
(from any published date), but I have enjoyed some of the comic inspired movies and TV shows. I have a medium to large comic collection. I need to eventually list
what I have in "my stash". Right now there are only a few dozen titles that I recalled I have. Some specifics I need to check my actual books for (alternate cover,
issue numbers etc...) Not sure when I'll get around to doing all I need to do.

I also seem to recall another comic database/collection tracking site I had found a few years back. Don't recall what that one was, but I think I had added more of
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Oops I didn't quite answer the questions here. I was going to edit my above post, but it might make things look odd. Oh the
other site I had mentioned I checked an old blog post of mine where I mentioned StashMyComics and the other one which
was the ComicBookPriceGuide. The CBPG would be another nice site to use but it isn't free if you have more than 50 comics
and I have way over that.

So how did you start collecting?: I don't recall exactly when I started, but as with trading cards I think I was 4 maybe
5 or younger. I have older siblings who were already into collecting stuff so I probably could have started since I was born. I
haven't gotten a "new" comic, or bought any comics in ages. As a kid (70s) I obviously got comics on occasion. I then was
really heavy into collecting (most of the major DC and Marvel titles) during the mid80s to around 1992/3. I might have
bought the occasional single issue after that but I don't recall the last time.

How many comics are in your collection approximately?: Well I have 19 comic boxes (regular not long) jam packed with comics so easily over 1,000 maybe up
to 2,000. I am trying to add all my issues to MyStash so hopefully in a few days I'll have a more exact total.

What do you like to collect?: Superhero titles, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, TV shows, Movies, Parodies, Humor, Comic-Strip. A large
variety.

Which title/character is most found in your collection? Probably the various Spider-Man titles. For The Amazing
Spider-Man
I have a continuous run from issue #107 all the way up to #343. From the late 70s to the early 80s (with a little hiatus until mid80s) I concentrated on
Spider-Man and Avengers. Then in the mid80s to around 1992 I got back into comics and in addition to Spidey and the Avengers, was heavy into Batman and
Superman titles, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America and most of the major DC and Marvel titles. At one time having a pull-list/subscription at my local comic
store and then a comic store one of my friends had near him which wasn't convenient to me.

Again in a few days after adding stuff I should be able to pinpoint it more accurately.

Edited to correct some specifics.


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So how did you start collecting?
My best friend in junior high collected and had his collection pinned up on his wall. It looked cool, so i figured i would do that too (both the collecting and pinning to the wall).

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I am right at 700.

What do you like to collect?
My collection has always been heavy on Marvel with a focus on X-Men and related titles.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Dazzler and Punisher (not sure how that happened) are the 2 characters that show up most in my collection.
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Hello Everyone!! I'm Christina and glad I stumbled upon this site to organize comics.

So how did you start collecting?
When I was young my grandfather used to complain about how he had boxes and boxes of comics from when he was a kid/teen (like the 1940s, be still my heart) and when him and my
grandmother got married, she wouldn't accept them in the house and he THREW THEM AWAY. Ughhhh. He could have made us all rich I'm sure. Haha. She always felt guilty about this
and used to take me to the comic book store when I stayed with her.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Around 300.

What do you like to collect?
Unlike most people, I'm drawn to characters like The Flinstones, Casper, Spooky, Disney Comics, etc. I do collect other characters as well, but mainly just for the value. I enjoy the new
comics, but love to read the Silver Age comics- especially the ads.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Casper the friendly ghost. He's just so darn cute!

I'd love to get to know everyone and be actively involved in this site.
I'm reachable by email at: christinascomicbooks@gmail.com
I gladly give out my facebook, skype and XBOX one GT if anyone is interested.

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