Forums » General Discussions, Intros, Site Feedback, etc » introduce yourself and talk collecting
Chance900
Posted: Aug 20 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 01 April 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 1753

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

So how did you start collecting?
Growing up I had always watched comic book shows and had
always wanted to start collecting but never knew where to
start. So, one of my friends who collects comics told me
about a store that he had seen many times in the back of
Wizard. It just happened that the store is right down
the street from me so I decided to go check it out. When
I was there, I bought a few books; Ms. Marvel #40,
Wolverine: Weapon X #4, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan
Giant-Size. My collection then just took on a life of
its own and has been growing ever since.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Around to 600

What do you like to collect?
I collect mostly individual issues from Marvel. Most of
these are new issues but some older ones. DC is about to
start gaining grown in my collection when the renumbering
happens.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Deadpool is by far my most collected character.


Edited by Chance900 - 20 August 2011 at 8:44pm



__________________
When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
AvengersFan223
Posted: Aug 20 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 28 January 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 1733

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

So how did you start collecting?
Two Years ago My Uncle (former Comic collector) gave me the first
few issues of W.C.A. I read those and loved those, but i did not
continue collecting. Fast Forward to Christmas 2010. The same
Uncle gave me a Pizza hut 4 pack of the x-men (really good BTW)
and i wanted B&B for them so i went to what is now my LCS and i
was astounded by the back issues they had. I had 100 B&B but only
15 comics to fill them, i had to go back and buy More and more
and more of WCA (almost have all 102 issues) Unfortunately they
came in B&B so i found the very welcoming dollar bin. they only
had bags so i removed the old bags and put new B&B.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have Around 650-675 comic books in my collection!

What do you like to collect?
I like to collect Marvel Superhero books (past and present),
but i have enjoyed Kid Colt greatly (My one issue LOL) and
classic EC horror tales! (I read those 4 years ago when i
was 9 or 10....i am not messed up in the head [that bad (just a joke) ],
Fredric Wertham!) But that is a different story! (I have
an HC of every Tales from the crypt issue, because i liked the show)

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
About 300 out of my 650 comics contain none other than the
greatest creation since sliced bread...Hawkeye!


Edited by AvengersFan223 - 20 August 2011 at 8:54pm

kennyyeager
Posted: Aug 20 2011 | IP Logged
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 14 April 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 475

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?
Always been a fan of Marvel superheroes, it seems... e'er since I watched the Spider-Man series way
back as a youngin'. It was only in the last year that I finally made it into a comic shop and
bought some legit comics, though.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Probably around 60. I'm still new at this... and lacking a money tree to make expanding my
collection easier.

What do you like to collect?
Silver Age reprints are my favorite right now. I'd rather collect the real deal, for sure, but the
reprints are cheap and get me into the origins of the characters that make me such a fan of comics
as a whole (I'm also a fan of Silver Age styling). I also like Marvel's Ultimate imprint.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Gambit is, hands down, the character I've most intentionally sought out to collect. I love that
Ragin' Cajun.


Edited by kennyyeager - 20 August 2011 at 9:24pm



__________________
-Kenny
DCUO (PS3) Villains: Rocco Bennett, Captain Ampere, KendrikTheRed, Chillaxis
Game stream: www.Twitch.TV/KendrikTheRed
Blog: www.KennyYeager.com
Threeshotwonder
Posted: Aug 21 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18 July 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 594

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

So how did you start collecting?
I originally started collecting when i was about 11 when I saw my first Green Lantern comic.
How many comics are in collection approximately
A little under 100 right now. My collection was up to around 750-800 when my marriage was ending my ex decided to be vindictive and donate all my comics to goodwill.
What do you like to collect
Right now i'm just starting my collection over so I am mostly picking up new stuff but I think after the new 52 launch i'm probably going to start hunting down so older green lantern and green
arrow stuff to add to my collection.
Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Green Lantern titles hands down.

__________________
Skype:michael.meador85
Twitter:@Threeshotwonder
PSN:Threeshotwonder
bigdrhino
Posted: Aug 23 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 October 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 258

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?

I started collecting when I walked home from grade school many, many moons ago. It was about a mile walk, so occasionally I would stop at a local pharmacy when I had saved enough of my yard mowing/paper route money for a milk shake at their ice cream fountain in the back of the store. I noticed these colorful magazines on the shelf and looked at them-"Whoa, these are cool!" So I started buying them with the milkshake. First was Batman, but I also regularly got Richie Rich among others. And it all grew from there. Fifteen or more years ago I found a fantastic LCS and through the years picked up many holes in my collection.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Well, I finished entering my collection on SMC a couple weeks ago and the total of my public and private stash is 19,994.

What do you like to collect?

I am currently not collecting anything, as a matter of fact I'm looking at selling about 14,000 of the above mentioned stash(just need to organize a little more). I love Silver Age comics! I'm keeping my Batman, Superman and related family titles. My collection runs from a few in the 1940's through the early 2000's.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

The largest runs within my collection are:
1. Superman/Action Comics/Adventure Comics 1229
2. Captain America/Tales of Suspense 986
3. Batman/Detective 985
4. Avengers 969
5. Fantastic Four 947
6. Thor/Journey into Mystery 743
7. Justice League/JLA 602


Edited by bigdrhino - 23 August 2011 at 12:00pm

chemist52
Posted: Aug 23 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18 January 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 622

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?
I watched a lot of comic shows growing up and had been
reading manga since elementary school. I finally picked
up a Teen Titans trade and really liked Bart Allen (who
was then Impulse). I wanted to know more about the
character, and found out he had his own series. That lead
me to try and track down back issues, which took me to
several different stores, and a convention. From there, I
just started picking up more and more series. That was
about 2005...so I haven't really been reading that long!
I kind of jumped right into the deep end...

How many comics are in collection approximately
I haven't updated my stash in a while...let's say around
2800 to 2900?

What do you like to collect
Mostly DC comics, and mostly superhero genre. I also read
Fables, and some other random titles.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?

Hmm...Flash (Wally), Green Lantern (Kyle) or one of the
Batboys (Dick or Tim).

__________________
-Chemist52

Do not meddle in the affairs of chemists, for you are carbon based and will dissolve.
JuRM
Posted: Aug 28 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 04 June 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 578

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?

As a young boy, my father would take me to the newsagency every Sunday when he got the paper, and would buy me either a comic or a Famous Monsters of Filmland. The first comic I ever received was Iron man 63, with Doctor Spectrum in it.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

I'd say between 3500 and 4000. I haven't put all my comics in the Stash yet, but am up to about 300 so far.

What do you like to collect?

I like comics from the 70s best, before crossovers and mega storylines took over, and perhaps comics were a little more innocent.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Either Power Man/ Luke Cage or The Punisher


Edited by JasonNewcomb - 28 August 2011 at 9:55am



__________________
***Number of Comics - 3371*** ***Current Value - $13,496.29 USD***
T Dubs
Posted: Aug 29 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 27 August 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 250

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

So how did you start collecting?

Impulse, I was looking through some comics and found a crap load of Teen Titans, I picked them all out. I was going to wait for the DC Reboot but then I changed my mine, I just found out this guy sells comics down the street so it's easy to get the ones I need!

How many comics are in collection approximately?

51.. in two days.

What do you like to collect?
Super Hero comics mostly, Most of my comics are DC but I have no bias.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Teen Titans takes this home with 27 of my comics!
chemist52
Posted: Aug 30 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18 January 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 622

My Public Stash

T Dubs wrote
<span style="font-weight: bold;">So how
did you start collecting?</span>Impulse, I was looking
through some comics and found a crap load of Teen Titans,
I picked them all out. I was going to wait for the DC
Reboot but then I changed my mine, I just found out this
guy sells comics down the street so it's easy to get the
ones I need!<span style="font-weight: bold;">How many
comics are in collection approximately?</span>51.. in two
days.<span style="font-weight: bold;">What do you like to
collect?</span>Super Hero comics mostly, Most of my
comics are DC but I have no bias. <span style="font-
weight: bold;">Which title/character is most found in
your collection?</span>Teen Titans takes this home with
27 of my comics!<span style="font-weight: bold;"></span>



Another Impulse fan! Yay!

If you like Impulse, you should check out Young Justice
(the team Bart was on before the current Teen Titans
formed.) The back issues can be hard to track down, but
they're worth it. And if you like THOSE, Superboy and
Robin are also good titles!

:D

__________________
-Chemist52

Do not meddle in the affairs of chemists, for you are carbon based and will dissolve.
T Dubs
Posted: Aug 30 2011 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 27 August 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 250

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

chemist52 wrote


Another Impulse fan! Yay!

If you like Impulse, you should check out Young Justice
(the team Bart was on before the current Teen Titans
formed.) The back issues can be hard to track down, but
they're worth it. And if you like THOSE, Superboy and
Robin are also good titles!

:D


Awesome! Thanks! I need to find Impulse again as well :O


Edited by T Dubs - 30 August 2011 at 10:39am

Odin78
Posted: Jan 13 2012 | IP Logged
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 01 November 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 74

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

So how did you start collecting?

My father used to work in a factory manufacturing paper. When I was about 6-7 years old he brought me old marvel comics, which other people threw away, from work. Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men all types of series. Since then I started collectin comics. My favourites were Spider-Man, Hulk and the Avengers. When I was about 15 I trashed all of my comics because of teenage stupidness. When I was 18 I started all over again and am collecting ever since.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

About 650 books.

What do you like to collect?

Mostly Marvel. Ongoings, Paperbacks.... In the last few years I got into some Vertigo titles, too.

Which title/character is most found in your collection

Mostly Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk and Avengers.

chipreece
Posted: Jan 14 2012 | IP Logged
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
SMC Blog Editor

Joined: 16 September 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 2656

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

Glad to have you around Odin sir!

__________________
Preorder my GN, METAPHASE, on Amazon!

Twitter: @ChipReece
hfuller
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 October 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 214

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?
I was at the Flea Market with my brother who was looking
for Star Wars stuff and while he was talking to someone I
wondered into a small comic store. There I found a ton of
50 cent comics that I looked through and picked out some
titles that I heard of before (superman, aquaman). After
awhile I came here where you all gave me some great
advice and I looked for a title that I could start with
and that was of course Green Arrow.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
I have 182 comics as of now.

What do you like to collect?
Right now Green Arrow. But after reading them I have
found some other titles that I am going to start buying
also.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)

__________________
hfuller
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 October 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 214

My Public Stash

JasonNewcomb wrote

hfuller wrote
Which title/character is most
found in your
collection?

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
What is it about Green
Arrow that you find appealing?


I have always been a fan of Archery (Though I haven't
taken it up), and I have always loved Robin Hood which is
a reason why I like him because of his Robin Hood
likeness. His fight for keeping his city clean of crime.
Which is alot like Batman but I just fell in love with
the Green Arrow books fast. I like the mature conflicts
that are placed in the comic that people face today.

I will also add that the story and art is really good.

That what I like about it right now and have gotten out
of the ones I have read.

p.s. I read they are starting up a Green Arrow tv series
so


Edited by hfuller - 15 January 2012 at 8:00pm



__________________
Mihome316
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 13 December 2011
Posts: 10

So how did you start collecting? Found 'em in a local
grocery store

How many comics are in collection approximately?
2,700

What do you like to collect?
A good story, characters I like...

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
JLA, JSA, Avengers.

Found a collection of Avengers comics back when I was 12
or so in a Used book seller, in my eyes was like Wow!

Started collecting from there. When I got married my
brother and I split the collection, He kept GI Joe and
the X-Titles. I kept everything else (what a great deal
huh... :() Stop collecting when my wife and I had two
kids.

Lost about 3,000 comics or so in flood so I playing
catch-up with recent stuff versus trying to go back and
collect the stuff that I had.

Now that my kids have left, I'm collecting again
(Introducing them to my kids as well!).

AvengersFan223
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 28 January 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 1733

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

Welcome Mihome316, I hope you have a good time on this site!
thevaultron
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 10 January 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 75

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?
I've been reading comics for almost as long as I can remember. In elementary school there were various Lucky Luke, Asterix & Obelix and TinTin comics that I read and re-read all the time.

There were also the Richie Rich and Archie comics that I would convince my parents to buy at the grocery store checkout.

I didn't really get serious about collecting comics until sometime in 1989. Though it only lasted for a couple of years, I did have a fair sized collection for a kid in junior high.

I stopped collecting comics the next year because I thought girls wouldn't be into comics and didn't really have time for them anymore.

Then when my father passed away in the spring of 2010, I found my old comics in the basement, all bagged and boarded and remembered how much I enjoyed reading them. I collected them all up and brought them back home to start going through and re-reading them. The spark was lit once again.

How many comics are in your collection, approximately?

I have fewer than 350 Stashed on SMC, though have another 200 or so kicking around. I separated out some of the older comics that I wasn't as interested in, or haven't gotten around to looking through.

What do you like to collect?

Right now I'm concentrating on modern, or new comic book series. I have a limited budget, though I seem to push said budget weekly.

Then new DC relaunch was a godsend for me, in that it has been a great jumping off spot.

There have also been a few new series' from Marvel that have been fun to read through and collect.

I may have more Marvel than DC, but I'd have to say that I've enjoyed the DC books more, overall.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

I'd have to say it's a toss-up between Batman and Spider-Man. I've always been a fan of both, for different reasons of course. Though I have really enjoyed the Green Hornet series from Dynamite.
chipreece
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
SMC Blog Editor

Joined: 16 September 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 2656

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

hfuller wrote
JasonNewcomb wrote

hfuller wrote
Which title/character is most
found in your
collection?

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
What is it about Green
Arrow that you find appealing?


I have always been a fan of Archery (Though I haven't
taken it up), and I have always loved Robin Hood which is
a reason why I like him because of his Robin Hood
likeness. His fight for keeping his city clean of crime.
Which is alot like Batman but I just fell in love with
the Green Arrow books fast. I like the mature conflicts
that are placed in the comic that people face today.

I will also add that the story and art is really good.

That what I like about it right now and have gotten out
of the ones I have read.

p.s. I read they are starting up a Green Arrow tv series
so


No way! Based off of Smallville?

__________________
Preorder my GN, METAPHASE, on Amazon!

Twitter: @ChipReece
chipreece
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
SMC Blog Editor

Joined: 16 September 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 2656

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

Howdy Minhome and thanks for sharing Vaultron!

__________________
Preorder my GN, METAPHASE, on Amazon!

Twitter: @ChipReece
hfuller
Posted: Jan 15 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 October 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 214

My Public Stash

chipreece wrote
hfuller wrote
JasonNewcomb wrote

hfuller wrote
Which title/character is most
found in your
collection?

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
What is it about Green
Arrow that you find appealing?


I have always been a fan of Archery (Though I haven't
taken it up), and I have always loved Robin Hood which is
a reason why I like him because of his Robin Hood
likeness. His fight for keeping his city clean of crime.
Which is alot like Batman but I just fell in love with
the Green Arrow books fast. I like the mature conflicts
that are placed in the comic that people face today.

I will also add that the story and art is really good.

That what I like about it right now and have gotten out
of the ones I have read.

p.s. I read they are starting up a Green Arrow tv series
so


No way! Based off of Smallville?


No I dont think it is, and they are not using the same
guy either. It is being made by 2 of the guys from the
Green Lantern movie.

Green
Arrow Show


Edited by hfuller - 15 January 2012 at 10:50pm



__________________
LeonBelmontX
Posted: Jan 17 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 January 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 115

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

I'm a little late to this thread, but better than never,
right?

So how did you start collecting?

I only started about 5 months ago. I've always been a
huge gamer, and I've followed a fair amount of Marvel in
game format - fighting games and Spider-man games mostly
- as well as having watched some of the cartoons as a kid
and I still follow all of the comic book movies. I have a
few friends who are into graphic novels but it never
appealed to me - I'd tried comics as a kid but I always
felt they were too short in comparison to a book. That,
and I always felt the sheer amount of comics available
was a bit daunting as I'd have no idea what to read.

That said, I've owned a few manga titles for a couple of
years - Devil May Cry and Kingdom Hearts. Again, that's
more my gamer side that caused that, though.

Anyway... I just moved to Colchester (in the UK, where I
live), and for the first time I have access to a decent
comic book store. I love going there for game memorabilia
and stuff. A little while before the release of Batman:
Arkham City on consoles, I had replayed Arkham Asylum and
felt like giving a Batman comic book a try, having loved
the story and characters (except Batman, haha. While I
love his gadgets and stuff, I always find him a bit
corny. I just love his villains.)

Anyway, I ended up getting a copy of Arkham City HC, as
it apparently was a bridge between the two games, and
what better time to read it? After enjoying that, (and
completing Arkham City on PS3) I found out that DC were
*just* relaunching the New 52 which was a perfect time to
begin reading, and I started picking up the new Batman
and Catwoman series. Now I'm hooked.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Exactly 18 comics (8 Marvel, 10 DC) and 6 graphic novels
(4 Marvel, 2 DC), totalling to 24. Not a lot I know! I
can't believe how many some of you guys have.

What do you like to collect?

I first tried Batman, Catwoman and Nightwing of the New
52. I've collected all of the Batman/Catwoman comics so
far, with Issue #5 ready to pick up tomorrow. Ditched
Nightwing after Issue #2 as I didn't find him very
interesting.

I also tried the new Incredible Hulk, Avenging Spider-Man
and Marvel Ultimates series. Have stuck with Incredible
Hulk and Avenging Spider-man, but didn't enjoy Ultimates
so stopped that after Issue #2.

So four comics I'm following at the moment - 2 DC and 2
Marvel. It's a bit early to say which ones I'll enjoy
most (though I'll probably follow all of them to the end
of the story arc) but I think I prefer Marvel, which
isn't a surprise to me really seeing as I always liked
the X-Men and Spider-Man as a child.

Got some graphic novels for Christmas - including the
Killing Joke and Civil War. I can see why the Killing
Joke is considered a great read, but so far Civil War is
probably the best thing I've read. I just love the
friction between sides, and the all-star cast. I also got
Ultimate Comics: Avengers which is also written by Mark
Millar, and I enjoyed both so I'm going to look into his
other work later. I also want to read some more Civil War
stuff, such as the Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War.

I've just subscribed to the Marvel Ultimate Graphic
Novels Collection (as I've talked about in it's own
thread), and it seems like an excellent place to get me
started. Can't wait to read X-men Dark Phoenix, Iron Man:
Extremis and Birth of Venom, as well as some of the more
obscure titles in there. It seems well suited to me
seeing as the books also give you a run-down of the story
so far, as well as "Further reading" and info on the
creators of each title.

The number #1 thing that matters to me about comic books
is a good art style. As an adult I've taken up a much
bigger interest in good art (though I suck at making my
own), and I can't enjoy a good story in comic book form
if I don't like the style. That's why I'm not reading the
new Deadpool series.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?


Catwoman and Batman are the longest series, but only
because they started first. I think that including the
graphic novels, and Batman's probably in more books than
anyone else seeing as he also features in some of
Catwoman and two of my graphic novels. I think this will
change pretty quickly though, as I'm going to be buying
more Marvel than DC stuff in future.

Spider-man is probably the next most prevalent character
in my series after Batman, but I wouldn't say I have a
favourite Marvel character. It's too close and depends
what mood I'm in.

So that's it! Pretty much my entire comic book history!
All I can say is I'm really getting into it, and with 4
comics and 2 graphic novels due once a month, I'm reading
at every opportunity I get.


Edited by LeonBelmontX - 17 January 2012 at 11:25am

Nuriel
Posted: Jan 18 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 28 July 2010
Location: Poland
Posts: 188

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

So how did you start collecting?
I visited my uncle in Canada seven years ago. Since I would have no use of Canadian currency back home, I spent my last 5 CAD on comics (5 for every dollar). I got mostly stuff I haven't read even once (Weapon Zero), but it got me craving for more. Luckily, a few months later a German publisher put first issues of Ultimate X-Men and Spectacular Spider-Man on our market. Axel Springer struggled for several months but finally gave up on comics. Fast forward a few years, and I live in London, where I discovered a vast universe of comics. I roll up my sleeves and start building up my collection.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
A thousand, give or take. Plus 100+ Polish editions and reprints.

What do you like to collect?
I'm a sucker for anything Spider-Man related.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?
Spider-Man, no doubt. I have about 300 issues and several TPBs. Second one would be... I think Y: The Last Man or Green Lantern with 50-something issues.
chipreece
Posted: Jan 18 2012 | IP Logged
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
SMC Blog Editor

Joined: 16 September 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 2656

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

LeonBelmontX wrote
I'm a little late to this thread, but better than
never,
right?

So how did you start collecting?

I only started about 5 months ago. I've always been a
huge gamer, and I've followed a fair amount of Marvel in
game format - fighting games and Spider-man games mostly
- as well as having watched some of the cartoons as a kid
and I still follow all of the comic book movies. I have a
few friends who are into graphic novels but it never
appealed to me - I'd tried comics as a kid but I always
felt they were too short in comparison to a book. That,
and I always felt the sheer amount of comics available
was a bit daunting as I'd have no idea what to read.

That said, I've owned a few manga titles for a couple of
years - Devil May Cry and Kingdom Hearts. Again, that's
more my gamer side that caused that, though.

Anyway... I just moved to Colchester (in the UK, where I
live), and for the first time I have access to a decent
comic book store. I love going there for game memorabilia
and stuff. A little while before the release of Batman:
Arkham City on consoles, I had replayed Arkham Asylum and
felt like giving a Batman comic book a try, having loved
the story and characters (except Batman, haha. While I
love his gadgets and stuff, I always find him a bit
corny. I just love his villains.)

Anyway, I ended up getting a copy of Arkham City HC, as
it apparently was a bridge between the two games, and
what better time to read it? After enjoying that, (and
completing Arkham City on PS3) I found out that DC were
*just* relaunching the New 52 which was a perfect time to
begin reading, and I started picking up the new Batman
and Catwoman series. Now I'm hooked.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

Exactly 18 comics (8 Marvel, 10 DC) and 6 graphic novels
(4 Marvel, 2 DC), totalling to 24. Not a lot I know! I
can't believe how many some of you guys have.

What do you like to collect?

I first tried Batman, Catwoman and Nightwing of the New
52. I've collected all of the Batman/Catwoman comics so
far, with Issue #5 ready to pick up tomorrow. Ditched
Nightwing after Issue #2 as I didn't find him very
interesting.

I also tried the new Incredible Hulk, Avenging Spider-Man
and Marvel Ultimates series. Have stuck with Incredible
Hulk and Avenging Spider-man, but didn't enjoy Ultimates
so stopped that after Issue #2.

So four comics I'm following at the moment - 2 DC and 2
Marvel. It's a bit early to say which ones I'll enjoy
most (though I'll probably follow all of them to the end
of the story arc) but I think I prefer Marvel, which
isn't a surprise to me really seeing as I always liked
the X-Men and Spider-Man as a child.

Got some graphic novels for Christmas - including the
Killing Joke and Civil War. I can see why the Killing
Joke is considered a great read, but so far Civil War is
probably the best thing I've read. I just love the
friction between sides, and the all-star cast. I also got
Ultimate Comics: Avengers which is also written by Mark
Millar, and I enjoyed both so I'm going to look into his
other work later. I also want to read some more Civil War
stuff, such as the Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War.

I've just subscribed to the Marvel Ultimate Graphic
Novels Collection (as I've talked about in it's own
thread), and it seems like an excellent place to get me
started. Can't wait to read X-men Dark Phoenix, Iron Man:
Extremis and Birth of Venom, as well as some of the more
obscure titles in there. It seems well suited to me
seeing as the books also give you a run-down of the story
so far, as well as "Further reading" and info on the
creators of each title.

The number #1 thing that matters to me about comic books
is a good art style. As an adult I've taken up a much
bigger interest in good art (though I suck at making my
own), and I can't enjoy a good story in comic book form
if I don't like the style. That's why I'm not reading the
new Deadpool series.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?


Catwoman and Batman are the longest series, but only
because they started first. I think that including the
graphic novels, and Batman's probably in more books than
anyone else seeing as he also features in some of
Catwoman and two of my graphic novels. I think this will
change pretty quickly though, as I'm going to be buying
more Marvel than DC stuff in future.

Spider-man is probably the next most prevalent character
in my series after Batman, but I wouldn't say I have a
favourite Marvel character. It's too close and depends
what mood I'm in.

So that's it! Pretty much my entire comic book history!
All I can say is I'm really getting into it, and with 4
comics and 2 graphic novels due once a month, I'm reading
at every opportunity I get.


Hey more proof that video games bring people into comics! Sweet!

__________________
Preorder my GN, METAPHASE, on Amazon!

Twitter: @ChipReece
LeonBelmontX
Posted: Jan 18 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 January 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 115

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

chipreece wrote
Hey more proof that video games bring
people into comics! Sweet!


Very true, although I think even if I hadn't played games
I
probably would have gotten into them eventually. The
movies
or boredom (from having all that time I wasn't gaming!)
would have no doubt pushed me that way :P

I'd say it's more just an interest in fantasy stories and
stuff :) But then, I guess it was the Arkham games that
really made me like Batman.

Edit: Just realised how relevant
today's article is
to my post! Pretty much exactly my sentiments on how it
changed my opinion of Batman :)


Edited by LeonBelmontX - 18 January 2012 at 5:14pm

Punisher79
Posted: Jan 26 2012 | IP Logged
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 31 March 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 48

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?

I started collecting when I received comics as christmas gifts. I believe that either the Sears or the JCPenney catalog had a box of 50 comics as a gift option. I also started collecting when a comic shop opened close to where I lived, so I took my allowance and bought comics with it.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

My "unofficial" count is 1,456. It is unofficial because I moved from my parents house to another state back in 2003, and I didn't bring my comics with me. I will one day have to take a road trip and get them! This number is also about to jump because I am getting 35 comics with my comic book membership from Cardsone.com, and then I am purchasing a comic package totaling 50 pounds within the next few days.

What do you like to collect?

I am a sucker for the 90's comics, the ones with foil covers, polybagged with a trading card...all of those gimmick comics.

Which title/character is most found in your collection?

Although I am more of a Marvel fan, I would have to say that the character most found in my collection is Batman.

bobrobertson
Posted: Jan 29 2012 | IP Logged
Groupie
Groupie

Joined: 02 September 2010
Posts: 48

My Public Stash

So how did you start collecting?
I've been collecting for roughly 35 years. My father
collected the old EC comics (Tales from the Crypt, etc.),
so I inherited the comic-collecting gene from him. When I
bought an early Spider-Man comic, I was hooked and have
been hooked ever since. I actually gave up comics about
10 years ago after being disappointed with the mediocre
stories through the 90s. But when I looked through some
Straczynci issues in Spider-Man, I started up again and
have been collecting more than ever thanks to new writers
such as Bendis, Hickman, Brubaker, and so forth.

How many comics are in collection approximately?
Roughly 8500.

What do you like to collect?
I've been a Marvel fan forever, so the vast majority of
what I collect comes from them, Spidey, Hulk, Avengers,
etc., although I have been collecting much more of DC's
stuff lately ever since Identity Crisis and John's work
on Green Lantern.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?

Spider-Man, no doubt, over 1,000 in that stash alone.


Edited by ArteestX - 29 January 2012 at 12:12am

kennyyeager
Posted: Jan 29 2012 | IP Logged
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 14 April 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 475

My Public Stash

Punisher79 wrote
I am a sucker for the 90's comics, the ones with foil covers, polybagged with a trading card...all of those gimmick comics.

Woohoo! I'm not alone! haha

Seriously. I'm working on collecting a few older series right now... ones that interest me, aren't really available in TPB form, and are fairly
inexpensive
on a per-issue basis. Namely, I'm snatching up Azrael, Cable, and Deathstroke, getting most issues for around a buck a piece through the StashMyComics
affiliate store.

Not sure why, exactly, but something about those comics appeal to me. Many people I know hate on 90's comics, but I love 'em. They gave me Gambit! :D

@LeonBelmontX: Yay! You read my article! haha


Edited by kennyyeager - 29 January 2012 at 12:50am



__________________
-Kenny
DCUO (PS3) Villains: Rocco Bennett, Captain Ampere, KendrikTheRed, Chillaxis
Game stream: www.Twitch.TV/KendrikTheRed
Blog: www.KennyYeager.com
tazdvl
Posted: Feb 4 2012 | IP Logged
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 20 January 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 1

So how did you start collecting?

Some day at school friends talk about the new number that was out, i take a look at there comic and bang it hit me.


How many comics are in collection approximately?

over 1000


What do you like to collect?

I like a lot Wolverine and Gen 13, but at first i look at the art work, it's a primordial thing for me. Even if the story is good if the artwork is not ugly i dont buy it

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?


Wolverine and Gen 13 are my top comic but i have a lot of Vampirella, and Cable







__________________
La Tuque, Quebec, Canada
Nuriel
Posted: Feb 5 2012 | IP Logged
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 28 July 2010
Location: Poland
Posts: 188

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

JasonNewcomb wrote
You come to Canada sometimes?

Whoa, I totally missed your post.

Nah, it's too expensive. I was in Canada (Toronto to be
exact) to look over my cousins at the age of 5 and 7 as far
as I recall, so my uncle paid for flight and my stay. Since
they are in their teens, I don't think they need a
babysitter anymore :p. I loved Toronto for it's diversity
and lots of parks.
bluerosekiller
Posted: Feb 21 2012 | IP Logged
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 26 September 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 15

My Public Stash
My Public Wish List

So how did you start collecting?

There were comic books in my life from my earliest
memories. Growing up with two older sisters, I remember
them both being big fans of all the ARCHIE titles as well
as all sorts of romance comics. My parents bought me
comics too & lots of 'em as a wee lad, but the first
comic book that I distinctly recall owning was AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN #78. Which my Mom got for me at the local
drugstore when I was 8.
From that day on I was hooked & was seriously into
collecting by the time I was ten. And, it being the early
'70s, I was able to put together complete or near
complete runs of all the most popular Marvel titles
within a few years time ( with plenty of help from my
parents, of course ).
I continued collecting all the way up until I was 18,
when, as I was preparing to go to college I decided to
not only stop collecting, but to sell off my 3500 comics
as well. Which I did in short order, against my parents
wishes, for just a fraction of what they were worth at
the time. Something that I began to regret damned near
immediately afterwards.
Fact is, I was so sick about it that I could barely look
at a comic book for years without being tormented by
feelings of remorse. Seriously.
So much so that in the mid-'90s when I began to collect
all the Topps THE X-FILES comics, I didn't consider it to
even remotely be a return to comic collecting, I just
looked at it as adding to my X-FILES memorabilia
collection.
It wasn't until two years ago in 2010 that I got back
into comic book collecting.
Initially, I had just gone into my LCS to look for the
first issue of Dark Horse's reboot of an old favorite of
mine in CREEPY, which I'd read a story about in FANGORIA
magazine. But, once I got inside the shop, something just
"clicked" & I walked out with a stack of books. At 48
years old, some 30 years removed from the last time I'd
collected, I became a comic book collector again.
And here I am at 50, enjoying the hobby more than I have
at any other time of my life.

How many comics are in collection approximately?

At the moment, I'm just a wee bit shy of 1300.

What do you like to collect?

Too many titles for my budget that's for sure! LOL
But, my focus is predominantly on Spider-man & horror
titles.
ASM, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, AVENGING SPIDER-MAN, 30 DAYS OF
NIGHT, FERALS, DARK SHADOWS, SWAMP THING, BATMAN & a
handful of others are on my pull list.
With my back issues focus being on ASM, ULTIMATE SPIDER-
MAN, CROSSED & WEST COAST AVENGERS.

Which title/character is most found in your
collection?

Spider-man.

__________________
Jim
Page of 8
Next Post Reply