Comic Books

HGKHGK Posts: 94
edited December 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
Any one out there collect comic books?
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    I used to collect, but now I just read 'em. I generally follow the writers from whom I can expect a consistently exceptional product. Writers like Brubaker, Bendis, David, JMS, Whedon, Abnett & Lanning would fall in that category.
  • HGKHGK Posts: 94
    I like the Superman and Action, pre 1980, and old Captain Americas. I like the old newsprint pages and the smell of the ink. The new books lack the old school feel
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 37,105
    used to about 25-30 years ago. Usually just Marvel (X-Men, X-Factor, GI Joe, Transformers, and a few others).
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  • HGKHGK Posts: 94
    You still have them? I have about 3500 of them
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    I still have my collection of around 400 books. I should also add to my original post that I'm a Marvel guy. Started with the X-men and spiralled out from there.
  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    Inidividual issues? Fables/Jack of Fables may be the only ones I have a complete run of, have a definite spot for Green Arrow too. Lots of trades cluttering up the house though.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 37,105
    i still have mine but only have about 50 or so. But this is my best one (actually i have the first 6 or so :D ) Albeit not in mint condition.

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  • StevieGStevieG OntarioPosts: 850
    My brother and I used to read/collect from about 1976 to 1984. Our faves were Spiderman, Conan, Sgt. Rock, G.I. Combat, Ghost Rider, just to name a few. I'd say we had between 1000-1500, not sure what happened to them. Just like all the other cool shit we had when we were kids, everything just disappeared. I wish we still had the hockey cards from back then. Had thousands of O-Pee-Chee's from the mid 60's until about 83 or 84. If we only knew then what we know now.

    Thanks for bringing back some fond memories. :)
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  • marcosmarcos Posts: 2,111
    I collected when I was younger but now just read them as someone else pointed out. I really got recharged with the new DC 52 thing but lost my way over the last couple of months.

    They are so much better now than when I was younger especially in regards to the art. And now you can buy them on the iPad or whatever tablet. While I obviously prefer the print with comics, at least I don't have to hide them when I have company in my apartment.

    I don't have a problem the idea of reading comics as juvenile, but other people, especially the ladies, will use it against you. And I have enough trouble explaining this Pearl Jam shit to people, I don't want to add fuel to the fire :D
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,218
    I used to collect them now it seems like every 4-5 years i get "back into it" :D

    I'm excited about a new one starting up later this spring that is written by an author i like China Meiville called Dial H it is going to be put out by DC. I will probably collect that.

    I got a Kindle Fire around christmas so my plan is to collect it on there.

    I love some of the stuff Vertigo has put out over the years like Preacher, Sandman, and Y the Last Man. In my hey day i was a marvel boy. Loved all the X-Men related comics, Thor, Avengers, Cap America, and Spiderman. Whenever i get pulled back in i always check in to see what the x-men are up to.

    I started collectin as a kid because of GI Joe and one day i got a "superhero" comic. It was when Classic X-Men was coming out and it happened to be the reprint of the last issue in the Dark Phoenix Saga when Colosas throws wolverine at Jean Grey and in the end jean "dies" That shit blew my mind and i was hooked from then on. I loved most of what Chris Claremont did with the Xmen
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  • HGKHGK Posts: 94
    marcos wrote:
    I collected when I was younger but now just read them as someone else pointed out. I really got recharged with the new DC 52 thing but lost my way over the last couple of months.

    They are so much better now than when I was younger especially in regards to the art. And now you can buy them on the iPad or whatever tablet. While I obviously prefer the print with comics, at least I don't have to hide them when I have company in my apartment.

    I don't have a problem the idea of reading comics as juvenile, but other people, especially the ladies, will use it against you. And I have enough trouble explaining this Pearl Jam shit to people, I don't want to add fuel to the fire :D

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  • i had about 10,000 pre pj20..

    sold them to fund my trip..

    not have a 3,000 ish left


    if your looking for anythig ask..lol i might have

    mostly had dc marvil darkhorse.
  • I still have my Wolverine #1 but have since sold all my others. Have been thinking about reading again since I started watching Big Bang Theory. hahahahaha
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  • KloddzKloddz Posts: 2,573
    Greatest comic character in history
    >
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  • HGKHGK Posts: 94
    Kloddz wrote:
    Greatest comic character in history
    >

    Superman number one
    Captain America Number two
    Batman Three
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  • HGK wrote:
    Kloddz wrote:
    Greatest comic character in history
    >

    Superman number one
    Captain America Number two
    Batman Three


    wtf


    batman #1
    the rest
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    I still have my Wolverine #1 but have since sold all my others. Have been thinking about reading again since I started watching Big Bang Theory. hahahahaha


    Number 1 of the regular series or the Mini Series?
  • I still have my Wolverine #1 but have since sold all my others. Have been thinking about reading again since I started watching Big Bang Theory. hahahahaha


    Number 1 of the regular series or the Mini Series?

    Regular.
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  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    Ah me too, that mini series one would be sweet to have.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 11,298
    Did anybody else click on this link expecting it to be about a band or album called Comic Books?

    Anywho, I never got into collecting but I've read my fair share. My buddy's brother has the most bodacious collection of Spiderman junk I've ever seen. I mean it rivals some of the PJ collections I've seen on here.
  • DewieCox wrote:
    Did anybody else click on this link expecting it to be about a band or album called Comic Books?

    Anywho, I never got into collecting but I've read my fair share. My buddy's brother has the most bodacious collection of Spiderman junk I've ever seen. I mean it rivals some of the PJ collections I've seen on here.

    There is a new reality TV show coming out about a comic book store. Kind of like those pawn shop shows.
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  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,210
    I had a lot of the GI Joe comics
    Also liked Elfquest..that one was awesome.

    And a weird series called Groo the Wanderer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groo_the_Wanderer)
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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    I had a lot of the GI Joe comics
    Also liked Elfquest..that one was awesome.

    And a weird series called Groo the Wanderer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groo_the_Wanderer)

    Groo's Great! Sergio Aragones from Mad!
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  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,210
    merkinball wrote:
    I had a lot of the GI Joe comics
    Also liked Elfquest..that one was awesome.

    And a weird series called Groo the Wanderer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groo_the_Wanderer)

    Groo's Great! Sergio Aragones from Mad!

    oh man, I knew something seemed familiar!
    I doubted anyone would know/remember Groo! :)
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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262

    oh man, I knew something seemed familiar!
    I doubted anyone would know/remember Groo! :)

    I go to San Diego Comic Con every year, Sergio's everywhere there so Groo comes up in his panels. Good read.
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  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    Approaching 19k comics, comic tpb's, graphic novels and hardcovers....I''m a little all over the comic book spectrum.....a lot of DC books (including Vertigo), some Marvels, some Avatar titles, some Dynamite books, the Robert E. Howard character stuff from Dark Horse and various others.

    Been on an "Incredible Hulk" binge during the last six months or so....my Valentine's gift from my wife was six or seven issues of the Hulk b&w magazine from the late 1970s.
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  • KloddzKloddz Posts: 2,573
    HGK wrote:
    Kloddz wrote:
    Greatest comic character in history
    >

    Superman number one
    Captain America Number two
    Batman Three
    I was pointing to Calvin on the right, but OK. :mrgreen:
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,218
    tybird wrote:
    Approaching 19k comics, comic tpb's, graphic novels and hardcovers....I''m a little all over the comic book spectrum.....a lot of DC books (including Vertigo), some Marvels, some Avatar titles, some Dynamite books, the Robert E. Howard character stuff from Dark Horse and various others.

    Been on an "Incredible Hulk" binge during the last six months or so....my Valentine's gift from my wife was six or seven issues of the Hulk b&w magazine from the late 1970s.
    That is a really cool present!
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  • maynardsuxmaynardsux Posts: 1,018
    Loved collecting them when i was younger and fortunately kept the majority of them.....was a big fan of Marvel back in the day, Spiderman, X-Men and Daredevil (with Frank Miller).....but always had a love for Batman, mainly because of the Joker...."The Killing Joke" is absolutely beautiful

    Just recently got back into collecting them but unfortunately, time constraints rarely allow me the time to read them :D (i'll get around to them someday!) I strongly recommend anything done by GARTH ENNIS, the man is brilliant!!...his series "THE PREACHER" is perhaps one of the best pieces of comic book writing i have ever read.....if you have time, two of his other series "The Boys" and "Crossed" are UNREAL!!! The content is brutal and borderline, but that's why i like it :lol:

    And i find another title, "Scalped" by Jason Aaron very underrated and a superb read
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    I agree, Ennis is a strong writer. Preacher was great, and his run on Punisher wasn't bad at all.
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