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WOLVERINE25TH

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A necessity. Ya know we love 'em, 'specially since many o' us weren't around fer some o' comics' best days. But, my question to you is when ya go backissue shoppin', what do you look fer? Specific titles? Cheap prices? Any old comic yer missin'? Give us an insight to how yer mind works.
 
As I currently have everything that I want, the only thing that I need as a back issue is Amazing Fantasy #15.

:)
 
I'm looking to get Steve Gerber's "Foolkiller" mini... possibly Man-Thing as well...
 
It's funny, but I rarely ever buy back issues. I don't seem to enjoy comics as much as when they're coming out.
 
rigel7soldiers said:
I'm looking to get Steve Gerber's "Foolkiller" mini... possibly Man-Thing as well...

I'd love to get my hands on an entire Man-Thing run (from the original series), as well as an entire Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth (59 issues) run.

But it's not something that I look for.

:)
 
Usually the only back issues I'm interested in are issues that give me insight into specific characters. But I plan on tracking down everything I'm missing from the Thunderstrike, Deadpool, and New Warriors series... someday.
 
There is this weird comic store downtown, they only sell back issues. The guy just has bins and bins and bins of comics starting at 3 for a dollar moving up to a max of five dollars. The comics are in great condition (not mint but they arent faded ripped or dogeared or anything). Every couple of months i go there and drop fifty bucks on a million comics. so far i have gotten an almost complete run of x factor, all the punisher titles, the west coast avengers, both vision and scarlet witch series, ghost rider, moon knight, cloak and dagger you name it. the comics are so cheap that i buy anything i have even a passing interest in, and i buy as many as i can.
 
I recently started buying back issues of Moonknight and I'll be hunting for ones of Cloak and Dagger, Batman and Spider-Woman soon, and any issues of Spidey that I do not have in my collection to fill in the spaces. :)
 
In the late 80's, I sold my original collection, which I would later regret. (The dreams were the worst. I would dream of finding a great collection of comics for a great price; then, I'd wake up and realize it was just a dream.) After starting collecting again, I would never sell, unless I got tired of something. (Like I have a complete collection of Image for about 4-5 years that I wouldn't cry over if I got rid of.) Now, I am buying stuff that I remember from my previous collection. (Like, I just got on ebay the complete collection of SpiderWoman for $50.00 and the complete collection of Marvel Fanfare for $20.50.) Now, if I could just get back my original collection of Star Wars!


Phaed
 
I usually buy back issues to fill in holes in a series. The last few years I've been working on the Avengers. I now have issues #34-current and 11 of the first 33.
 
I buy for a lot of reasons. My main goal in my comicbookcollecting life is to own everything X-Men and X-Men related. So right now my goal in that is to get every issue of all the ongoings. I know that sounds like a big goal but I'm actually doing quite well. I have almost everything that's come out since the early 90's save the last few issues and the first few issues of Wolverine's stuff (I got so mad about the relaunch that I just didn't buy anything, so I'm missing about 10 issues there). So I have the full runs of X-Force and X-Men and everything that's come out since. I also have all of X-Factor save about 15 or so,.. and about half of the New Mutants. And I have Uncanny from 122 up (and I also have 118 and 119). Plus I have 3/4 of the minis that ever came out (Wolverine stuff is what I'm mostly missing). So I have a great jump on that, and I'm only 23 so I have plenty of time to get the rest.

Other than X-Men I go to collect things I'm missing gaps in like New Warriors (only 10 or so left to get), Spiderman stuff, and just any other stories that sound good.
 
rigel7soldiers said:
I'm looking to get Steve Gerber's "Foolkiller" mini... possibly Man-Thing as well...

Very nice. :up:

I've actually seen some people compare that mini to Watchmen, believe it or not. Need to read it myself...
 
Heh don't worry, Jewish, my goal's a lot loftier: to own every Marvel. Ever.

Basically, I buy on a budget. So, my first priority is always what deal I c'n get on what issue an' from where. Nothin' like a li'l comparison shoppin'. Now, certain times I try to keep my eye open fer key issues, but I'll generally just pick a series an' buy as many issues I'm missin' from there an' move on to th' next until I reach my goal. An', if it ever truly came down to it, a decidin' factor in what I would get or not would be how cool a cover looks. Condition plays no factor fer me, although I do try to get a good deal on th' higher grades as much as possible. May as well get th' most outta yer buck, right?
 
WOLVERINE25TH said:
Heh don't worry, Jewish, my goal's a lot loftier: to own every Marvel. Ever.

Basically, I buy on a budget. So, my first priority is always what deal I c'n get on what issue an' from where. Nothin' like a li'l comparison shoppin'. Now, certain times I try to keep my eye open fer key issues, but I'll generally just pick a series an' buy as many issues I'm missin' from there an' move on to th' next until I reach my goal. An', if it ever truly came down to it, a decidin' factor in what I would get or not would be how cool a cover looks. Condition plays no factor fer me, although I do try to get a good deal on th' higher grades as much as possible. May as well get th' most outta yer buck, right?

Wow,.. that's awsome man! I'd like to hear what all you own sometime and how many comics you have overall. I have right around 4,000 or so if I had to guess, Mostly X-Men stuff and Spidey stuff with some other randomness thrown in there.
 
Well, at the moment I have 7960 comics, 7479 of them Marvels. If you wanna know what I got could always send ya a copy o' my list, all ya gotta do is ask. (In th' meantime still tryin' to figger out where an' how to post it OL).
 
Add on to the question: Are you satisfied just getting to read the stories, as in an Essential volume, or do you have to own the actual copy? Also, do you buy to sell at a future date, or will you hold onto them until you die?

Phaed
 
I'm perfectly satisfied just reading the stories any way I can. I bought the 40 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man CD set and I'll be just as content reading those as I would the actual comics. Well, not just as content because I prefer solid things I can hold to reading comics on my computer, but still, it'll do.
 
Me too. I practically fell over when I saw the 40 years of Spidey on the Best Buy shelves. I hadn't heard about that before, and I examined the box thinking, "OK, what's the catch? Is is just covers???" Can't wait for Fantastic Four. I've been dying to relive an old issue I had as a young kid where Reed was stuck in the Negative Zone and there was a fake Reed getting it on with Sue.

Phaed
 
I'm satisfied with just th' stories as I buy Essentials, but as I said, my goal includes ownin' every issue. Unfortunately, it's impossible fer me to own th' 60s ones so Essentials hafta do. Fer now.
 
WOLVERINE25TH said:
A necessity. Ya know we love 'em, 'specially since many o' us weren't around fer some o' comics' best days. But, my question to you is when ya go backissue shoppin', what do you look fer? Specific titles? Cheap prices? Any old comic yer missin'? Give us an insight to how yer mind works.

I'm currently looking for the web of Carnage issues from SM.I'm interested seeing how the symbiote bonds with Ben Rielly
 
Spider-Carnage was cool. Check out Mile High Comics, they've currently got their 84% off sale goin'.
 

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