I really need to pay down the credit card.
Ok, so I got a little carried away buying stuff on ebay. I won't be able to add anything to my registry sets for a while. I think maybe a couple months. The good news is that I did get some good stuff. A copy of Incredible Science Fiction #31 from EC. A Bongo Comics FCBD issue signed by Bill Morrison.
I will still be looking for a few books I need, either graded or raw. I will also be looking on the registry at the new most recent additions other me
Autoghraped and signed to me by Josh Howard!
My friend Jax got me into comic books when she brought me along with her one year for Free Comic Book Day. My first love is the series Dead@17; the first comic of the small but growing collection was "Blood of Saints (3 of 4)" autographed by Josh Howard(and I got to meet)!
Here I come going for the top spot.
I know alot of people are into getting older comics and filling in spots in there collcetions of bronze, silver, and gold age comics. Unfortunatley that can be very expensive and not everyone has comics that go back that far sitting around waiting to be graded plus they are very hard to find.
Now me on the other hand I have decided to go for what I already have a ton of and is a much smaller set than some of these huge runs of comics that date back before
Current Status on my comic sets.
Well, it's been a slow go since my last update. Probably the biggest movement has been a 2,000 increase in my HOM set (with only a 4% improvement towards completion) and a BIG jump on my Ghosts set (78% to 91% completion) and Witching Hour set (70% to 83% completion).
Phantom Stranger (2nd)
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion
Journey into Mystery (2nd)
Can you guess which comics I am adding now?
Again I am buying Batman and Detective comics, and I picked up another Aquaman as well. Superboy continues to grow, but I am still not finding any competitions for these to register them.
Without a real game plan for building a set to completion or the like, I am recalling comics I once traded or filling gaps all over the place. I like building FF and DD, but again and again come back to Action and Detectives.
Remind me to submit half of my b
Bewitched with new Witching Hour additions.
Well, after four years of collecting this title, I moved from a paltry 45% to roughtly 75% with the acquisition of a collection from a fellow horror collector. It looks like this title is becoming more challenging than I initially thought...but I hope to have this being more or less wrapped up in a couple of years.
Giant Size Spider-Man #4
I've finally managed to buy an affordable 'Giant Size Spider-Man #4' (CGC 8.5, not the best grade but good enough for me).
This book has eluded me for some time due to the inflated demand for it recently and considering that Including P&P I paid $69, when the 'Overstreet' guide for this book is around $90 raw, I think it's a snip.
Moving on to the next target 'Amazing Spider-Man #300' CGC, I somehow wonder whether I'll get it under -'Overstreet' guide price, pr
After more than 2 years on eBay, I've found a New Teen Titans number 4!
Many thanks to eBay's adouglaw. At long last, I've been able to secure a 9.6 white page copy of NTT (1980) number 4. I believe this book to be very rare in 9.6 white or better. As soon as it is received I'll be posting it and a white page 9.8 number 46 I picked up to my set.
I just realized another reason for adding stuff to the registry.
I know that the registry is sort of a way to show off way I got. I've been online alot today looking at ebay and other sites. I started to realize that I couldn't remember everything in my collection. The registry provides a easy listing of what I have and the condition it's in. No more accidential dupes. Thanks CGC.
Peter David is one cool guy.
Today Peter David was signing comics at my comic shop. I got Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman #17 signed and me, being the newb that I am, didn't know he wrote World War Hulk Prologue. I didn't bring mine and the shop didn't have any copies left either.
A guy about 2 places in front of me asked if Peter could sign a comic for his friend. Peter said no, not because it wasn't his but because the comic wasn't written by him! The guy asking for the autograph said
My Collection has started.
A couple weeks ago my brother brought me with him when he went to browse some new comics at a local comic book store. He had just recently got back into collecting after a long time.
I was amazed at all the comics. I had always drove by the store and saw nobody in it. I always wondered how the store stayed in business. After some thinking I decided I wanted to start collecting so I scheduled an appointment for my brother to drive me there to buy my first comi
I just purchased an Incredible Hulk 181 CGC 7.5 today + plus a reader copy.But I also got something else out of the transaction.
I just purchased an Incredible Hulk 181 CGC 7.5 today + plus a reader copy.After I made the purchase and I was driving home from my local comic book store I had this weird feeling come over me.It was feeling I had not had in a long long time when leaving a comic book store.It was not until I got home and read the reader copy that I put my finger on it.
It was the s
This is how it all began.
One afternoon as I was wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles of the local People?s Drug while my dad filled a prescription; Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #10 caught my eye on the spinning comic book rack. The agony and equal perseverance the Mike Zech drawn Doctor Doom elicits on that cover struck me as something awesome. I HAD to have that comic. Just as my dad agreed to shell out the sixty cents to buy the book, Amazing Spider-Man #261 twirled around the r
Supergirl CGC 9.8 All issues 0-10 (including variants)
Well I recently and finally got the lat cover I needed to complete the set I was going for, Supergirl CGC 9.8 All issues 0-10 (including all variants). I had to very patient and wait for it to show up again on Ebay. The last cover I needed was the 3rd print of #1. Now I am on the hunt for Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes #17.
Superboy and The Legion of Superheroes #258
I'm sorry I don't have a scan, but I just had to write about this. After loosing on all the atlas titles I bid on over the weekend, I bid on this one. A 9.8 copy of this title. I loved Superboy when I was a kid and the legion issues where always the most fun. This was the last issue featuring Superboy in the title and the next issue was just The Legion Of Super-Heroes. I don't have copies of almost all the legion issues but none of them would come cl
I'm still having trouble bidding against better funded collectors.
I tried to get a few atlas-seaboard comics for my set but, was outbidded 5 times. I not sure what to think. I knew these comics would be hard but, I thought the demand was low enough that I would be able to win a least one lot. I'm just wondering, is there any series that a collector of modest means can try for?
I'm still going for this set and off course the joker set. When I'm done with these two, I think I will try for
Slabbed and Scanned...
I have finally completed my Batman GA run, and am in the process of scanning the books that are back from CGC. 1-50 are all done, with 2 exceptions (waiting on arrival), and I have about 25 books from 51-103 that are currently being graded. While I know I will never had the "best" set (Mile High, Larson, etc that I don't think possible to own), I hope to put together one of the best cgc graded sets.
Just a few thoughts about collecting CGC books.
When I first started collecting the CGC;s it seemed as the prices would never stop going up. Now the prices seem better but, more collectors are in.
My problem is that I don't have the money to compete with some of you. My solution is, to take my time and buy stuff raw to get graded or even buy lower grades.
The CGC has made this more fun than ever. I love the registry and plan to join as a paying member soon.
I don't know if I will try a
Justice League of America
Well I finally got my first CGC graded book. JLA #69. I couldn't wait for the ones that I submited, so when I saw it on ebay I said what the hell. Two days later it was in my hands. What a great day.
Merry Marvel Marching Society Member since 1964.
Raised in the atomic 60"s remember the cuban missle crisis. As a child I remember that eveing before we went to bed our father said. We'll be lucky to be alive the next day. My two brothers and I were raised on a farm 5 miles from Merrill, Oregon 30 miles outside of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Merrill had a grocery store and a pharmacy that sold comics. Klamath Falls had a news stand that also sold comics. In those days a dollar went a long way