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X-Men.. A complete run journey.



I have roughly 8000 books, mostly bronze and copper age, peppered with silver, and a handful of golden, all completed with some moderns.
First comic I bought was Web of Spiderman 17, at the local Circle K store in denver colorado.
I did some weekend work at the mile hi comics warehouse at one point, and was paid in back issues of web of spiderman.
I immediately fell in love with the X-men, and #207 was my first issue.
Since I purchased that #207, I have completed a run from 94-544, with the annuals, and giant size issues.  #94 is CGC 8.5 Universal. Currently working on 1-93, and have only 33 issues remaining, with the main one being #1.

I've managed to buy about 4000 bulk comics, which included a run from 144-350 or something like that, so I have duplicates.  

I'm primarily a Marvel fan, but do have a fair amount of DC, with my focus being on the Flash.  That run will be probably the next complete set I work on.  I went through the Image phase, missed the walking dead, but have a nice set of Peter Panzerfaust, with a #1 CGC 9.8 that I enjoy.

I've recently started browsing again after the divorce was final, and have ventured out to the shops, antique stores and CON's as they happen.

I'm in the bay area now, and my comic shop of choice was Flying Colors.  BUT, I don't purchase new comics any more.  The last new comic I bought was the Death of Wolverine series, and so now my time is spent filling in the holes from 1963 to a few years ago.

So, I thought I'd throw this up here to keep a running documentation of where I'm at, and to share with those that may be curious.



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Here is the current inventory, after just picking up a number 2...

Red is what I'm missing. 
I have all annuals and Giant Size issues.  Working on getting scans up to my site.

























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Assuming the red boxes are what you don't have you're very close! Keep us updated! I'm about 84 books away from completing my Flash run. I'll race you to the finish line?

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10 hours ago, flashlites said:

Assuming the red boxes are what you don't have you're very close! Keep us updated! I'm about 84 books away from completing my Flash run. I'll race you to the finish line?

Red is missing.

How is it trying to get a complete flash run? The earlier ones seem harder to find than the earlier X-Men. 

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It's going to start getting harder. The key books are way outside my price range. All I can hope for is maybe an incomplete or cover less copy. Those don't come up that often. I have about 60 late SA early bronze to get. Those will be easy. But the 20 or so SA books will be tough. I ran across a guy with thousands is SA books on Monday. Want me to ask him if he has any X-Men left?

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Congratulations so far! I have about 1/3 to 1/2 of #1 - 93 and the a run from #94 to #310. I will probably never buy many books past #310 as it's not really my genre. #1 may be out of my financial reach as well. But I still plug away at the SA titles and some BA upgrades. The Byrne run hit me as an early, impressionable teen and I love them to this day. I'm proud to say I was a Wolverine fan before it became in fashion. lol

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