Legion of Superheroes collecting thread
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I posted my "personal grail" story previously in the Adventure Comics thread, but figured I'd memorialize it here in the official Legion thread.... :P

 

While I of course someday dream of owning a 247 and various other early Legion keys, my own most personal beloved issues came from this DC digest that came out in the early 80s:

 

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This little book launched my love for this hobby when I was just a kid -- Shadow Lass introduced, the Fatal Five, Dark Circle invasion, and Karate Kid kicking their Circle , destruction of the Legion HQ.....

 

The Legion remains my absolute favorite group and series to this day, much more so the classic characters than all of the reboot versions. In any event, for whatever reason, it never occurred to me that I could some day own the original issues from the digest until a few years back. Once I did though, I knew I needed some of the best copies around to round out my collection of this one very personal corner of my collection. Here are the main three issues from that digest:

 

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Good stuff! That magic from our initial encounter(s) with those certain characters is what we all try to recapture.

 

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While the classic Legion characters will always be my favorite ones by far, I did feel compelled to put together this personal bind from the Legionnaires / Lost Legion years. At the time, these issues were fairly difficult to find, and were not in any trade format. So I said screw it, let me just make my own....

 

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Wow! What a cover! It's astonishing what present day desktop technology makes possible.

 

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:bump:

Has anybody picked up anything new lately?

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Has anybody picked up anything new lately?

 

:shy: Would a nicely presenting low grade Adventure #247 count?

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Saw a sweet 9.4 adventure comics 300 in an upcoming auction. :o:cloud9:

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Has anybody picked up anything new lately?

 

:shy: Would a nicely presenting low grade Adventure #247 count?

 

Why yes, that would count. If someone had such a thing. :grin:

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Has anybody picked up anything new lately?

 

:shy: Would a nicely presenting low grade Adventure #247 count?

 

Why yes, that would count. If someone had such a thing. :grin:

 

I'll get a photo or two up when I get a chance. Seemed like a good reason to bump the thread.

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Adventure 247 is the greatest SA book ever, so it's always good when more people post their copies!

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Has anybody picked up anything new lately?

 

:shy: Would a nicely presenting low grade Adventure #247 count?

 

Why yes, that would count. If someone had such a thing. :grin:

 

I'll get a photo or two up when I get a chance. Seemed like a good reason to bump the thread.

 

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It has about a 2 inch spine split at the top and 1/2 inch split at the bottom, but both staples are secure in the cover and centerfold. I think I did ok.

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Great book. Can I play?

 

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Can't match those 247s, but I did find a reader Adventure 267 for next to nothing.

This whole "keys only" mentality can be a real windfall. Nobody wants the second anything, it seems.

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Would anyone happen to know who owns this? I'd like to make them an offer...

 

 

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Wow, what a rarity!

 

let's bid on it for fun.

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Can't believe that I never posted in this thread. The legion was my favorite book as a kid. I think 335 was my first issue. I think I for each one until a few months after Supergirl took over the title. I stopped collecting then and did not start up again until close to 15 years later.

 

Anyway here are a few of the scans I have.

 

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Can't believe that I never posted in this thread. The legion was my favorite book as a kid. I think 335 was my first issue. I think I for each one until a few months after Supergirl took over the title. I stopped collecting then and did not start up again until close to 15 years later.

 

Anyway here are a few of the scans I have.

 

adv267.jpg

 

 

adv290.jpg

 

adv293.jpg

 

Great books. Love pre-Adventure Comics 300 Legion Appearances. Your 267 is a sweet copy. Hard to find in that grade.

 

 

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Wow, what a rarity!

 

let's bid on it for fun.

 

 

..... 5K .......thrill bid in. GOD BLESS....

 

-jimbo(a friend of jesus) (thumbs u

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a few more early appearances.

 

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copy 2

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here are a few more that I already have scanned. I think i have almost all of the Silver age appearances. When i started recollecting that was the first title i actively pursued. The the collections and groupings I bought of eBay I likely have dups of 1/2 of those books.

 

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