WHAT COMPLETE COMIC-BOOK RUNS HAVE YOU SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ?
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and how did you complete it, how long did it take, how hard was it to do, how satisfying was/is it ?

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The one I worked on the longest was the Tarzan Dell/Gold Key/DC series. There are/were 2 Four Color issues before starting it's 258 plus 11 annuals run.  Charlton managed 4 issues before having to cease and desist.  All before Marvel gave it a go in 1977.  I had bought them off the stands as a kid, during their Gold Key years, picking up the occasional older ones when they would turn up. And number 8 turned out to be the last one needed.  

     The real challenge is the full page Tarzan Sunday strips!  Those started Mar. 15th, 1931.  I'm missing 4-17, 5-1, & 5-15 from 1932. A bunch from 1933!  3-11 & 4-15 from 1934. 3-10 from 1935. 3-22 from 1936. I need a lot of the end of the year strips in 1937. But have 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, complete!

     I pick up the Tip Top & Sparklers with Tarzan covers, when I see them.  And there's still some early March of Comics to find. 

     There are just over 20 Tarzan Big Little Books, not counting premiums. And my copy of Tarzan Escapes did! I'll replace that one, and eventually find the premiums!  

     I do need the Large Feature Comic 5, and the Single Series 20 (Hal Foster) books still!  And, with any luck those and All Story Oct. 1912 will show up some day.

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When i got back into comics five years or so ago i concentrated on Atlas war comics and some other war runs..

Battlefield, Battlefront, War Action, War Adventures War Comics, War Fury Etc ...

the largest run was only 70 issues so not too hard.....

(too bad i did not go the complete opposite way of war and collected Love comics instead like Bakers and i would have been much farther ahead financially and Baker romance is awesome!)

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22 minutes ago, 1950's war comics said:

Great job on that 30 year quest to completion(thumbsu

One thing is for sure for run collectors.

Patience.:pullhair: is a lesson learned.

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This might sound stupid, because I did collect a couple dozen FF's in my youth, but I've just noticed what incredible covers the 1-100 run has

I'm seriously thinking of completing that run....

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11 minutes ago, fishbone said:

This might sound stupid, because I did collect a couple dozen FF's in my youth, but I've just noticed what incredible covers the 1-100 run has

I'm seriously thinking of completing that run....

Well that's an incredible run to collect.

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I have completed:

AF 15 and ASM 1 to present

Conan

Savage Sword of Conan

Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man

Marvel Team Up

Iron Man

I've been at this for 30+ years and it was hard pre- internet to find high grade raw copies. You "youngsters" have it easy with eBay and the many other auction sites :preach:

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2 hours ago, Jordysnordy said:

I have completed:

AF 15 and ASM 1 to present

Conan

Savage Sword of Conan

Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man

Marvel Team Up

Iron Man

I've been at this for 30+ years and it was hard pre- internet to find high grade raw copies. You "youngsters" have it easy with eBay and the many other auction sites :preach:

so true

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Black Goliath 1-5  :roflmao:

I am almost done with Nova, Inhumans, Invaders, and Iron Fist (all Bronze Age).

Not really close on completing any Silver Age runs.   But I'm'a trying....

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Planet Comics.

Perhaps the run I am most proud of and that was arguably the hardest to complete.

It took me several years.

I utilized many online resources, and bought from CGC board members and bought at local comic shows and conventions. I sacrificed other books to be able to afford the books that eluded me ( Planet 15! )

There are not many members of the complete Planet Comics run club worldwide.

I was trying to stick to 5.0 and above for copies. Other than a handful I attained that goal ( always room to upgrade which I am slowly doing ).

I completed lots of runs over my years collecting comics: Spider-man including AF15, Hulk including Tales to Astonish and all of his appearances, Conan both Marvel and Dark Horse, Savage Sword of Conan. Silver Surfer 1-18, etc, but I think the Planet run is the hardest run I have completed.

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1 hour ago, Artboy99 said:

Planet Comics.

Perhaps the run I am most proud of and that was arguably the hardest to complete.

It took me several years.

I utilized many online resources, and bought from CGC board members and bought at local comic shows and conventions. I sacrificed other books to be able to afford the books that eluded me ( Planet 15! )

There are not many members of the complete Planet Comics run club worldwide.

I was trying to stick to 5.0 and above for copies. Other than a handful I attained that goal ( always room to upgrade which I am slowly doing ).

I completed lots of runs over my years collecting comics: Spider-man including AF15, Hulk including Tales to Astonish and all of his appearances, Conan both Marvel and Dark Horse, Savage Sword of Conan. Silver Surfer 1-18, etc, but I think the Planet run is the hardest run I have completed.

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On 2/2/2018 at 10:30 PM, oakman29 said:

One thing is for sure for run collectors.

Patience.:pullhair: is a lesson learned.

Great work and sound advice 

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On 2/3/2018 at 10:30 AM, Jordysnordy said:

I have completed:

AF 15 and ASM 1 to present

Conan

Savage Sword of Conan

Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man

Marvel Team Up

Iron Man

I've been at this for 30+ years and it was hard pre- internet to find high grade raw copies. You "youngsters" have it easy with eBay and the many other auction sites :preach:

Impressive .... most impressive - as a hybrid ( at 37 I’m part youngster and part old school ) I do agree with that statement - but the one downside to completing full runs now is movie appearances which spike up issues to double / triple value almost overnight ...

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On 2/8/2018 at 1:21 AM, Old_Man_Adam said:

but the one downside to completing full runs now is movie appearances which spike up issues to double / triple value almost overnight ...

I agree with you 100% that's what's ruining the hobby for me, I nearly have a full set of Werewolf by night except 32, three short of a full run on Amazing Spider-man AF15 1, 2 and no hope of ever finishing these two runs. I'm not a fussy collector as I would gladly except a 2.0 as I love them raw. 

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14 hours ago, tv horror said:

I agree with you 100% that's what's ruining the hobby for me, I nearly have a full set of Werewolf by night except 32, three short of a full run on Amazing Spider-man AF15 1, 2 and no hope of ever finishing these two runs. I'm not a fussy collector as I would gladly except a 2.0 as I love them raw. 

I’m working on uncanny x-men now which has been a roller coaster of a ride #12 just spiked due to Deadpool , I find myself endlessly working on the run because as a completist ( shame on me ) I’m stuck , I even go out of my way unfortunately at times to not go after other issues - help ! Lol 

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42 minutes ago, Old_Man_Adam said:

I find myself endlessly working on the run because as a completist ( shame on me ) I’m stuck , I even go out of my way unfortunately at times to not go after other issues - help ! Lol 

Take your time now...When did this all start?

 

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2 hours ago, tv horror said:

Take your time now...When did this all start?

 

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It all dates back to when I started reading and comics were 50 cents....

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