Time to boast and brag!! How many of these top 100 Hottest Comics do you own?
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I presently have 46 out of the first 100.  

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84/100, but I’ve been collecting for 45 years so I bought most of them when they were brand new—or still pretty cheap as back issues. 

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A big fat zero and honestly I don't want any of the ones on that list. All I have out of the top 500 golden age is Suspense #11.

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26 of the top 100

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I stopped counting. Those X-Men books really got my numbers up. :banana:

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On 2/16/2019 at 3:05 PM, 1950's war comics said:

i think i have 4 Ms Marvel #1 alone ... might be time to unload :idea:

Haha I have 3 myself. Probably time for a fire sale

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46 or 47, cant remember which Punisher magazine I have.  I like that list much better.  The first one full of Spidey keys would impress a lot of the monkeys on Facebook, but when old time boardies have flushed all of that for better stuff, it's not much to brag about.

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Nice list, thanks for sharing! I have either had it and sold it or currently own...all but one.

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31 of first 100, but I have no intention of collecting some of them on the list.

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45/100.

Out of the ones I don’t have, only 3 books stood out to me as ones I would like to pick up eventually. The other half of the list doesn’t interest me.

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On February 21, 2019 at 5:14 PM, seredynskib said:

45/100.

Out of the ones I don’t have, only 3 books stood out to me as ones I would like to pick up eventually. The other half of the list doesn’t interest me.

I've also got 45, and like you, I don't have much interest in most the others!

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32/100. Though the 2nd half of the 80's I when my collecting got sporadic and started to wind down.  For ex I have Spider-Man 295-9 to then 307.....

What was I thinking the month after 299?

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20 of the first 100

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On 2/25/2019 at 8:24 PM, Chett*Eye*Knight said:

I've also got 45, and like you, I don't have much interest in most the others!

Marvel fans think alike!

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I spent a few weeks finding and reading the top ten comics from each of the four eras in the list.  Mostly read reprints, some Comixology, etc.

It was a fun project, I looked up the writers and artists who were unfamiliar to me and took my time.

I realize the list is the most frequently traded books and it's weird to use that as a reading list. The list really only speaks to the speculative side of the hobby (IMO) but that was most of the fun for me because I don't like the speculative side of the hobby . I normally wouldn't look at some of these books.  I hoped to stumble upon some cool stuff that I would never find normally and learn some history.

The quality of the Golden Age EC books stands head and shoulders above the rest of the books of any era, IMO.  I am an EC fan and I expected that. I only wish that Al Feldstein et al didn't overuse narration so much in the writing.  It can kill the flow of the visual story and without that one flaw I think the ECs would be perfect books.

No surprises in the Silver Age.  The top 10 were all Marvel.  I'm not a superhero fan but I am interested in what Marvel has done for the comics industry so I've read a lot of those before.  I re-read everything to get it fresh in my head. Fun stuff, occasionally brilliant art.

From the Bronze Age I enjoyed the 1982 Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Wolverine ninja mini-series. It was new to me and made going through the list worth the time to find it. Loved the concept, the art, and the visual story telling but I struggled through a bit of awkward writing around time lapses in the storyline.

From the Modern age none of the books stood out for me. Mostly serviceable, I suppose, but a few were borderline unreadable.  I did think it was fun to see an old Donald Trump reference buried in The Amazing Spider-Man 361 (1992, 1st full Carnage app.)

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