Biggest hole(s) in your collection
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A thought from another thread ... 

What are the biggest hole(s) in your collection? An artist that is missing? A page from an issue? From an arc? Here's the key ... what examples would you like to have in your collection that you don't currently have? 

Off the top of my head (and subject to editing later)

  • Arthur Adams 
  • Tim Sale Hulk grey page
  • Jack Kirby Hulk
  • Twice up silver age page with the Hulk
  • Bronze era Hulk cover

 

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This is a great topic! My collection is fairly new so lots of holes...but

  • Paul Smith X-men Page (175 preferred)
  • Ron Wilson Thing 5 page (this was my first comic)
  • John Byrne X-men page (never going to happen)
  • Tim Sale.. anything not superman but super herp

That is off top of my head... so many more i can list but that would be my tops...

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Joe Schuster - Superman drawing

Joe Kubert - Enemy Ace page

Jack Kirby - Silver Surfer

Dave Stevens - Betty Page page

Horror EC page Jack Davis, Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Al Feldstein

Murphy Anderson - Adam Strange and Spectre

Charles Schultz - Early Peanuts daily strip

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3 hours ago, Unstoppablejayd said:

This is a great topic! My collection is fairly new so lots of holes...but

  • Paul Smith X-men Page (175 preferred)
  • Ron Wilson Thing 5 page (this was my first comic)
  • John Byrne X-men page (never going to happen)
  • Tim Sale.. anything not superman but super herp

That is off top of my head... so many more i can list but that would be my tops...

Maybe I am not up with the latest lingo, but what is super herp? ah, autocorrect solved it, super hero.

Malvin

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I keep a list because I'm forgetful. Well, two lists - stretch goals that seem unlikely and goals that might be possible.

Alex Comic Art Want List (Stretch Goals)

  • Swan/Klein Superman or LSH page
  • Shuster Superman
  • Kirby Thor or New Gods page
  • Marshall Rogers Detective (Batman) page from his wonderful run with Steve Englehart and Terry Austin
  • Sprang Batman
  • Everett Sub-Mariner page
  • Mayer Scribbly page (if there are any; I saw one once, but couldn't buy it. :( )

On the possible horizon are:

  • Swanderson Superman page
  • Aparo B&B page (art and letters by Jim)
  • Steve Ditko Creeper

Special cases:

  • The splash to JLA 29 (1st series) or the cover, but I'd prefer the splash.
  • Cover to The Official Legion of Super-Heroes Index #1. The cover to #2 would work, but it's in David Mandel's collection and I doubt that I could pry it loose. :)

I can't afford any of these, but ...

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Comic Strips

  • Skippy strip by Percy Crosby [Never seen one for sale. :( ]
  • Peanuts by Charles Schulz [Just takes money. :) ]
  • Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson [Fakes available, but unless I rob the Billy Ireland, won't happen. :( ]
  • Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson [There are a few in the wild.]

There are a number of other pages and strips of interest, but they are less hard to get.

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2 hours ago, RabidFerret said:

- Watterson Calvin & Hobbes - The biggest artistic influence of my youth that I don't have an example by yet.

- A great Keown Hulk page

- BWS panel page of The Thing

I missed CH by Watterson on my list of course. So hard to obtain I guess I blacked it out of my data bank to ease the pain.

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2 hours ago, batman_fan said:

Everything done by Sal Buscema

Peanuts Sunday

Romita Spiderman page, preferably with a villain

Did I mention Sal Buscema

You're the only one with courage to say All Sal. Also shame on me the minute I saw batman_fan I'm like, "How the _ _ _ _ did you leave a Peanuts daily and or Sunday off your list? 

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