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« on: November 08, 2019, 09:55:37 pm »

I realised recently I was frightfully close to completing a couple of major Marvel runs. I acquire the odd back issue here and there, but it wasn't until I really counted up the missing issues of some of these titles that I got quite excited. I've now found myself way more interested in hunting comics on ebay than collecting toys and statues.

Is this a mid-life-collector crisis?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 01:07:14 pm »

I don't know about crisis, but getting older has certainly changed my perspective.  I completed my run on Savage Dragon while dropping paper copies of modern comics drastically.  The onslaught of toy nostalgia inching away from our generation, combined with the massive price increases we've seen in the last decade, I'm finding it easier to pull back on toys as well.  Although, I think my spending remains about the same.  $20/each is already killing my budget.  The tariff increases are really going to hurt.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 11:22:03 am »

I'm working on complete runs of Daredevil, Conan, and GI Joe at the moment.  About 70 issues short of Daredevil 1-current.  Joe missing about 20 issues of the Marvel run, and maybe another 20 or so of the IDW revival.

I keep getting sidetracked, though.  I started and completed runs of several X-books - not complete runs, but runs of the time I was most attached to them.  Uncanny 101-300, X-Factor 1-50, Excalibur 1-50 etc.  And then there's Howard the Duck, Alpha Flight, Micronauts, Rom...
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 02:20:26 am »

Those are some great titles to chase.

I can't believe how many runs I have that are incomplete, but really shouldn't. Alpha Flight, New Mutants, West Coast Avengers, etc. Searching single issues on ebay is a pain.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 06:51:50 pm »

I've gotten all of the Byrne AF, now picking off issues here and there.  Most of the first 50 down.

Unfortunately, I've apparently also now started Marvel Star Wars Vol 1...
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 01:36:58 pm »

Unfortunately, I've apparently also now started Marvel Star Wars Vol 1...

That's gotta be pricey.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2019, 07:01:59 am »

So far I've been fairly lucky getting them on the cheap, but I'm sure it will get worse.

I really need to focus on getting the DD run complete.
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