I know Kevin Nichols through a guy that knows a gal. Small world!
If nihilism didn't take some delight in destruction one might suspect nihilists were an unnaturally morbid sort.
I think I have every appearance of Spider-Man from 1967 to 1990 or so. The only holes in that timeframe are: some random giveaway comics involving toothpaste, a couple Petey Parker stories, a few Spider-Ham stories, and much of Spidey Super Stories (those things tend to be damned expensive).
I only have a few random issues of the first 85 issues of Amazing Spider-Man, but I have access to all the issues in Ombinus/Masterworks, with which I'm content.
Spider-Man made too many guest appearances in the '90s, and I think I'm giving up on getting all of them, though I have a large number of them.
I have almost* every comic in which Spider-Man is the title character up until 2004 or so, when I started getting lots of things in trade. I have every main Spidey title up until the first issue of Brand New Day, when I started exclusively buying trades. I slowly but surely get most Spider-Man things Marvel puts into trade.
All told, I think my Spider-Man collection is some 2,500 comics, plus several trades and such. Though I might need to think a bit harder about that estimate. Definitely more than 2000 and I suspect it's still less than 3000 comics.
*I'm still missing a couple parts of the Planet of the Symbiotes, Untold Tales of Spider-Man #22, a couple issues of Spider-Man Unlimited, and probably a couple other things. EDIT: On closer inspection, I'm also missing a few issues of Spider-Man Adventures and Adventures of Spider-Man. I'm sure I'm overlooking a couple random things.
Last edited by Chris N; 09-25-2010 at 02:11 PM.
formerly coke & comics
Sleepwalker is Sandman done right. ~Tadhg
I only really keep trades. The one's I have:
Kraven's Last Hunt
Marvel Knights 1-12
New Avengers Vol 1
New Avengers Vol 2
New Avnengers [the magneto story]
Ultimate Spider-Man the Ultimate Collection
Ultimate Spider-Man [The First full GG story]
Ultimate Spider-Man [Venom]
Ultimate Spider-Man [The Clong Saga]
Ultimate Spider-Man [Death of a Goblin]
The Complete Clone Saga Vol. 1
I have single issue laying around, but not a collection
Spectacular Spider-Man (vol.1)
-1, 24 , 27 , 41 , 66 , 67 , 75 , 92 , 95 , 100-102 ,104-111, 117 , 120 , 123 , 126 , 133 , 134 , 148 , 158 , 171 , 175 , 200 , 205 , 212 , 214 , 217 , 219 , 220 , 222-263. Annuals : 3,7,8.
Peter Parker , Spider-Man :
-1 , 1 , 4, 5, 15 , 16 , 19 , 26 , 28 , 30 , 32 , 44 , 45 , 48-
54 , 56-98 . Annual : 1997
2, 5, 6, 7
Sensational Spider-Man (Vol.1)
0-33 . Annual 1996
Web of Spider-Man
4, 7, 8 , 50 , 56 ,57 , 65 , 67 , 99 , 100 , 105 , 108 , 114-119 , 121 , 123 , 124 ,126-129 . Annual 4
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
1-10 , 17.
Spectacular Spider-Man (vol.2)
1-9 , 11, 12, 14, 15,20 ,22
I also have the one shots and other stuff along the way as usual. Plus a reason I stopped gettin ASM back issues was because I have the 40 Years of ASM DVD.
"Heads up-- If Havok's position in UA #5 really upset you, it's time to drown yourself hobo piss. Seriously, do it. It's the only solution." - Rick Remender
Sucks 200 character limit.
I hated the cover of issue 312 of Amazing at the time, it put me off Spidey for years because I thought that this style was now the norm, just shows you what I knew. However a few of the recent issues are also putting me off because the art does not capture a good Peter Parker likeness. Although I would be the first to admit that I could not even begin to draw to that standard let alone say Gene Colan.
Essential Spider-Man 1
Essential Spider-Man 2
Marvel Premiere HC Death of the Stacys
Spider-Man Vs the Black Cat
Spectacular Spider-Man 100
Spider-Man: Son of the Goblin
Spider-Man: The Lost Years
Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives
Peter Parker Spider-Man 75 (the end of the clone saga)
(from here on, mostly TPB or complete arcs)
Amazing Spider-Man: Coming Home
Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations
Amazing Spider-Man: Until the Stars Turn Cold
Amazing Spider-Man: The Life and Death of Spiders
Amazing Spider-Man: Unintended Consequences
Amazing Spider-Man 500
Amazing Spider-Man: The Book of Ezequiel
Spider-Man: The Other
Amazing Spider-Man: Road to Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Amazing Spider-Man: Back in Black
Amazing Spider-Man: One More Day
Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol1
Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol2
Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol3
Amazing Spider-Man: Election Day
Amazing Spider-Man 600
Ult. Spider-Man: Power and Responsibility
Ult. Spider-Man: Learning Curve
Onward, to futility!
Fairly substantial. 62 issues away from a complete run on Amazing. Full runs on Web, Spectacular, Peter Parker, Sensational, Friendly Neighborhood, Adjective-less, Unlimited, Ultimate, and Spider-Man Family. Nearly complete run of Marvel Team-Up. Most mini-series. I think it's pretty safe to say that if Spidey appeared in a comic book after 1970, I probably have it (I'm sure I am missing some, but I would say most of his appearances I have). I do buy all variant covers to Spidey books, so I have most of them (except that Niagara Falls issue of Ultimate...I want it!). Plus a crapload of random toys, posters, trading card boxes, clothing, etc. Some original artwork. Stamps. Puzzles. All kinds of stuff that my wife doesn't understand.
You know what I don't have any of? The Randy Bowen statues. I don't know why. I love them, I just never bought one.