I want to complete a few more runs. I'll probably complete Sin City in trade format and start working on one of my smaller runs like Hack Slash or Elflord or something. Also, buy more Bronze Age mags and more hardcover trades.
It's hardly a secret that something is badly wrong with me. - Dan B. in the Underworld
I am ... a condescending prick sometimes. But I usually mean to be. - Paradox
I'm not infallible. I just act like it. - Me
Oh, I thought we were talking about next years goals. It's already gonna be 2013
So all in all, made pretty good progress on the 2012 goals and am starting to formulate my 2013 goals now.
A lunatic is easily recognized...You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense...and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars.
After #100, well, that's a different story. The main reason to get them is that Grell was still doing covers occasionally and some of them are really good. But the book does become a mess after #100. But I think the post-Grell stuff up until #100, which for the most part forms one big epic from #73-100, is worth a read. Even the goofy stuff, like when Travis travels to the future and becomes President of the United States. What can I say, I have a soft spot for that story.
I only need about 10 more Kirby issues to have the Jan 1965-death portion of Jacks complete works. The tip of the iceberg, but I'm pretty sure my feet are wet.
My progress report:
No movement. Boxes still sitting there. Ug.Second, I want to trade (or sell) my 10 boxes of unwanted back issues for ... uh, wanted back issues.
I did indeed add to my Manning Tarzan run. I wasn't able to find the Batman Family issues or Infinity, Inc. 19, but I did find DC 2000 #1-2, which is quite hard to find (many retailers don't recall its existence), so I'm satisfied.Finally, I want to add to my Manning Tarzan run, get the last three issues of Batman Family I need, and get Infinity Inc. #19 so I can read the JLA/JSA crossover it's involved in.
I picked up maybe 5 issues of each of those three Batman books, but I didn't find any issues of the latter two titles at all.If I happen to see 1970s Batmans, Detectives, or Brave and Bolds I'm interested in for a surprisingly low price, I'll get them. Unfortunately, I suspect I'll instead be working on low-priced things like Weird War Tales and Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves.
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Never finished grading my stuff though...I would rather read and collect than worry too much about grading.
I did find a nice copy of ASM #248!! Loved reading that story.
Can't say that I added much more Cap to the collection...however I did branch out into Batman and, as we speak, I am eyeing some nice horror issues for which Neal did the covers. I am feeling that Batman and horror comics are going to be my next thing for the coming year.
And finally, I have yet to read any of those graphic books. Part of me wants to try and seek original issue for V for Vendetta but that could get pricey. I could always just zip on down to Chapters or wherever and get a new copy of these as TPBs but I like looking for older copies online.
So I guess I didnt do too bad...I recently added my 600th book to the collection. I am sure we will have a new thread in the new year with which to update some goals
Nah for the second too. My loss because in the last couple of months I've missed out on ordering some neat comic-books.
Boycott Marvel. Make Mine Kirby.
Congrats to all of you who accomplished your goals! I'm jealous.
Didn't get the Kirby/Simon romance book but I did find some of the others I mentioned. Continued to make progress in my search for the Warren and Marvel B&W's I want. Tales Calculated to Drive You Mad #8 remains elusive. Still not sure how far I want to go with Peanuts - no farther than 1974, for sure, but maybe not even that far.But I will keep trying to hunt down some classics with a view to reading them in a few years once I get everything together - Warren and Marvel b&w's, Tales Calculated to Drive You Mad, the last few Peanuts collections I want (only intend to go up to the early 70s as it tailed off sharply for me after that) ... I might start looking at some stuff from Charleton and a few other publishers apart from Marvel and DC. Also will be looking for European stuff - Druillet, Bilal, Caza, ... I especially want to get a copy of Moebius's and Jodorowsky's L'Incal with the original colours.
Think I might get that new Fantagraphics collection of restored Kirby/Simon romance comics too.
[edit:]Other than Quai d'Orsay the only Euro BD I ended up reading was the Tintin album Le Lotus Bleu, so didn't get as much done on that front as I'd hoped.
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