Well, I received my income tax return and that means one thing: Time to treat myself to a bunch of comics!
I was trying to tie up some loose ends and I did pretty well at it. I bought about 125 or so back issues I needed from various titles. Here are some of the runs I completed:
Wonder Woman #177-211! Finally finished the I-Ching era and got the elusive issues between I-Ching and 12 Labors.
Lois Lane #64-137! Issue #71 was annoying due to the 2nd part of the first SA Catwoman story
Action Comics #382-583!
World's Finest #244-322!
DC Comics Presents #11-97!
Invaders #1-41! Finished the full run plus annuals and giant-size
Overall, I'm pretty stoked. I am a bit disappointed that I wasn't able to finish off my Supergirl collection; I did pick up a couple issues, but I am still missing about a dozen between volumes one and two to have the whole solo Supergirl storyline from Adventure #381 through the end of Crisis. but I'm getting pretty close to having the full Superman Family continuity from the 1971 Denny O'Neill reboot up through the end of Crisis. Just need about a dozen Supergirl, a half dozen DC Comics Presents, a dozen Superman and about 30 issues of World's Finest (most of which aren't even really in continuity thanks to Bob Haney and his amazingly dumb "Sons Of" series). Plus some annuals.
I also spent slightly more than I was planning on these, so my plans to buy one big key in addition to these gap fillers will have to wait. I'm thinking I might try and save up a little more money for the Boston Comic Con and maybe buy a key issue there. We'll see.
But I sure have a lot of good reading ahead of me now that I've finished some of these runs and can really start digging in.