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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Truth or Dare

Sometimes the life of the collector is filled with obstacles, the books you are looking for aren't showing up.Or worse, they do become available but you can't afford them. Stuff gets lost in the mail and those NM comics you just bought turn out to be VGs.
But sometimes there is a nice problem to have ; where do I go next ?

In the beginning it's easy...you have nothing and you want everything. But then you come to a point where you have almost everything you want or can afford.
One ave
nue to take of course it to stop collecting (yeah right) and the other is to look in places previously disregarded. And this time I looked at Daredevil. It might sound strange, but before this month I had never bought a single DD comic, and the only ones I had ever read was the Frank Miller run in those Marvel trades. I'm ashamed to admit that I own the Marvel Masterwork reprinting the first ten issues, but have never taken it out of the plastic wrapper...and honestly I don't know why.

I can't be because I don't like the series as it's totally unknown to me. Even after watching the movie I had no desire whatsoever to start collecting the title at all. But about a month ago somebody sent me a bunch of comics and included a free Silver Age Daredevil comic. Now because I'm a bit weird when this happens I normally give the comic away as I only want complete series or long arcs and single comics frighten the life out of me. The other option is to actively start collecting the series. So I sat down and read the book...and liked it. I then took a look at some of the covers in the run and liked them even more. So I've now decided to start collecting Daredevil.

I'm shooting for Daredevil #1 - #100 and I'll see how long it will take me. Once I have all of them I'll read them back to back and hopefully enjoy them.
What's the worse that can happen ? If it's really not my cup of tea I'll just sell them on and hopefully make someone else happy in getting the complete Silver Age Daredevil without having to do all the work.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good choice!!! I've been collecting DD since vol. 1 # 294, got the oversized hardcovers of vol. 2 in spite of owning all the individual comics, plus bought the Frank Miller Visionaries collections. I've been eyeballing the Essentials for quite some time now, being a somewhat different collector than you are.... ;) Basically, I'd like to be able to read issues 1-293... somehow...!
Good luck on hunting down 1-100!


2:42 PM  
Blogger chromium said...

Thanks ! I'm pretty sure there is a decent chance that once I get 1-100 complete I'll probably continue and get the rest as well.
History has taught me nothing ;)

Oh and you know that Cheapcomics.com has the Essentials dirt cheap :)

2:46 PM  
Anonymous PeeDeBee said...

Tell me about it! I've been staring at their ad since it came in last night :D

4:10 PM  

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