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Friday, November 21, 2008

You complete me

Well about 6 weeks I announced that I had just started collecting Daredevil and would try to finish #1 - #100 in a relative short time. As usual I went overboard and went completely Colonel Kurtz about the whole thing. After 6 weeks I can proudly (?) say that I only need 3 more issues to complete the entire run. I pestered and hounded everyone I knew to sell me the books and I'm sure it won't take that long until I get the 3 remaining books and I can read them back to back.

Here's a pic of issue #1.
I just love the old-school costume which I think was designed by Bill Everett and Jack Kirby. The red one is more dramatic and probably more iconic, but this one just plains rocks..even though his bum looks big in it (the stuff I notice when I read comic books...)

Anyway with a little luck I'll be able to complete this series before the end of the year. 2008 hasn't been my best year for completing series/runs. Of course the previous years were the salad years as was able to complete all the A-series. This year original art took most of my focus, time and not to mention money. But I've grown a little sour on art as the prices continue to soar into the stratosphere. So 2009 will hopefully see my return to the fold and will reap completed series galore.

I'm not sure, but the only series I think I completed this year was Captain America.
But I did start collecting a few other series/runs that I hoped to complete this year. Alas it was not to be, but I'm very close to some of them and maybe just maybe I can pull another rabbit out of the hat before the end of the year.

Here's a little breakdown


  • Tales of Suspense - need 7 more issues to complete the series

  • Incredible Hulk - need one more book to complete the series

  • Journey into Mystery - need 10 more books to complete the series


And then of course there are the smaller runs I'm working on, but more about those in a later update.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Duffman Comics said...

Congrats on the Daredevil run. I still need 6 of them.

I am sure we were separated at birth. I too have a strange OCD aversion to "orphan books".

The stories I could tell . . .

Latest, and not the worst, case in point, bought "All Star Westerns" 10 and 11 a few years ago and could not rest until 1-9 were secured. Now, I know it became Weird Western Tales which ran for God knows how long but "must resist the urge" . . . . .

Which brings me to the point of this comment, Allan, - why no love for D.C.'s?

10:52 AM  
Blogger chromium said...

Oh but you will succumb to the "Weird Western Tales" curse and you will start collecting them sooner or later :)

Admittedly I'm a Marvel zombie, but there is the occasional DC book I like. I plan to complete Batman #1 - #400 one day and have already completed about 30 years worth of LOSH. I also have quite a run of Weird War tales and love the JSA of all ages.
But Superman ruins it for me...I can't stand Superman.

And to think I started out a DC fan when I was a kid.

11:54 AM  

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