Retired soldier, having the time of his life ressurrecting a childhood hobby.
Most of the people I have talked to since stepping back in this hobby. Have often commented that 20 years was along time to be away. And the more I look at my meager beginnnings of a collection, and the more I look at the seemingly far away issue numbers I have to go. Do seem to echo that and more. Believe me, it's daunting, but I'm having a good time in attempting to acquire everything. A bonus is that I didn't expect to meet so many cool people. At this site and others, people are very helpful and friendly.
Well this weeks catches were pretty good. I told you all, a couple of goals I have in what I want in my collection. Oh, I have many, but those were pretty much my first 2 or 3 things that I wish to accomplish. I have been delving deep into Silver age Avengers. They were pretty much one of my favorite all-time groups. I'm finding that the it is fun trying to link what I have and what I need. I'm trying , at the moment, to get from Avengers 40- Avengers 100. Using Spa-fon's "guide", it's not that bad finding them in VG/Fine. From there I hope to go from Avenger 101-150. but also buying an occasionally book From Avenger 1-Avengers 39. Yes, that is a goal of mine Avengers #1. My ultimate goal of course is every Avengers book. Not worried about the modern ones...too easy to get.
I have nabbed a Power man/Iron fist cgc 9.8 (issue 153), and another Byrne x-men Cgc 9.6( issue #116). My Marvel collection is coming along ok. So many paths to choose, and I'm woefully neglecting some books (Amazing Spiderman), but can't do everything at once. My main problem is DC's, I believe im going to have to keep buying lots of them, until I can concentrate on some of the major titles.
Well that's it for this week, haven't lost my enthusiasm, but have revved it up. Even mulling in my mind of making that Chicago con, if work permits. Have a good week all, may you find what you want in comics and in life.
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