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Posted: September 28, 2017 2:13:57 pm
What issue do you regret not buying as a kid?

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Posted: September 29, 2017 12:10:46 am
This wasn't as a kid, but I regret not buying every Walking Dead #1 I saw selling for $300 back in ..... '12 I think? I figured "Whoa, that's definitely as high as it will get so I'll wait for it to go down". Way fucking wrong there.

As a kid, I regret not buying more early Amazing Spider-Man. This was back in '88 or so and I'd go to a shop and pull out the 200s issues or maybe mid 100s .... I'd skip the ones below 100 because they looked old. That would have saved me a lot of trouble of completing my run.
Posted: September 29, 2017 1:46:35 am
Nice read as usual, Ed. I have too many regrets to count them when it comes to comic book purchases I missed out on. Fortunately, like you, I care more for what I have and what I read and what I enjoy then making money on them, (not that I am averse to that), My biggest regret would probably have to be the huge pile of 60's and 70's comics that my mom pitched when I moved out to go to college. Lots of treasures in there, most notably the Incredible Hulk #180 and #181.
Posted: September 29, 2017 3:33:13 am
Abysslord said:
This wasn't as a kid, but I regret not buying every Walking Dead #1. . .

I'm with you, but I regret not getting in on the ground floor when Walking Dead #1 was on the shelf for cover price. I distinctly remember flipping through it, seeing it was black and white, and immediately dismissing it even though the LCS clerk was trying his best to push it on me. I told him I didn't like black and white books and took a pass.

Yeah. Brick wall

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Posted: September 29, 2017 7:20:30 am
Abysslord and atom, I had no clue that Walking Dead #1 was so valuable until I read your comments and looked it up. Seems kind of crazy that it's more valuable than The Amazing Spider-Man #129, which came out so long ago. And yes, getting it for $300 now seems like a bargain, and I imagine everyone who bought it off the rack is quite pleased with themselves!

Tenzil, if only we could go back in time with the knowledge we have now! What great comic book purchases we would make. And I think we all appreciate the ability to turn a comic for some money when we need to, or we no longer care enough to keep certain issues. I'm sure it still hurts that your mom threw all those great comics away! I continually hear stories like that, which keeps making those issues even more rare as time goes on.

Thanks for reading and commenting!
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Posted: September 29, 2017 10:46:16 am
I think WD is only valuable because it's popular at the moment. In 10 years no one will care. The TV show will just be a memory and interest will surely wane even with readers. The characters aren't memorable like superheroes which can be renewed with new generations of readers. So, if your thinking of selling do it soon or at least near the end of the TV series run. Just my 2 cents. Very Happy

I have read every issue of WD and enjoyed them all but I don't think they will be worth anything in the future. It's the only book I keep up with besides Lazarus.

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Posted: September 29, 2017 10:55:33 am
mrhan1, I don't own a copy of WD, although I do wish I had one to sell! My daughter has read a lot of it, always getting the graphic novel versions.

I try not to make purchases just to speculate, as my collections of Ultraverse, Milestone, and 2099 will testify!
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Posted: September 29, 2017 11:07:03 am
Edgos....tell me you at least have a copy of Static Shock. It's the only Milestone that is worth having. Laughing
Posted: September 29, 2017 11:12:16 am
mrhan1, nearly every Milestone comic I bought I picked up for a quarter, which I thought was a good price. I started collecting them in the Nineties, and haven't even gotten around to reading them yet (I have way too many back issues of things!). And yes, I do have some Static Shock...from my files:

Static (Milestone-DC)-1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 25, 27, 36
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Posted: September 29, 2017 11:20:30 am
In regards to your original post; I found mint copies of Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 and #3. Besides being a comic collector I am also a huge Bruce Lee fan. The covers on these issues has Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly illustrated by Neal Adams and I've always wanted them. I found them at a toy show for $5 each. They're worthless to everyone else but to me they're priceless. Smile

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