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  • Posted: September 4, 2018 2:50:51 pm
  • I stopped collecting comics around 2000 I think it was and have now started back up again this April. I'm having a lot of fun reading a lot of new stuff but the act of collecting has seemed to have bitten me more then anything and this website has helped with that immensely. I was looking through my boxes recently and noticed I had a few of the Marvel 25th Anniversary covers from the mid 80's, the ones with just a hero's head shot with the frame around the outside of superheros. I'd always liked these when I was younger so now I am trying to collect them all. This weekend I was perusing through a long box at a LCS and found the same type of cover but it was a "Women of Marvel" (Captain America #609b). Since I've been out of the game I didn't know these existed and I thought it was a great cover so I picked it up for a couple bucks and thought, maybe I'll try to collect these as well!? After researching them I found the Marvel 70th Anniversary covers with the same superhero frame, now I want to collect those also! It's a sickness...

    So here's my question. Does anyone else collect books based solely on a theme? I'm not talking a series like Civil War or Secret Wars. A specific cover theme that could span multiple titles that you like? Like the Marvel action figure variants for example (I kind of like these as well) d'oh!
    Wubba lubba dub dub
  • Posted: September 4, 2018 3:32:27 pm
  • Hi Machete! I’ve been trying to get all the comics with covers drawn by Dave Stevens as one of my collecting goals.
  • Posted: September 4, 2018 4:24:25 pm
  • If I really like a certain artist who only did the cover, I'll sometimes buy it even if I have no interest in the characters. When IDW launched their TMNT series back in 2011, I was only collecting the covers by Kevin Eastman (I know, I know, I hate variants but this was because of nostalgia, lol). I remember being a big fan of The Maxx in the 90s, so any covers Sam Kieth did I'd collect. I still do this even though he hardly ever does anything anymore.

    Last edited September 4, 2018 4:25:02 pm
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  • Posted: September 4, 2018 6:29:12 pm
  • I really dug those 25th anniversary covers too back then. I didn't have them all, but remember the Web of Spider-Man, Daredevil and X-men covers.
    As far as collecting covers. Last year I got into the First issue of the latest Moon Knight series. I got most of the covers, love the action figure one, the hip hop variant, and got a comic shop variant that is signed by the artist who limited it to 25. I am still missing the Marco Rudy variant, and need to get it to complete things.

    Last edited September 4, 2018 6:30:03 pm
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  • Posted: September 4, 2018 9:57:07 pm
  • I love and collect the action figure covers, plus the trading card covers that John Tyler Christopher does.

    Mostly I collect cover artists that I like - J Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Michael Turner, Frank Cho, Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau, Art Adams, Dave Stevens, Eric Basaldua...and a bunch more.
  • Posted: September 5, 2018 1:38:51 am
  • I have never collected covers based upon a theme, nor do I chase any particular creators' covers. I collect the comics I like and the stories I would like to read. If it's a cool cover, that is a bonus, but I am driven by the story not the cover.
    Tenzil
  • Posted: September 5, 2018 4:51:55 am
  • I've never really gone after comics in a series with a specific covers or artists as part of my collecting bug. I DO love a great cover, though. I have a rotating comic cover collection on my office wall at work, so I WILL buy a comic just because it has a great cover, whether I actually like that comic or character at all.

    That said. . .

    I've recently found myself trying to hunt down all 48 of the 40th anniversary Star Wars covers. Some of them were on some really crappy comics, so they can be a bit hard to track down. It's a pretty fun hunt. . .

    Image

    I don't even read Poe Dameron, but that cover though!


    Last edited September 5, 2018 4:58:42 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 5, 2018 7:10:56 am
  • atom said:


    Image

    I don't even read Poe Dameron, but that cover though!


    That is badass beautiful, wow!
    Wubba lubba dub dub
  • Posted: September 5, 2018 8:46:44 am
  • They're ALL sweet like that! If you're a Star Wars fan, this is definitely a good hunt.

    I still have about 25 more to find. . .Sad

    Last edited September 5, 2018 8:48:08 am
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
  • Posted: September 13, 2018 9:00:23 am
  • atom said:
    They're ALL sweet like that! If you're a Star Wars fan, this is definitely a good hunt.

    I still have about 25 more to find. . .Sad


    So I was browsing my LCS shelves at new issues last night and have always seen a few big stacks of Star Wars on his shelves but have never payed attention to them and then I remembered this post. He had 6 of the 40th Anniversary covers, I bought them all for cover price including the one you have pic'd here. When I got home and logged them on here I found out Poe Dameron #10c was $33. Winning! The hunt is on for the rest.

    Last edited September 13, 2018 9:01:10 am
    Wubba lubba dub dub
  • Posted: September 13, 2018 6:44:24 pm
  • I can't really say I collect themes per se. I do try to collect oversized comics that are close to a Treasury format.

    I don't really even care about the stories, just the format. I've never read this.

    Image
  • Posted: September 13, 2018 11:46:26 pm
  • MacheteF7 said:
    atom said:
    They're ALL sweet like that! If you're a Star Wars fan, this is definitely a good hunt.

    I still have about 25 more to find. . .Sad


    So I was browsing my LCS shelves at new issues last night and have always seen a few big stacks of Star Wars on his shelves but have never payed attention to them and then I remembered this post. He had 6 of the 40th Anniversary covers, I bought them all for cover price including the one you have pic'd here. When I got home and logged them on here I found out Poe Dameron #10c was $33. Winning! The hunt is on for the rest.


    Niiiiiiiiice! Very Happy That Poe Dameron is one I haven't gotten hold of yet.
    Favorite Characters: Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Captain America, The Shadow, Zorro, The Rocketeer, Jonah Hex
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