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  • Posted: August 6, 2019 10:21:37 am
  • Just what the title says. What's the most copies of a single issue that you own? If you care to throw in a reason why by all means please do.

    For some reason I have 16 copies of Deathlok vol 2 #1. One of my favorite characters but they probably won't fund my retirement... Anxious

    12 copies of Bloodshot vol 1 #1 - I actually love this cover so whenever I see it I pick it up. Not sure why I need them all though? Dancing

    7 copies of Deathblow #1. Why??? No idea d'oh!

    6 copies of Spawn #1 - I like Spawn Applause

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  • Posted: August 6, 2019 12:44:30 pm
  • Personally I think buying multiple copies of the same comic book isn't that smart. That being said, I have bought multiple copies on a few occasions.

    1) Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. I bought 8 copies when it came out in the early '90s and 7 of them were Christmas gifts for my friends. I still have one copy left (signed by Mike Mignola).
    2) Punisher War Journal #6 and #7. Punisher versus Wolverine!!! I assumed this book would skyrocket in value, so I bought several of each. At least they are worth double cover value, but I won't retire quite yet.
    3) Moon Knight #200. I certainly didn't read it first or I would have bought zero copies instead of two.
    4) Amazing Spider-Man #600. There were 5 versions available and I only originally bought the regular version. My comic book guy talked me into 600C and 600D after much bartering. I'm very glad I didn't jump on multiple copies of Amazing Spider-Man #666. There were hundreds of those and that totally turned me off variants.
  • Posted: August 6, 2019 12:59:03 pm
  • between me and my daughter, we have 16 copies of Stormwatch #1 because it seems like we see it in every bargain bin we come across. It's sort of a joke between us. If we spot Stormwatch #1, one of us HAS to get it.

    Second Place is Adventures of Superman #502. . .which may seem like an oddly-specific issue to have 12 copies of between me and my daughter. Our old comic shop in Florida had these comic packs which were 6 random comics for 5 bucks, and I swear to the owner must have had a hundred copies of Adventures of Superman #502 he was trying to ditch because about 1 out of 5 of those packs we bought had that same comic in there!

    Third Place would be 10 copies of Doctor Strange (vol 2) #78. Again, oddly specific. I bought a box of comics at an auction house sight unseen except for the top two issues. . .which were Doctor Strange (vol. 2) #1-2 the rest of the box was multiple copies of Doctor Strange issues #72 - 81. About 6 - 8 copies of each, with 10 of #78. At least I got that SWEET 70's-Tastic Doc Strange #1 cover out of the deal.

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  • Posted: August 6, 2019 2:12:47 pm
  • I have 20 copies of Punisher War Zone #1. (volume 1)
    19 are signed by JR JR and won at auction (one was traded to Brucifer) plus one other copy that I already had.

    Next to that I have 7 copies of Ghost Rider #17 (volume 2), with one signed by TEX.

    The only other book I can think of with multiple copies is Vampirella #0 Volume 8, Variant or copy C which is a 1:100 variant. I have 5 of those now. Somehow I keep stumbling on them for around the $8 mark without ever looking for them.
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  • Posted: August 6, 2019 2:28:00 pm
  • I own a few copies of comics I have had signed by the same artist or writer, but usually at different cons. Honestly too many to list... I've also got a few comics that I bought several copies of because I had a feeling they were going to be hot collector items. I wish I didn't though because most never became that and now I am stuck with them (like Youngblood #1). If we could all predict things we'd have bought a few copies of issues that really mattered like Amazing Spider-Man #300.
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  • Posted: August 7, 2019 12:35:41 pm
  • When I was younger, I worked at a comic book store and was paid on credit since I was too young to be on the payroll. I ended up working so much, that I was buying multiple copies of some titles in the early 80s (eg. 13 copies of Uncanny X-men 155). I thought at the time this run was going to worth $$. I also picked up lots of copies of the Simonson Thor run ...but probably the comic I have the most of, based on numbers here on the database is DC Comics Presents 73, which I have 39 copies! This is only because I acquired a lot of back stock from a closing out store in an auction for very little. I haven't counted them yet, but I believe there is almost half a longbox of Strange Tales (1987) #1 downstairs too.
  • Posted: August 7, 2019 2:11:22 pm
  • I have somewhere between 30-50 copies of The Creech #1. I used to buy collections all the time and seemed like every collection had multiple copies of that book. When they finally make a movie, I'll laughing all the way to the bank, lol.
  • Posted: August 8, 2019 10:36:20 am
  • Labria42, you are going to be waiting a Long, Long time for a "The Creech" movie or TV show.
  • Posted: August 8, 2019 3:39:09 pm
  • We got some good answers and stories here! I like the Stormwatch issue that Atom and his daughter have. I would almost guarantee that everyone on this sight would gladly send you their copy if you put your address here lol. The Creech lol. Can't WAIT for that show lol.

    Good stuff everyone Very Happy
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    A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent
  • Posted: August 8, 2019 6:12:30 pm
  • 4 copies, only one opened of Superman (vol2) #75.

    Saving to sell the other three so I can treat myself to dinner at Dairy Queen.

    I have a lot of comics from the 1970s with two copies. One copy is the original I bought as a kid. The other is a replacement I bought as an adult.
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