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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Comic Books Galore! (Visiting Mom and Dad)

I don't read comics anymore, but I sure used to. For the last three weeks I've been on a work trip, which blissfully coincides with where I grew up. I've been staying with my folks in the same room I was raised in, albeit with a much different decor aesthetic (mom didn't dig bikini clad women, wtf?). I'll be getting on a plane later tonight to head home.

In packing up, I stumbled across a few boxes in the closet. I thought some of you might get a kick out of what I found:

Is that the first issue of almost every one of Image's launch titles? Yes, yes it is.

Spawn #1, Cyber Force #1, Spawn #1 Signed
Youngblood #1, WILDCATS #1, Shadow Hawk #1, Shaman's Tears #1
StormWatch #1, The Maxx #1, Savage Dragon #1
Team 7 #1, Brigade #1

Tribe #1, Savage Dragon #1 (alternate?)

And then some old Marvel favorites:

Cable #1, X-Men #1 signed by Jim Lee

Quasar #1 (LOL?), X-Force #1, Hawkeye #1

 Did they actually MAKE these comics? And did I read them?

Turok #1, Darker Image #1
ALF, ThunderCats, KingArthur
As it turns out I own something like 250 different comic books. Lots of G.I. Joe and X-Men and New Mutants. I was also very in to Image at one point, who knew?

It was a fun trip down memory lane. I got a kick out of it, hope you did too.

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6 Comments:

At August 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Paul Weimer said...

What, no Power Pack? :)

 
At August 31, 2012 at 6:15 AM , Blogger RobB said...

Wow, talk about being THE target for the 90s boom. The best of the Image bunch you've got is no longer an active title.

 
At August 31, 2012 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Salt-Man Z said...

I've got 7 of those issues, 8 if you include collected editions. :)

To clear up your Savage Dragon confusion, the first is #1 of the original limited series. The second is #1 of the ongoing.

 
At August 31, 2012 at 2:02 PM , Blogger NoraA said...

Just think, if you ever need money you can have them checked and graded. Depending on condition you could have a good few thousand dollars there. I have 25% of my old collection up on a site, and they think it's worth 16g's depending on condition.

 
At September 1, 2012 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Bastard said...

I still lament that I didn't read more comics as I was growing up. I have one box pretty much full of them, and I think I only read about 4 or 5 issues.

My main interest was saving them for when I grow up since I thought that was my ticket to getting rich by selling them.

Ah, the dreams of youth.

 
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