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My first encounter with comics happened about 35 years ago. I was 13 years old and spent the summer working on a farm for my mom's cousin. I was in a large shed, that was open on one end. I found a box of comics that was purchased by the owner of the farm when he was a kid. These were mostly westerns from the early 50's. Most all were in poor condition. Some didn't even have covers. The ones that did though, really caught my eye. This is why I mostly collect for the cover art. Fast forward to 2002. This is the year I learned how to use the computer. My wife and I opened an ebay account. comicmike was taken so, we chose comicdonna. We started buying comics. These books were mostly westerns. She particularly liked the ones with horses on the covers. Most of these books were $15 each. She got bored with it eventually. I went on and collected nearly half of the Four color run, along with some other westerns within a few years. We were short of money due to a poor year so, I sold all of them. That next Christmas I got to choose a gift. This would have been 2004. I knew I wanted to pursue a superhero run of some kind. I was watching Actions under 100 on ebay. They seemed real popular. I spotted an Action Comics #29 CGC 4.0 I had never owned a CGC book before. My wife won the auction for me. It was a fantastic book. I was certain I wanted to pursue the Golden Age run. I own a 6.0 copy, which I will show later. I decided I would end the run with #158 because that issue is the origin of Superman retold. As I mentioned, that has changed to #100 now.Monkeyman wrote:It would be interesting to know why you chose to collect Actions. Also, why initially 1-158 and then the decision to cut down to 1-100?
Great books so far!
Point Five wrote:Monkeyman wrote::applause:
Yep... great thread already, look forward to more.
I sometimes wish I had Mike's discipline in being able to focus on one title. Jumping around from niche to niche is fun for me, but his collection shows what's possible when you find your collecting passion and really stick to it.
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