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Comics: Collectible vs. Stories

Collecting comics?

I used to collect for value, but now I only collect for having the stories around.
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29%
I collect some for value
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6%
I think all my comics are going to be valuable some day
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No votes
They are and have always been for reading, suckas!
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41%
What are comics?
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No votes
This is The Outhouse: I need toilet paper...what did you think I was going to use?
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6%
My library rocks
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6%
Other
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12%
  Total votes : 17

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DeadFett

Outhouse Editor

Postby DeadFett » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:53 am

L'Indépendant wrote:I used to collect and read. I'd read it, bag it, board it, and usually never read it again. Then I weeded a lot out and kept the ones I loved reading and the ones worth more than $20. Then I thought I was going to Peace Corps that first time around and sold a bunch to rid myself of moving them around. Then I just got tired of floppies and switched to trade. And then I donated those to the library. So I can still read them whenever but I don't have to move them with me. And if I really get in a bind, I can gank a read at B&N, usually. I don't own any comics at the current time.


I usually go back and read stuff. I like to revisit stories I haven't read in a while.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:25 am

It's always been about the stories for me. I like having books, reading and re-reading them. Nowadays, I also like the idea of having a great library of stories for Xander and his future siblings to grow up reading.
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Zenguru

Staff Writer

Postby Zenguru » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:57 pm

I like what that guy said at the end of the video: Buy what you like and if it turns out to be a good investment, so much the better.
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Shady

cheese

Postby Shady » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:02 pm

"I used to collect for value, but now I only collect for having the stories around."

Im just looking to come away with a good story and how I collect is built around that. I won't spend alot of money to have a super-ultrarare variant anymore.
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:45 pm

I saw this the other day.

I've always bought them for the stories.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:14 pm

I have one or two books I keep for the value. My first appearance of Hal Jordan, my first appearance of Loki, my first venom, etc.

But for the most part, it's not like any book published since 1978 is ever going to be worth tons of dough.
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:08 pm

Lord Simian wrote:I have one or two books I keep for the value. My first appearance of Hal Jordan, my first appearance of Loki, my first venom, etc.

But for the most part, it's not like any book published since 1978 is ever going to be worth tons of dough.
Maybe...maybe that rare issue of LOEG with the Marvel ad or whatever it was.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:22 pm

L'Indépendant wrote:Maybe...maybe that rare issue of LOEG with the Marvel ad or whatever it was.


Not so much, no.


It's a simple issue. Print runs are now exponentially higher than they were before the 70's. It's the RARITY of books that make them valuable, and with print runs as high as they are.... the days of a book being worth even twenty bucks just cause it's old are long long gone.

There's really no book I can think of since the mid 70s that's held it's dollar value for a LONG time. MAYBE Spider-Man 121, and 129....
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:32 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Not so much, no.


It's a simple issue. Print runs are now exponentially higher than they were before the 70's. It's the RARITY of books that make them valuable, and with print runs as high as they are.... the days of a book being worth even twenty bucks just cause it's old are long long gone.

There's really no book I can think of since the mid 70s that's held it's dollar value for a LONG time. MAYBE Spider-Man 121, and 129....
That's the one book I think is rare enough for it to happen. Only a few actually got into the hands of people.

Unlike DC's RRP Editions, which are actually quite prevalent.
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MoneyMelon

Chief Yankee Wanker

Postby MoneyMelon » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:39 pm

I just like to read them.

I usually toss them or give them away when I'm done.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:09 pm

L'Indépendant wrote:That's the one book I think is rare enough for it to happen. Only a few actually got into the hands of people.

Unlike DC's RRP Editions, which are actually quite prevalent.


Which, ASM 129?

Yeah, I actually consider it the LAST real high dollar book.
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Severed Djed

Bastard #1

Postby Severed Djed » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:32 pm

I've always been in it for the stories.

I got a push from the family once in a while to try to find a way to make money off the hobby, but my heart was never in it.
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:54 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Which, ASM 129?

Yeah, I actually consider it the LAST real high dollar book.
Nah, LOEG 3 (original print?). The one that had some offensive ad.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:11 pm

Abberations and misprints rarely hold their value these days. See: The Universe X Al Migrom issue.

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