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Comics: Collectible vs. Stories

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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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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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Comics: Collectible vs. Stories

Postby L Independant » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:54 pm

CNN has a story (video).

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Postby Keb » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:11 pm

Other: long boxes make good coffee tables.
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Postby Lord Simian » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:23 pm

Footrests, too. Used to keep my collection right next to my computer desk. :D
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Postby Keb » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:45 pm

I got my printer on two longboxes (that's all I own). That's what's up!
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Postby Starlord » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:51 pm

I like the stories. I grew up with all of these heroes. That's why I buy them.
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Max Blyss wrote:Months and months and months and the whole thing is still just an intersection at Dipshit Lane & Chip on my Shoulder Ave.

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Postby Comic_Doctor » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:08 pm

starlord wrote:I like the stories. I grew up with all of these heroes. That's why I buy them.

Pretty much the same for me. I'm a completist too, so I enjoy filling in holes, runs, etc..

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Postby Starlord » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:14 pm

Comic_Doctor wrote:Pretty much the same for me. I'm a completist too, so I enjoy filling in holes


why do you guys tease me with these lines! :?
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Max Blyss wrote:Months and months and months and the whole thing is still just an intersection at Dipshit Lane & Chip on my Shoulder Ave.

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Postby L Independant » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:14 pm

starlord wrote:why do you guys tease me with these lines! :?
For the same reason Sports Illustrated puts out a swimsuit issue every year. Dangling the carrot in front of the kept horse.

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Postby Daniel » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:32 pm

I used to collect for value but not anymore, though who knows?
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Postby The Juan Percenter » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:47 pm

I was one of those idiots who had to buy the foil cover editions back in the 1990s. Now, I just buy for the stories and I am happy to give my books away when I finish reading them.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:49 pm

I use to collect some for worth but those have since become firewood.

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Postby L Independant » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:19 am

milton73 wrote:I was one of those idiots who had to buy the foil cover editions back in the 1990s. Now, I just buy for the stories and I am happy to give my books away when I finish reading them.
*cough* *cough* :wink:

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Postby DeadFett » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:31 am

I've always read comics for stories and characters I like. If they end up being worth something, that's cool. I still probably wouldn't sell them.
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Postby L Independant » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:48 am

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.

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Postby Daniel » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:51 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 got to Borders and B&N a lot to just read trades, and my lcs has no problem with me just reading there and not buying.
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