SilverPhoenix wrote:This along with the OCDish obsession with having the complete set of a character's adventures means that you have many a fan who continues to buy products they can't stand.
Aye. I remember getting everything labeled "Our Worlds At War" and "Onslaught" so I wouldn't miss anything. Turns out those particular (respective) issues of Supergirl and Thor (as examples) didn't have much to do with the overall story. I learned my lesson after the former.
I too had the thought of buying these books, so I could say "I have every issue of Generation X, including the #0, #1/2," yadda yadda yadda. Then one day I went through my many boxes of comics, picked out the issues I didn't like (which totaled, I think 199), and sold them all for about $50 on eBay. Sure, I didn't have a straight collection of JLA from Issue One to Issue One-Hundred-Twenty-whenever it ended, but I happily purged my collection of those terrible runs by both Chris Claremont and Chuck Austen.
The horror...the horror...