So far I have about 30ish issues on a short list. A couple of them are there for sentimental reasons. They're not huge issues but they're classics to me for reasons. I might have some odd ones on this list.... some left field stuff.
I haven't begun firming up a proper written down list yet, but the first dozen or so comics I've just picked off of the top of my head are all from Marvels' Star Wars series or else Silver and Bronze Age issues of Amazing Spider-Man! Surely there must be more variation to my tastes than that?! I need to devote some proper time to combing through my comic collection and jotting down favourites.
Grand Dictator for Life of the Classic Comics Christmas
I'm running into the same thing with Avengers and the Legion, but I'm just going to go with it. My faves are my faves.
Speaking for myself, there's probably going to be a huge amount of Batman on my list.
He's my second favorite character and he might get shut out as far as solo stories are concerned. My favorite one is a two parter and another favorite is a short story. The one I'm thinking of adding wouldn't have qualified last year.
Post by benday-dot on Nov 30, 2014 14:09:15 GMT -5
I thought I'd take a slightly different approach to Kurt's event this year. And it was actually the mastermind himself who planted the seed of thought with his initial "desert island" analogy.
While my collection is actually still very heavily weighted to floppies and single issues, with collected editions growing but still a punter in the colossus of boxes long and short with with I've unhealthily surrounded myself, I figured nevertheless I'd pick a dirty dozen of those comics which best represent my overall love of comics. If I was on a desert island or, heaven forbid, things here were about to go up in flames and I could only pick 12 comics that would serve as representatives of the lost thousands, of the overall colour, taste, character and aesthetic of my horde of funny books what few would I take as the basis of my comic book memory palace.
Or put another way what 12 books would I send into space as the proverbial time capsule to preserve the memory and essence of my collection.
These comics will all hold special meaning for me, and though they might or might not be my most cherished books, I think it's the best way to come up with a good variety and not just pick 12 Fantastic Four or Steve Gerber comics.
Last Edit: Nov 30, 2014 17:52:28 GMT -5 by benday-dot