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EmeraldWarrior420
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« on: January 05, 2014, 01:43:22 PM »

Collecting comics is a great hobby. I'm pretty sure most all of us here enjoy it, or if you're a seller at least enjoyed it at one point. Tracking down that one story you've always wanted to read, or getting that last issue to complete a set is a very satisfying feeling, and it's just fun.

But there are some pet-peeves we all have associated with the hobby. What are some of yours?

My comic collecting pet-peeves:

-Collectors and sellers that sell obviously lower-grade comics at top Overstreet Price Guide values.

-When the corners of the cover of your comic flip up when you're putting them back into a tight-fitting plastic.

-When the tape of the plastic gets caught on the cover.

-When some comic boxes get too full and you have to rearrange the entire dang collection. (I think I just have too many comics.)

-When the handles of your comic boxes rip.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 02:37:34 PM »

Pretty much all you listed.
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(Except the drawer handles. Never had them as I don't like them. I am just a regular 'lid' kinda guy.  Smiley Though that one company we discussed may have that problem solved so I would like to look at them puppies)
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 06:41:13 PM »

Agreed on many of yours.

The only peeve I'm going to add is keeping that full run or mini of something that turned out to garbage. I've always hated the thought of throwing comics away...but do I have to have them???

(Also, I'd hate to give something truly awful to young children at a library or to our wounded Vets either!)
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 08:14:52 PM »

- I hate Polybagged comics. 

- When ink rubs off a page, or my fingerprint gets left somehow.  Damn my oily, acidic fingers? I dunno.....

- When collectors are in denial about the condition of their comics

- When the book is nice and pristine on the outside, and you find that the inside you got pages that got printer-pinched or something similar.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 05:51:40 AM »

- When the book is nice and pristine on the outside, and you find that the inside you got pages that got printer-pinched or something similar.


Agree with you on the damn bagged comics, but this one right here is the one that probably pisses me off more than anything. And not just from a collection stand-point, but as a damn reader in general for new comics. Any damn issues inside the issues kill me because I am not smart enough to look through my books when they first arrive, so anything that is going on wrong on the inside will not be seen by me for days, possibly weeks after I get the book. That makes it impossible to get credit on a damaged book.
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My damn VELVET #1 hit me. I waited about 3 weeks to actually sit down and read it and when I did, almost half the pages were ripped from edge to halfway to staple. Only later did I find out that there were plenty more issues that had the same thing wrong with them.
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Still didn't help me when I had to try to find another copy.

But yeah, creased in printing is even worse.  Angry Had it happen to me on more than one occasion for sure. Hell, I had a fantastic issue of MARVEL-TWO-IN-ONE #5 ... or #6 (with Dr. Strange) when I was younger and it had that damn problem. Still pisses me off to this day.

Damn it, Glenn, you got me in a foul mood now thinking about those things.


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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 12:28:26 PM »

i always hate it when someone finds out I collect comics and they have to tell me something along the lines of, " I used to have the first edition spider-man.  I think it was number 278 or something like that."
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 02:57:51 PM »

i always hate it when someone finds out I collect comics and they have to tell me something along the lines of, " I used to have the first edition spider-man.  I think it was number 278 or something like that."

I hate it when they say "do you go to that comic con thing?" like there's something wrong with you.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 03:16:12 PM »

i always hate it when someone finds out I collect comics and they have to tell me something along the lines of, " I used to have the first edition spider-man.  I think it was number 278 or something like that."

I hate it when they say "do you go to that comic con thing?" like there's something wrong with you.

Well according to Alan Moore there IS something wrong with you if you like superhero books  Grin
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