Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh OK, I'll play along

See here and here for details.

Plain = Things I don't have
Bold = Things I do have
Italics = I have some but probably not enough
Underline = Do collections count as runs? If so yes, if no no

1. Something From The ACME Novelty Library
2. A Complete Run Of Arcade
3. Any Number Of Mini-Comics
4. At Least One Pogo Book From The 1950s (my mom's cousin has an impressive collection of these though).
5. A Barnaby Collection
6. Binky Brown and the Holy Virgin Mary (It's included in the Binky Brown Sampler, so I feel safe bolding this one).
7. As Many Issues of RAW as You Can Place Your Hands On (Of the first run, I only have the Read Yourself Raw collection, but I do have all the later Penguin anthologies).
8. A Little Stack of Archie Comics (these are really my daughter's, but she shares).
9. A Suite of Modern Literary Graphic Novels
10. Several Tintin Albums (I'm a Tintin junkie).
11. A Smattering Of Treasury Editions Or Similarly Oversized Books
12. Several Significant Runs of Alternative Comic Book Series
13. A Few Early Comic Strip Collections To Your Taste
14. Several "Indy Comics" From Their Heyday
15. At Least One Comic Book From When You First Started Reading Comic Books (Sadly, most of my original collection has gone the way of the dustbin, twas so overread).
16. At Least One Comic That Failed to Finish The Way It Planned To
17. Some Osamu Tezuka
18. The Entire Run Of At Least One Manga Series
19. One Or Two 1970s Doonesbury Collections
20. At Least One Saul Steinberg Hardcover (I have the book that came with the recent DC exhibition of Steinberg's work, but I don't suppose that really counts).
21. One Run of A Comic Strip That You Yourself Have Clipped
22. A Selection of Comics That Interest You That You Can't Explain To Anyone Else
23. At Least One Woodcut Novel (D&Q's reissue of Laurence Hyde's book makes this one an easier proposition).
24. As Much Peanuts As You Can Stand (and I can stands quite a bit).
25. Maus
26. A Significant Sample of R. Crumb's Sketchbooks
27. The original edition of Sick, Sick, Sick.
28. The Smithsonian Collection Of Newspaper Comics
29. Several copies of MAD (I lost most of my old copies of Mad somewhere between adolescence and adulthood, but I still have a few issues filed away here and there).
30. A stack of Jack Kirby 1970s Comic Books
31. More than a few Stan Lee/Jack Kirby 1960s Marvel Comic Books
32. A You're-Too-High-To-Tell Amount of Underground Comix
33. Some Calvin and Hobbes
34. Some Love and Rockets
35. The Marvel Benefit Issue Of Coober Skeber
36. A Few Comics Not In Your Native Tongue
37. A Nice Stack of Jack Chick Comics (I've got a few, but not enough to qualify as a "stack").
38. A Stack of Comics You Can Hand To Anybody's Kid
39. At Least A Few Alan Moore Comics
40. A Comic You Made Yourself (I had a brief bout with self-publishing. The less said about it, the better).
41. A Few Comics About Comics
42. A Run Of Yummy Fur
43. Some Frank Miller Comics
44. Several Lee/Ditko/Romita Amazing Spider-Man Comic Books
45. A Few Great Comics Short Stories
46. A Tijuana Bible (I've got that book of reprints that Art Spiegelman wrote the intro for, and I think it counts).
47. Some Weirdo ("one" qualifies as "some," right?)
48. An Array Of Comics In Various Non-Superhero Genres
49. An Editorial Cartoonist's Collection or Two
50. A Few Collections From New Yorker Cartoonists

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