For our first Epic Roundtable here at ThEpic Review, we decided to ask our team which comics they would love to add to their collections. The only criteria was that it was supposed to be a comic/s they could realistically see themselves purchasing. Here's what the team picked:
Brad chose: The Amazing Spider-Man #121 & #122
|One of the most famous covers of all time: The Amazing Spiderman #121 drawn by John Romita Sr.|
|The immediate fallout from Gwen Stacy's death occurred in Amazing Spiderman #122 (seen above), |
but the impact of these 1973 issues are still being felt today!
|The accidental death of The Green Goblin from his own glider from The Amazing Spiderman #122|
|The death of Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spiderman #121 is probably the greatest tragedy in the history of comics! (Other than the Dark Knight Strikes Again- Editor)|
Generbeener chose: First Editions of Every Star Wars Comic or Graphic Novel Ever Written
If I could buy any comic in the whole world I would buy first editions of every Star Wars comic or graphic novel ever written. I am a HUGE Star Wars fan. I live and breath it's characters, creatures, planets, history (yes, I truthfully LOVE Star Wars history!), etc. There is just something completely enrapturing about the world George Lucas created back in 1977. Oh how I wish I could have been alive to experience it in the theaters for the first time. To never know that Darth Vader was Luke's father until the big reveal in Empire! *Sigh* (Thanks for spoiling that, GB- Editor. I'm pretty sure "Luke, I am your father," is one of the most quoted lines in cinema history, behind "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." I don't think I'm spoiling anything, Editor- GB)
But there is a huge part of the extended universe in the comic books, first published by Marvel and later Dark Horse (who currently owns the rights), along with a one time Manga adaptation of The Phantom Mince by Tokyopop. (I love Manga so I'd really like to get my hands on this!) I would love to read all the spin off series, be introduced to new characters that I can fall in love with, and have new adventures on new planets. Someday, maybe I'll be able to at least grow a respectable collection of Marvel, Dark Horse, and Tokyopop Star Wars comics, beginning with a first edition of Dark Horse's Heir to the Empire adaptation I just got in the mail, based on the book by Timothy Zahn (which happens to be my favorite extended universe book series). So I guess I just added a new thing to my bucket list!
Barbecue17 chose: Detective Comics #359
As a fan of all things Batman, at sometime around 2007 I realized that it just wasn't possible to own every Batman statue, action figure, bust, and comic ever made (That's because you're a slacker- Editor) so I decided to begin limiting myself. My primary collecting interest is action figures, so I decided that I could realistically keep up my collection of Batman related characters in the 6-7 inch scale, but for other cool stuff I decided to pick one character and focus on collecting stuff related to just that one character. I picked Barbara Gordon, better known as Batgirl. Since then I have assembled quite a nice collection of Batgirl memorabilia that includes statues, action figures, promotional items, bookmarks, autogaphed comic books, and even two personalized autographed photos of Yvonne Craig (who portrayed Batgirl in the 1966 TV series), but one thing is missing from my collection: a copy of Detective Comics #359 from 1967 featuring "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl." With that beautiful Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson cover art of Batgirl running towards the reader against a brilliant purple background, Batgirl looks simply amazing. She looks every bit as fearsome of a vigilante as Batman (and surpasses Robin by far). This is a piece I desperately want to add to my collection and realistically plan on doing so within the next year or two.
What are you most own comics for your collection? Tell us in the comments section below!