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Jun 6, '07, 11:07 AM
What are your "Holy Grail" comics?
Is it a fondly remembers comic from your childhood?
A key missing piece in your collection?
Part X of an epic storyline?
Is it something you have been holding out for at a decent price?
Have you recently found something you've been seeking out for a really long time?
I recently picked up one of my "Holy Grail" comics while I was visiting a friend in Detroit. It was the second volume of Richard Corben's Underground Collection published by Catalan in the eighties... the best part was that is was cover price!
About a year ago I ran across Richard Corben's Odd Comics World published by Warren in the seventies for a great price at my local comic shop... it had been apparently sitting on the shelf for quite some time and I just hadn't checked that section. This is after continually getting outbid or bid out of my price range on the rare occassions it has popped up on ebay.
Jun 6, '07, 11:31 AM
Hmmmmmm.......Amazing Fantasy 15 :animal-smiley-087:
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Jun 6, '07, 11:39 AM
Not a single issue, but to complete Amazing Spider-man would be mine.
Jun 6, '07, 1:48 PM
Golden Age: Detective Comics #27
Silver Age: X-Men #1
Bronze Age: Tie between X-Men #94 and Hulk #181
Jun 6, '07, 1:51 PM
My one Grail was Love and Rockets number one and I got that in the 80's. What I wish I could have is a complete run of all the Fawcett Captain Marvel Comics from the Golden age.
Jun 6, '07, 1:52 PM
it has to be the one book i always wanted since the early 80s and thats FLASH 105, talking about the silver age flash here, this is one book i keep missing either because i find one when i have no funds or i have some funds and can;t find one
Jun 6, '07, 2:05 PM
one i would like to own: More Fun #73, the first app of Aquaman. its considered "rare" and is worth something like $20K, so i highly doubt i'll ever own it.
one i do own: JLA#200, the one where all the original members fight the new ones. i always loved the JLA book as a kid--it was, hands down, my favorite title--and this 72-page 200th issue was the best. i still have the copy i bought at a newsstand in 1982--its dog-eared as heck, but i still have it! :)
Jun 6, '07, 4:59 PM
What I wish I could have is a complete run of all the Fawcett Captain Marvel Comics from the Golden age.
I second that! Would be a great run to own.
I'm plugging in the gaps in my Marvel Team-Up and All-Star Squadron collections. Probably not Holy Grails to many, but I loved these as a kid and have had a lot of fun trying to make them complete sets.
Jun 6, '07, 5:00 PM
I pick up Captain Marvel Adventures and Marvel Family whenever I have extra cash. Love that stuff!
Jun 6, '07, 5:00 PM
For me, it would be between Detective Comics #27, or Batman #1. I tend to lean towards Batman #1 because it's the first apperance of the Joker.
Jun 6, '07, 6:19 PM
I'm still waiting to come across the little old lady who has Action #1 in her attic....
Jun 6, '07, 6:21 PM
My grail would be Captain America #1 but more realisticly it would be Avengers #4. I will be mine before the year is out!
Jun 6, '07, 6:29 PM
the comics I would love is the rest of my UK Jem comics and the many from the other countries but they rarely come up for sale and latly and sold pretty high one going over 200 and I was bit surprised by that.
They didn't do the comics for the USA but did some for the UK, Mexico, France and Germany, done by Marvel back in the 80s.
I would also love the original appearance of WW in all star comics #8, next would be Wonder Woman #1 from 41 or was it 42? and Sensation comics #1, these I would buy if I got a steal on but wouldn't be willing to dish out the money they are going for these days.
Jun 6, '07, 9:09 PM
Other Holy Grails for me are Grant Morrison's Spiderman/Zoids.
I also wish I knew which issues of Sonic the Hedgehog were Mark Millar's. Rumour has it that he introduced a character called CLINT FLICKER.
Jun 6, '07, 9:58 PM
1. Tie between Detective Comics #38 and one of the earliest Wonder Woman appearances(All Star comics #8, Wonder Woman #1 and Sensation Comics #1)
2. First appearances of the other founding Teen Titans. I have Brave and the Bold #60, so Wonder Girl is out of the way. I think Kid Flash first showed up in the Flash #110. Speedy's first appearance was in More Fun Comics #73, and Aqualad's was in Adventure Comics #269.
3. I'd also like to get Brave and the Bold #54, the first appearance of the Teen Titans.
Jun 7, '07, 11:56 PM
Incredible Hulk #3(original series), 102(Actually the "first" issue of the ongoing series, 179-182(you know that that was why 179 you ask? Well it's the first and olny time Hulk was in WV! Wild huh?), 441(Hulk Fiction, the story dosen'teven have Hulk in it however the cover resembles the poster for a particular movie I am quite fond of!)
Tales to Astonish #80-81(1st App. of Abomination)
The Hulk (Pulp comic) #24 (ya know the real good Joe Jusko pained cover of Lou? Yeah,that one.) Signed by Lou (the only thing I really would have wanted signed cause rigth in the middle of the book it has the step-by-step procedure of makin Lou into Hulk) That is one that I still look on with total awe!
Future Imperfect graphic novel (signed by Peter David AND George Perez)
Conan the Barbarian #1 (signed by Stan Lee)
Batman "The Dark Knight Returns" 1-4
Giant Size X-Men #1
I need about 50 more Hulk comics and I'll have the complete run!
I have the world's largest collection of comic series which are missing one issue.
Jun 15, '07, 3:50 PM
I almost have the full run of Amazing Spider-Man series with the exception of maybe 12 of the first 30 and I have the rest going all the way up until about 300 where it is spotty but could pick any of them up on the cheap. So my grail would be to fill in the gaps of those 12 but it would cost a fortune to complete.
I'm really not sure what the most valuable in the collection I have in the collection I do have an original #4 which is probably a grade 7 so I imagine that's worth at least a few hundred dollars and #9 which is probably a grade 8but the winner might be #121 or #122 which both grade between a 9 and 10. They are about as perfect as they come.
Jun 15, '07, 5:12 PM
Without a doubt Detective Comics #27. Having a copy is fun, but can you imagine owning an original :grin:
Jun 15, '07, 8:48 PM
I think the only grails I could think of is any of the All Star Comics from the golden age (1-57). Been very fortunate to fill holes in my collection by going to the Creation Conventions during the early 80's.
Jun 16, '07, 4:07 AM
The three series that do it for me are my runs of Metamorpho, Doom Patrol and the Challengers of the Unknown. I'm a sucker for early DC silver age and these three are the favorites of my collection.
Jun 18, '07, 6:42 AM
For me it would be an entire run of the 40s Captain America, followed by the 50s run. I have pretty much all of it since the 60s Tales of Suspense run.
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