Now these aren´t my shelves as I have said I only have 6 but it sure does bring me back to my youth. The spines sure are colorful aren´t they? You can pick one up on a rainy day and finish it off by nightfall. And since they are on that original comic book style paper and not that glossy stuff it is printed on nowadays it sure does act like a time traveling device to bring one back. I have to do a list of my most wanted of course...
2. I gotta go with all of the Amazing spiderman volumes for my second pick of my wishlist. I started reading ole Spidey when I was 9. It was a magical time then. The writer of Amazing Spiderman was a guy named Roger Stern. He wrote Spidey like no one has before or since. He really spoke to me.
3. The Flash volumes are my number 3 pick. Being that I already have volume one. I gotta get volumes 2 and 3 to continue to see what happens.
4. The JLA would be my fourth pick. All the volumes of course. I started reading JLA with issue 229. The Mars Earth war. A great time to be a fan because everything changed right after that. JLA´s heavyhitters were gone to replaced by some rabble rousing punks like Vibe, and Gypsy.
5. The Xmen. I love the mutants! I was there for the Morlock Massacre, Jean Grey´s Death, the acolytes and many more things. I probably followed this comic more than any other.
6. Just because I have volumes 1-3. Now I need 4 and 5. Great stories and a very worthy companion to the Amazing Spiderman!
7. Batman...Gotta get the Batman volumes. I mean after all he is the caped crusader! Volume 5 is coming into the seventies. That is where some of the best stories are to be found.
8.Started reading Avengers with 216. So they have a little ways to catch up. But with 8 volumes out now that is alot of reading to do. Wish I had them!
9. Obscure villains and heroes? Check! The Defenders are fantastic. Using heroes not with the Avengers. Hope to get these volumes one day too.
10. Gotta go with another team comic. The original family the fantastic four!
So there ya have it! My Essential and Showcase wishlist! Of course I want them ALL, even the ones I didn´t mention. Just trying to give myself a goal is all. I have been trying to get the pics of the Defenders to go side by side without ANY success! Argghhh!