I have to share a comic collectors dream that happened to me this week:
I live in Calgary (western Canada) and one of my best friends recently moved to Toronto (eastern Canada) for work. We have been collecting comics together for years (going to conventions together, going to the same comics shops etc.) and he had amassed a giant comic collection. Long story short, he sold his place and will (sadly) not be returning to Calgary so I have been helping him sell of some of his old stuff (his car, motorcycle, dvd collection etc). He has decided to stop collecting floppies and started reading TPBs instead so... he bestowed to me his entire comic collection - over 9000 comics (33 long-boxes)!!
The collection is 80-90% Marvel stuff with long runs and nearly no gaps. The collection includes:
-Amazing Spider-Man #250-now (also complete Spectacular, Peter-Parker, minis etc. etc.)
-Avengers #250-now (no gaps!)
-Complete run of Wolverine (the FM 4-parter until Logans death)
-Complete runs of Thunderbolts and Guardians of the Galaxy
-Nearly complete run of Silver Surfer
-Tons and tons of x-men
-Hundreds of the Dark Horse Star-Wars books (ongoings and minis)
-And thousands more of comics!!
I am beyond excited and cant wait to start reading a bunch of this stuff - I think I will start with Wolverine #1 and go at it...
We do have several longboxes of doubles, so I will be selling off a couple longboxes and giving him all the proceeds as a small thank you. He also had nearly the complete New 52 run of all the Superman and Batman titles - but I am not a DC fan so will be selling those as well.
I havent had time to go through all the boxes yet, so who know what other treasures lie within!!
So excited I had to share...no body else except comic collectors will understand this kind of joy