I collected up until my mid-to-late teens and then slowly stopped. I still loved comics but my passion for collecting had faded. Throughout my late teens and into my twenty's I always watched the animated shows on TV and the movies. Like I said, I always loved and respected the characters and stories.
It wasn't until I hit my thirties that my passion for this subject matter peaked. I dedicated a part of my basement to this passion. A place where my family and I can escape and be swept away into amazing worlds, great stories and strange characters.
I even started building comic character related gear. I built Thor's Hammer Moljnir, Daredevils billy club and the Kingpin's cane.
So, with my passion for comics at an all time high it appears I've gone full circle. I started my comic collecting again today. The first shipment of my order from my local comic shop came in; Iron Man Marvel's Greatest Comics #1. This is what the beginnings of my comic collection looks like:
CAPTAIN AMERICA Marvel's Greatest Comics #1
CIVIL WAR Marvel's Greatest Comics #1
HULK Marvel's Greatest Comics #1
NEW AVENGERS Marvel's Greatest Comics #1
PUNISHER MAX Marvel's Greatest Comics #1 (MR)
THOR Marvel's Greatest Comics #1
WOLVERINE Marvel's Greatest Comics #66
WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Marvel's Greatest Comics #1
SIEGE #1 (OF 4)
SIEGE #2 (OF 4)
SIEGE #3 (OF 4)
SIEGE #4 (OF 4)
....and I'm just getting warmed up. It's good to be back!