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Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Oct 2012 4:31 p.m. PST

I don't usually mention my personal blog around here, but I'm documenting my experiences while I try to catalog my collection of comics. Before you ask, I'm not sure how many I've got, but I think it's between 10,000-12,000. I'm hoping the database software (I'm using collectorz.com) will finally let me know what I've got and, more importantly, where the heck it is!

The blog is over here, if you're interested: link

jpattern204 Oct 2012 6:11 p.m. PST

I'm right there with you, Mike. I use ComicBase to keep track of my collection. I have a stack of a few hundred that I haven't entered yet.

I was never a collector or investment buyer. I just bought what I liked; still do.

I have a full run of Arak, Son of Thunder, too. I always liked that he didn't use a tomahawk, he used an otomahuk. Hah! I also didn't figure out until about 6 issues in that "Arak" was pronounced like "Eric." The Vikings should have tipped me off. D'oh!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2012 6:47 a.m. PST

How far did Arak go ? Think I followed him for about 20-30 issues. Hmm…might try and get back issues if it's not too many more.

Anyone remember Captain Carrott ? I bought on a whim a "complete guide to the DC universe" type book (might have been this one : link – and not a mention anywhere !

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 9:34 a.m. PST

Arak ran for a total of 50 issues, plus one annual. I have the annual and 38 issues of the series. BTW: I used to write letters to comics and out of the seven (I think), two of them appeared in Arak! I'm in Arak #10 and #42. And yes, I bought multiple copies of those issues.

Amusing story: I was browsing through the comics at Half-Price Books and saw a few issues of Arak. One of the covers caught my eye, so I picked it up and thumbed through it to the letters column and, sure enough, there was my letter from back when I was in junior college. So I show it to my wife and she glances at the page and asks, "What am I looking for?" To which I replied, "Your husband's name? Right there?" Her eyes opened up a bit and she asked, "That's really you?" Yup. it was me. I bought it, so now I've got one more copy of it.

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 9:38 a.m. PST

20thmaine: Funny you should mention that. My complete run of the series was actually in the count of my miscellaneous books that I entered. It ran for 15 issues (I think I've got at least three copies of number one) and I've even got the DC Comics Presents where they team-up with Superman (without looking it up, I think they previewed in that issue before going to their own series).

That was actually a pretty fun series and I recall enjoying it at the time. If memory serves me right, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew even appeared in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

I wonder if they're part of the new DCU-52?

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 9:39 a.m. PST

BTW: Entered more books last night. My catalog is now up to 4,851! I will be very glad when I get this done.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2012 12:59 p.m. PST

Wow ! I gave up on Arak at issue 21 (my handy notebook with a list of all the comics I have that I've managed to dig up tells me).

Wonder where the comics are ?

jpattern205 Oct 2012 9:52 p.m. PST

I stuck with Arak to the end, but as I recall the first dozen or so were the best of the run. I haven't read them in decades, though.

Platybeladon07 Oct 2012 11:55 a.m. PST

20thmaine – Re Captain Carrott (and his Amzing Zoo Crew). First appeared in New Teen Titans 16 Feb 1982 (as a pullout extra "A Bunny Unbound"). Own series ran from 1 – 20 then there were 2 mini-series (Oz-Wonderland War 1-3 & The Final Ark 1-3).
According to the Crisis Index – Capt. C was based on Earth-C which was in an alternative dimension, rather than a parallel earth & was thus still in existance after the crisis. He (and his crew) aren't listed in the Index for an actual appearance in the 12 issue series however.

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