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Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP04 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 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 TMP05 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 TMP05 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 TMP05 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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