I’ve been doing this at my Live Journal for several years now so I decided to carry it over to this blog.

Official Comic Book Count for 2008

2008 was not a banner year for my comic book collecting but that was more to do with me wising up a bit when it comes to how much money I spend on the damn things.  In any case at the end of 2007 I possessed 15, 847 books.

Total count for this year?  16,740.

Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Superman Books: 2,437
  • DC Books: 9,260
  • Marvel Books: 4,053
  • Independents: 990

The Superman books are up 167 books over last year.  Most of those are Bronze Age back issues but I still buy all of the main Superman books plus the Superman family books plus mini-series and specials.  DC is up 145 books, which isn’t too surprising.  I dropped many a DC book this year and the back issues hold no interest at the moment.  The Marvel books are up 599, which again is no surprise because Marvel back issues have held quite a bit of my attention this year, especially right at the end.  Independents were up by only 22 books, 12 of those being Walking Dead.

Not a bad year overall, though.  At the beginning of the year I was kind of put out by the direction DC was taking and that has only gotten worse and this is reflected by the number of Marvel books I bought.  I don’t know if this will change.  I really don’t think it will.

My goals for this year are kind of modest.  I will probably end up dropping more DC books.  I may add more Marvel books to the buy pile.  When it comes to back issues go if I have a new want list and I am going to stick to that.  I have my reading project assembled.  As far as comics go I am set for 2009.

No really.  I am.  No fooling.

More to follow…

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