|Some of these boxes (and their contents) are almost 30 years old, and they'll have to wait |
until the more recent stuff is organized and catalogued.
|The updated "Westerns" List; numbers to |
the right of titles are gaps in each run.
As you can see from the terrible image above, this task could take some time. In an effort I have begun with those series I have most recently begun collecting (in the last 4 to 5 years), and while most local comic shops will organize by publisher first and then alphabetical by title, I will be organizing each long box by genre (relatively speaking), and ignoring alphabetization. This approach may be tweaked, but not in the too-near future.
|Three boxes o' Westerns--that's better... for now, though tab separator labels are a must.|
One advantage of being a Westerns-fan is that there are very few of us out there, and therefore back issues (comic books not purchased when they were originally released) are generally easy to find and usually less expensive, often if you wait long enough. For example, when originally released, the 1993 Rawhide Kid mini-series published by Marvel, was a little difficult to find as it had received quite a bit of mainstream publicity due to the character (rather stereotypically by most tasteful standards) "coming out." I picked up the whole run (all the issues) for a few dollars just months ago. Sometimes collecting is a waiting game, especially if you are a completest.
Over the next few days I plan on making my way through the Horror/Science Fiction genre and will share some of the processes entailed...