cheetah


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cheetah's Bio
2014 Recap: I've been an avid comic collector since 1972, give or take a few extended absences. My first incarnation as a collector was Silver, Bronze and Modern Age Marvels. I had always been a huge fan of the Avengers and most other Bronze Age Marvel titles. I spent four years fighting tooth and nail to complete my Avengers run from 1-503, Volume II and Volume III. 573 books in all with nothing lower than a 9.4 and over 470 books graded 9.8. I also had top registry sets of X-men and Amazing Spider-man. When I sold the Avengers, X-men and ASM sets, the total shipping weight was one ton!

Somewhere along the way, I discovered the Golden Age of Comics, entirely due to the airbrush covers of Alex Schomburg. When I looked at auction listings for Golden books, my extended runs of Marvels didn’t seem anywhere near as cool. So after upgrading to an Avengers 1 CGC 9.6, I sold the entire run in one lot to a mystery seller through Metro. I soon followed up with selling my ASM and X-men runs. I took the proceeds and started buying golden age books. Fiction House and Nedor were my first loves, then came some of the less popular Fawcett titles, a number of Sunday reprint titles, EC Gaines File Copies, and many miscellaneous titles. Cool stuff! You should look into it if you haven’t already. I really like the high grade GA books. There is something special about holding a 70-year old book that looks like it was just printed. Every day I go through my collection, I am thankful for people like Edgar Church, Tom Reilly, Billy Wright, Wendell Crowley and William Gaines.

I'm a completist at heart and like to collect entire runs of a title. After doing the Avengers and X-men, long titles don’t scare me. So far I have completed the following slabbed runs in the highest grades I can find:

Aurora Comics Scenes (1974) - 9.8+
Avengers V1 1-503 (1963) - 9.4+ (sold)
Avengers V2 (1996) - 9.8 (sold)
Avengers V3 (1998) - 9.8 (sold)
Avengers Forever (1999) - 9.8
Avengers Next (2007) - 9.8
Avengers Two: Wonder Man and Beast (2000) - 9.8
Avengers/JLA (2003) - 9.8+
Avengers/Thunderbolts (2004) - 9.8
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes II (2007) - 9.8
Avengers: Infinity - 9.8
Avengers: Terminatrix Objective (1993) - 9.8
Black Cat Comics 1-29 (1946)
Brick Bradford (1948)
Captain Midnight (1942)
Claire Voyant (1946)
Clue Comics (1943)
Defenders (1972) - 9.6+
Dark Avengers (2009) - 9.8
Doc Savage (1972) - 9.8 (sold)
Doctor Strange (1974) - 9.6+
Domination Factor: Avengers (1999) - 9.8
Double Life of Private Strong (1959) - 9.2+
Etta Kett (1948)
Exciting Comics (1940)
Extra! (1955)
F-Troop (1966) - 9.2+
Fantastic Voyage (1967)
Firehair Comics (1948)
Ghost Breakers (1948)
Impact (1955) - Gaines File Copies
Johnny Hazard (1948) - 9.2+
Jughead's Fantasy (1960) - 9.2+
Jumbo Comics (1940) - tough run!
Jungle Comics (1940)
Last Avengers Story (1995) - 9.8
Long Bow (1951)
Marvel Contest of Champions (1982) - 9.8
Marvel Super-heroes Secret Wars (1984) - 9.8 (sold)
Marvel Team-up (1972) - 9.6+
Mighty Avengers (2007) - 9.8+
Monster (Fiction House 1953)
Ms. Marvel (1977) - 9.6+
New Avengers (2005) - 9.8+
New Avengers V2 (2010-ongoing) - 9.8+
New Avengers AAFES (2005) - 9.8
New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) - 9.8
Nova (1976) - 9.8 (sold)
Piracy (1954) - All Gaines File Copies
Red Sonja (1977) - 9.8 (sold)
Secret Invasion (2008) - 9.8+
Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-man (2008) - 9.8
Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers (2008) - 9.8
Secret Invasion: X-men (2008) - 9.8
Strange Worlds (Marvel 1958)
Tales From the Crypt (1949)
Torchy (1949)
Tru 3-D (1953)
Ultimate Avengers (2009) - 9.8
Ultimate Avengers 2 (2010) - 9.8
Ultimate Avengers 3 (2010) - 9.8
West Coast Avengers Limited Series (1983) - 9.8
Whirlwind Comics (1940)
Wings Comics (1940)
Wolverine/Captain America (2004) - 9.8
X-men/Alpha Flight (1985) - 9.8
X-men vs. the Avengers (1987) - 9.8
Zago (1948)
Zip-Jet (1953)

I’ve completed 69 titles in decades stretching from 1940 to 2010. I’ve found that being a GA completist is a lot more work than doing Marvels! My best completed GA runs so far are Exciting Comics from Nedor, Captain Midnight from Fawcett, Tales From the Crypt from EC and three of the Big 6 from Fiction House: Jumbo, Jungle and Wings Comics. I hope to finish up Planet Comics, in the next year with only a single issue left to get.






    

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Adventures of the Fly Buzzzzz! 41214192
Air Ace Air Ace! 73522051
Airboy Comics (Hillman) Airboy! 4449204661
Air Fighters Comics Air Fighters! 1986779321
Alley Oop (Standard) Oops! 44423361
America's Best Comics America's Best Comics! 61984492
America's Funniest Comics The Funniest! 15021251
America's Greatest Comics America's Greatest! 22543881
Animal Fair Animal Fair! 3277351
Army and Navy Comics Army and Navy! 1255192
Aurora Comic Scenes A Model Set! 1010035501

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Baffling Mysteries Baffling! 104556031
Beverly Hillbillies Black Gold! Texas Tea! 157159101
Big 3 Big 3! 22824411
Big Chief Wahoo Wahoo! 45711021
Bill Battle (Fawcett) Bill! 1254201
Black Cat Comics Black Cat Comics! 29100287121
Black Cat (Harvey) Complete Black Cat! 6193442611
Black Terror Black Terror! 1659168181
Blondie Comics (1947) My Blondie Moment! 181121001
Blue Beetle (1939) Blue Beetle! 2135278951
Blue Bolt Out of the Blue! 10960501
Boots and Her Buddies Boots! 3608291
Boy Comics Boys! 2521283321
Brick Bradford Brick! 410037361
Bruce Gentry Bruce Gentry! 11212001
Buffalo Bill Jr. Bill, Junior! 85714131
Bulletman (Fawcett) Bulletman! 1280577441
Bulls Eye Bulls Eye! 2287261

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Canteen Kate Canteen Kate! 15035551
Captain Easy Easy Does It! 76320181
Captain Midnight Captain Midnight! 671001183411
Civil War Unnamed set - 86890 698632592
Claire Voyant Claire Voyant! 410018471
Clue Comics Clue! 15100526801
Comics on Parade Comics on Parade! 212051971
Crack Comics (Quality) On Crack! 239883
Crime and Punishment Crime & Punishment! 347451
Crime Does Not Pay It Does Not Pay! 221761613
Crime Patrol Crime Patrol! 1381735631
Crime SuspenStories (1950) Crime SuspenStories! 2382761651
Cryin' Lion Cryin' Lion! 1506001

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Dagwood Daaagwooood! 6419112
Defenders (1972) cheetah's Defenders! 168100141891
Dick Tracy Dick! 42271217961
Doctor Strange (1974) The Strange Doctor! 8310060431
Doll Man Quarterly Doll Man! 1428118021
Don Winslow of the Navy In the Navy! 1924121071
Dotty Dripple Dotty! 197925711
Double Life of Private Strong Private Strong! 210031581
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