cheetah


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cheetah's Bio
I've been an avid comic collector since 1972, give or take a few extended absences. My incarnation as a collector was Silver, Bronze and Modern Age Marvels. I've 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 airbriush covers of Alex Schomburg. Startling Comics 49 was my gateway drug into GA. 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) - 9.2+
Avengers V1 1-503 (1963) - 9.4+ (sold)
Avengers V2 (1996) - 9.8 (sold)
Avengers V3 (1998) - 9.8
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
Defenders (1972) - 9.6+
Dark Avengers (2009) - 9.8
Doc Savage (1972) - 9.8
Doctor Strange (1974) - 9.6+
Domination Factor: Avengers (1999) - 9.8
Double Life of Private Strong (1959) - 9.2+
F-Troop (1966) - 9.2+
Firehair Comics (1948)
Ghost Breakers (1948)
Impact (1955) - Gaines File Copies
Jumbo Comics (1940) - tough run!
Johnny Hazard (1948) - 9.2+
Jughead's Fantasy (1960) - 9.2+
Last Avengers Story (1995) - 9.8
Marvel Contest of Champions (1982) - 9.8
Marvel Super-heroes Secret Wars (1984) - 9.8
Marvel Team-up (1972) - 9.6+
Mighty Avengers (2007) - 9.8+
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
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
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
Wolverine/Captain America (2004) - 9.8
X-men/Alpha Flight (1985) - 9.8
X-men vs. the Avengers (1987) - 9.8
Zip-Jet (1953)

I’ve completed titles in every decade from 1940 to 2010. I’ve found that being a GA completist is a lot more work than doing Marvels! My best GA run so far is Jumbo Comics from Fiction House that I completed in a little over four years. A lot of issues didn’t even have graded copies when I first started on the title. I hope to finish up Jungle Comics, Planet Comics, Captain Midnight and Tales from the Crypt in the next year.






    

cheetah and His Everything Journal  

At 10 books a day, it will only take two years.

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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! 4348204311
Air Fighters Comics Air Fighters! 1881719611
Alley Oop (Standard) Oops! 44423361
America's Best Comics Unnamed set - 80246 3942485
America's Funniest Comics The Funniest! 15021251
America's Greatest Comics America's Greatest! 22543881
Animal Fair Animal Fair! 195251
Aurora Comic Scenes A Model Set! 1010035501
Avon One-Shots Eerie 1! 00013

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Baffling Mysteries Baffling! 104556031
Beverly Hillbillies Black Gold! Texas Tea! 146656101
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
Blackhawk Quality Blackhawks! 114460161
Black Terror Black Terror! 1659168181
Blondie Comics (1947) My Blondie Moment! 181121001
Blue Beetle (1939) Blue Beetle! 1830256051
Blue Bolt Out of the Blue! 10960501
Boots and Her Buddies Boots! 3608291
Boy Comics Boys! 2319246631
Brick Bradford Brick! 37526701
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
Captain Easy Easy Does It! 76320181
Captain Midnight Captain Midnight! 671001182461
Catman Comics Catman! 39209211
Chamber of Chills (1951) Chamber of Chills! 166140053
Claire Voyant Claire Voyant! 410018471
Clue Comics Clue! 15100506551
Comics on Parade Comics on Parade! 212051971
Crack Comics (Quality) On Crack! 239882
Crime and Punishment Crime & Punishment! 567971
Crime Does Not Pay It Does Not Pay! 221761613
Crime Patrol Crime Patrol! 1168724391
Crime Reporter Crime Reporter! 13315751
Crime SuspenStories (1950) Crime SuspenStories! 2175734851

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Dagwood Daaagwooood! 6419112
Defenders (1972) cheetah's Defenders! 168100141891
Dick Tracy Dick! 40251194511
Doll Man Quarterly Doll Man! 1428118021
Don Winslow of the Navy In the Navy! 1519102621
Dotty Dripple Dotty! 197925711
Double Life of Private Strong Private Strong! 210031581
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