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Shivabali's Bio

My beginnings in the hobby started with my love for 1950-70's horror and sci-fi movies as a kid (I was born in 1969). I loved all the monsters from Frankenstein to Godzilla. One of my first memories around 4 or 5 was reading Friedrich/Ploog's Frankenstein #1 along with the 45-record sound track! Wish I had that now...alas, have never even seen it for sale.

Comics also got me into some of my favorite writers like Howard, Lovecraft, Bradbury, King and the like.

I constantly upgrade books I already own and sell the replacements. I am also interested in new sets I find or people lead me to. Glad to see the Jim Steranko cover set! YES! Please don't go out and try to top me now :) Along with Silver/Bronze/Copper Marvels I also love to collect modern sets like Walking Dead. I relish in collecting a set that I actually read (and watch!).

Comics have influenced my life and sensibilities in terms of the importance of art in all its' forms: painting/drawing/composition/writing/music on and on etc.

Let's keep it Vibrant!

Happy Collecting People!

Thanks for reading if you're still reading...I must admit, I usually don't...that's why I haven't written a bio after almost two years as a member! Maybe it's the beer, but I was compelled tonight to take this thing to the next step. Taking off the mask, and throwing out a personality. Take that Mr. Parker!

PS: I love to write quatrains. Basically 4-line stanzas that create a story and a mood. I've included some below that remind me of my comic/monster/arcane/horror-loving obsession:) The supernatural and superhero and supervillain and the fine line in between keeps me forever intrigued. BTW the "quatrains" below look more like paragraphs here because of the limited horizontal line space.

His death note read: “I think I’m Superman”.
The family said he was a family man.
The note ended: “I’m here, but can’t be seen.”
They said his mortal wound was glowing green.

Mr. Lovecraft and Cthulu formed his mind,
With ancient civilizations and gone gods and lost time.
Read through the Necronomicon, perhaps you’ll be forsaken.
But look upon the million eyes and madness will awaken.

There are rats in the walls, she hears them all night;
She hears the soft scratching and scurrying blight.
Fleas will come biting, carrying plague,
They first find your feet, then crawl up your leg.

Oh how they prayed to the mighty Gods,
Those of thunder and rain and meat.
Oh how their tattoos bled victories and defeat.
Now they are all gone, mingling with the sod.

This stranger invited me along for a midnight adventure,
Something about a hidden crypt, and ancient treasure.
He supplied the hooch and shovels; we dug deep into the night.
What we found I cannot say, but I pray I’m not right.

When she awoke, the pain led her to her left inner wrist.
The tattoo, upside down, took her a second to make around.
She gasped at the letters there…or rather the
initials and that triple six.
He had been dead for half a year. What is going on around here?

The guy supposedly worshipped Bruce Lee,
Especially that heart extraction feat.
He finally tried it on the wrong person;
He died before landing face first in the street.

When they met that night, she told him, “I have never felt better!”
It was summer, she was different; she wore a turtleneck sweater.
The sweater was white, and a red blot stained the collar.
When dawn came, she ran off, imploring: “I must find my father.”

Neighbors said he was a musician with a bad attitude and a worse voice.
He left a note about a guitar-string suicide next to a full bottle of pills.
The last line read in red ink: “some guys have all the luck.”
He was surely dead, but not a single expert could discover how.

Once, while walking in the jungle, I came across a shrunken head.
Without fear I lifted it by its hair and whispered in its ear:
“Come with me and be my friend.” I believe it nodded then.
During the flight home, our pilot saw my head and feinted dead.

After the breakout, I reported success,
The zombies were dead, just a scratch on the neck.
Now it is told, the plague started here,
But with a head-shot suicide, I’ve nothing to fear.


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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Alpha Flight (1983) Alph Alphas Shiva's A-Flight 43612 24
Amazing Adventures #1-#39 (1970) Shiva Amazing Adventures Amazing Adventures 1-39 18436795 1
Amazing Spider-Man #1-#25 Ditko Doodles Shiva ASM 1-25 2492152346 7
Amazing Spider-Man #1-#100 Silver Spidey Shiva's first hundred 10496287121 13
Amazing Spider-Man #101-#200 Bronzed Spideys Shiva's Bronze ASM 10010041934 2
Amazing Spider-Man #201-#300 Shiva's Copper Spideys Spider-Man Coppers 10010012763 4
Amazing Spider-Man (Complete with Variants) The Web-Head 's many adventures Shiva ASM Complete w/ Variants 40325353731 3
Amazing Spider-Man McFarlane McFarlane's Work Shiva's McFarlane ASMs 291005820 5
Astonishing Tales (1970) Shiva's Astonishing Tales Astonishing Tales...featuring? 10272114 5
Avengers #1-#250 Earth's Mightiest Heroes People! Shiva Avengers 471720541 18
Avengers #1-#503 All them 'vengers Shiva's Avengers ALL 48820224 11


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1-#4 Miller's Triumph BTDKR 4121400 14
Bill Sienkiewicz Covers In sync with Sienk Shiva's Bill's 1942060 3


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Captain America #100-#454 Red, White and Blue Captain America 100-454 651717249 2
Captain Marvel (1968) Captain Marvel Marvel's Version Marvelous Captain Marvel 446117704 2
Chamber of Darkness Crreeeaaaaak AAAHHHH!!!! Shiva CoD 91002640 2
Civil War (2006) It's War! Shiva Civil War 28331837 8
Conan the Barbarian #1-#24 Conan's 1st 2 Marvel years Crom Lives 2510022855 3
Conan the Barbarian #1-#100 Conan's 1st Hundred Shiva's 1-100 run 11010032581 2
Conan the Barbarian #1-#275 by Crom I need more 9.8's Shiva Conan 2729347289 2
Creatures on the Loose Creature Features Shiva's CotL set. 11391635 4
Creepy Creepin' and Crawlin' Shiva Creepy 31600 14


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Daredevil #1-#310 Shiva Daredevil 1-310 Daredevil 1-310 411214067 27
David Finch Cover Set Finch covers Shiva Finch covers 40131 12
Doc Savage (Marvel 1972) Bronzed Doc Shiva Doc Savage 333544 4


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Elektra: Assassin Miller/Sienk masterpiece Shiva Elektra 8100384 3


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Fantastic Four (Complete with Variants) Shiva FF complete w/ variants Complete FF + variants 20020169093 3
Fear Journey into... Shiva Fear 17543620 3
FOOM Obscure FOOM Shiva's FOOM issues 3132375 2
Frank Frazetta Warren Covers Frazetta babes and brawn Shiva Frazetta Warren cvrs 7234250 5
Frankenstein (1973) What Knockers! Shiva Frankenstein 181004396 1


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Ghost Rider (1973) Ouch my aching Flaming Skull Shiva ghost rider 242715350 3
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero (1982) Shiva G.I. Joe V1 all the Joe's 741066 28


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Hero For Hire - Power Man - Power Man & Iron Fist Cool Hand Luke shiva's HFH 535484 5
House of Mystery #174-#321 Do you dare enter... Shiva's HoM 174-321 321150 24
Howard the Duck (1976) Howard the Duckbutt Shiva Howard the Duck 12302673 10


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Incredible Hulk (Complete) The Green Man Cometh then Smasheth Shiva Hulk Complete 1502582888 3
Iron Fist #1-#15 Shiva Iron Fist All Iron Fist 151006928 3
Iron Man #1-#332 Stark's off the wagon Shiva Iron Man 812335025 3


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Jack Kirby Cover Set Kirby's Krackle Kirby's Krackled covers 26216261707 1
Jim Steranko Covers The One and Only Shiva's Steranko Covers 698426981 1
Journey Into Mystery #83-#125 Thor begins... Journey Into Mystery 83-125 225021941 23
Journey Into Mystery (1972) Journey into Mystery '72 Mysterious Journeys 14732470 1


Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Man-Thing (1974) Son of the Swamp All the Man-Things '74 481006764 1
Man-Thing (1979 - Vol. 2) Man-Thing dos Shiva's vol. 2 11100690 1
Marvel 1968 Series Starters '68 Starters Shiva 1968 Starters 1210035270 1
Marvel 25c Picture Frames A quarter a picture 25 cents framed 30969855 2
Marvel Annuals (1962-1982) You have to wait an entire year... Shiva's Annuals of Marvel 483019965 3
Marvel Bronze Age 1st Issues (1970-1982) Bronze This Shiva Bronze 1sts 1688375095 1
Marvel Copper Age 1st Appearances Shiny Coppers Shiva copper 1st appearances 1569924982 1
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