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Old 03-25-2017, 06:39 PM   #1
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I finally got *EVERYTHING* from the Archie TMNT series!!

In Feb 2016, I lost all my comics in a flood. By Feb 2017, I bought them all back... and then some! TMNT Adventures is my *favorite* comic book series. I spent my childhood collecting every issue from any place I could. If they sold comics, I checked their TMNT section first (I still do, just for fun). The main run (Vol 2. # 1 - # 72) was my crown jewel. I had some of the spin-offs before (some Mutanimals, a few Conservation Corps, a few specials, etc.), but with this new endeavor, I finally got every single issue in the Archie universe!

I could only use "fun money", because I'm married, and we're living on my single income (no kids; just a sweet Alaskan Malamute). And I really don't make a lot either. I used birthdays, Christmas, and months of "beer money" (SwagBucks became an addiction for a while). I bought the biggest runs from eBay. Second most came from our local second-hand book store. Third most common was Mile High Comics (check 'em out!).

I posted my collection to Imgur here. Take a look and let me know what you think please!
http://imgur.com/gallery/eNbA0
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Old 03-25-2017, 07:44 PM   #2
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In Feb 2016, I lost all my comics in a flood. By Feb 2017, I bought them all back... and then some! TMNT Adventures is my *favorite* comic book series. I spent my childhood collecting every issue from any place I could. If they sold comics, I checked their TMNT section first (I still do, just for fun). The main run (Vol 2. # 1 - # 72) was my crown jewel. I had some of the spin-offs before (some Mutanimals, a few Conservation Corps, a few specials, etc.), but with this new endeavor, I finally got every single issue in the Archie universe!

I could only use "fun money", because I'm married, and we're living on my single income (no kids; just a sweet Alaskan Malamute). And I really don't make a lot either. I used birthdays, Christmas, and months of "beer money" (SwagBucks became an addiction for a while). I bought the biggest runs from eBay. Second most came from our local second-hand book store. Third most common was Mile High Comics (check 'em out!).

I posted my collection to Imgur here. Take a look and let me know what you think please!
http://imgur.com/gallery/eNbA0
Nice collection. The Archie stuff is the only series I didn't try to track down. I have the first mini series and a handful of odd issues but otherwise it was too troublesome.

But, I do have all the 1st prints of everything else TMNT except issue #1. And I have 2 copies of v4 29-32. Plus I've been collecting the IDW stuff too.
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:51 PM   #3
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In Feb 2016, I lost all my comics in a flood. By Feb 2017, I bought them all back... and then some! TMNT Adventures is my *favorite* comic book series. I spent my childhood collecting every issue from any place I could. If they sold comics, I checked their TMNT section first (I still do, just for fun). The main run (Vol 2. # 1 - # 72) was my crown jewel. I had some of the spin-offs before (some Mutanimals, a few Conservation Corps, a few specials, etc.), but with this new endeavor, I finally got every single issue in the Archie universe!

I could only use "fun money", because I'm married, and we're living on my single income (no kids; just a sweet Alaskan Malamute). And I really don't make a lot either. I used birthdays, Christmas, and months of "beer money" (SwagBucks became an addiction for a while). I bought the biggest runs from eBay. Second most came from our local second-hand book store. Third most common was Mile High Comics (check 'em out!).

I posted my collection to Imgur here. Take a look and let me know what you think please!
http://imgur.com/gallery/eNbA0
Awesome. Way to go!
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:45 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about the flood. Way to stick with your quest in capturing everything.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:54 PM   #5
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Very cool. These are some classic stories and I'm glad you can read them again, but collecting them was half the fun for me. Hope you enjoyed the hunt!
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:55 PM   #6
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Congrats. I also enjoyed the Archie Adventure Series as a kid. This series was the first time I ever bought a comic book. I also tracked down all the issues as an adult. I have the entire collection including every book ever done under the Archie name. My problem is I'm a picky collector. I only buy direct editions and first printings. I also am picky on condition as I usually only buy near mint and odor free books. You would be surprised how many times I had to resell books because they arrived smelling like smoke. It took me forever to track down the entire collection in this condition but I know there's not many that own it either way. Again, congrats. I know how much time it must have taken to get it complete.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:27 PM   #7
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That's really cool, Turnstone! I was very fortunate to only receive one issue that was smoke damaged (#29). Fortunately, I got a collection that happened to have a smoke-free one. I'm impressed by your apparent immaculate collection. Even with everything I have now, I gotta admit I'm still a bit jealous. Haha. Speaking of which, do you know of anything that I might be missing that you would consider a part of the TMNT Archie series?
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:59 AM   #8
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I'm a completist so I bought all the original Archie trades, the sourcebooks, the crossovers, all the mutanimsls series, the annuals.... basically anything to do with the Archie TMNT universe.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:09 PM   #9
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:44 PM   #10
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Congratulations! This was my first comic book series I ever started buying so I understand the connection to this series. I'm glad you were able to get your Archie TMNT Adventures comics back plus some.
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