It’s August 28th. In just 3 more days the first of the New 52 will be released. The ushering in of a new era for DC, and for the comic book fan in general will begin with Justice League #1. Are you ready for it? Hell, are you even excited about it? For this comic book reader, the answer is a resounding yes.
I have never felt like I could be a comic book collector. I grew up around comics. My dad was a collector. He would take us to the comic store after church on Sundays and get 10 copies of every number 1 that came out that week. But by the time I was old enough to appreciate comics they had been around forever. So I just never started. I’ve been reading comics. I love reading comics. But I’ve never collected them like my dad did. I don’t have boxes of them with every comic in a mylar bag like he did.
This is why I’m excited about DC’s New 52. Now I have a starting point where I can collect every issue of the titles that I decide I want to buy. I have my Drawer Boxes set up and ready for them. I have 2 packs of mylars. I have decided on 20 titles of the 52 that I am going to buy. At the end of the year I will have 1-12, 20 times. They will be in alphabetical order, in pristine shape, and they will be all mine.
This is my time for collecting. I will have each and every number of all 20 titles from Wednesday, August 31st until they stop producing the title or I die. That is why I am excited about DC’s New 52. Oh yeah, and they are going to be awesome too. Did I fail to mention that?