A COVID project of mine was to catalog my comic book collection. Took a few months but it is done, now it is time to start selling and picking up some books that complete series. In the end, the goal will be to keep my Spider-man comics and see how close to complete I can get. Today I picked up a few missing books at my favorite shop Rubber Chicken Comics in Bellingham. Jay has been picking up collections and runs of awesome books during this time – I assume from people like me doing COVID projects. Every week he is posting a new line of books, this Amazing Spider-man run is awesome. I got some great issues in great shape, but now and then I am willing to fill in some of the older missing books with those in poorer conditions to get the number filled. This one is a great example. Amazing Spider-man #25, the first appearance of Mary -Jane Watson, kind of (her face is not shown). A great addition to the collection, June 1965, looks like the original owner has signed the first page, might have gotten the pen to work by testing it on the cover but still, I did not have the book, and now I do. The only thing is Steve Ditko (look him up – he is a big deal) really did not seem to have a grasp on how to draw a photographer. Peter Parker looks maniacal holding a camera a few times in the book. Go see Jay at Rubber Chicken, you won’t regret it. Fun dailypic trivia, Jay was the 15th dailypic, 3947 days ago.
Jay, dailypic #0015, October 15, 2009