I note that there is no thread devoted to silver age Adventure Comics.
As someone pointed out a couple of weeks ago (I think it was "Silver"), Adventure introduced to the world: Krypto the Super-Dog, the Legion of Superheroes, Red Kryptonite, General Zod, The Phantom Zone and Bizarro World. Plus it had great backup features with Aquaman and Green Arrow leading the way.
So, I will start off the Silver Age Adventure Comics Collectors Thread with...
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Loc: Small Town Ontario
So what makes 229 the first Silver Age issue?
(I collect Marvel but somewhere along the line I picked up a copy of 229. )
I try to imagine my collection as what could sit on the bookcase shelves of a slightly compulsive teenage boy who collects every Marvel, circa Christmas 1965. The collection would sit in neat piles beside a ball glove and an Aurora model of the Mummy.
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Honestly, Ian (Steelcity) has the nicest silver age Adventure Comics collection I know of, and I would not be surprised if it was the best in existance. He has quite a few scanned and I am sure he wouldnt mind showing them. He and I both seem to love the series.
Personally, although my collection really doesnt bare this out, I would have to say that Adventure Comics is my favorite DC series of all time. The Legion is one of my favorite comics features of all time, and Adventure is not just the birth place of the Legion, but it is also where the best Legion stories were printed.
Additionally, Superboy is my single favorite DC character, and while I have a near complete set of Superboy, Adventure was a monthly series. Since the 50's is my favorite time period that would make 120 wonderful issues of Adventure Comics during my favorite decade of comics versus about 80 in Superboy's own title. That's 120 covers of my favorite character with some pretty good backup material along the way. Everything from Frazetta Shining Knights to Aquaman and Green Arrow.
It's kind of odd then, that of all the series I collect, that I focused the least on Adventure, and I know why. I have a "completist" kind of bug, and I just couldnt see me getting Adventure 103 all the way to 380. I started collecting Action at about the Supergirl era and Superman at 100, Superboy, Lois and Jimmy through completion, but just focused mostly on the Legion Adventures. I regret that alot now since I wish I had them all!