As soon as I saw this board, I had to join in the conversation!
Pretty much the one series I really got into into from the first issue was Gen 13.
Over e years, I have been very lucky, and even got the following:
- the special chromium #1 from the boxset, signed by Campbell
- a do-it-yourself cover that Jim Lee signed and drew Fairchild on at Sdcc 1996
- a do-it-yourself cover that Campbell signed and drew Fairchild on at C2E2 2010 (I told him I'd been waiting 15 years for that moment!)
- a #11 European Tour edition signed by all 4 guys (Lee, Choi and Garner at Sdcc in 1996, and then signed by Campbell at c2e2 in 2010)
-1a & 1b that I got signed by Campbell and Garner at Sdcc 1995 (waited in a 2 hr line for those)
-1J signed by Campbell (notice a Fairchild pattern yet with me?)
-8 through 17 signed by Garner and Choi (I plopped those down in front of them at Sdcc 1996)
Btw, someone had questions about a hardcover collection of the original mini-series. There was a release, but I believe it was under 1000 copies print-run. I ordered a used copy from a seller online in the last few days, and can't wait to finally get this.
Btw, once I get the chance, I'll post up some scans of my collection to prove what I have.
On a final note, I got the last Holofoil variant cover chase card from the first Wildstorm Archives set today, and bought a clean doityourself for $6 from a local comic shop. I was hoping to ask Alex Garner to draw on it at this year's C2E2, but he cancelled his upcoming appearance. It's my dream to have an interpretation of Caitlin Fairchild drawn by Lee, Campbell, and Garner (if I could find Brandon Choi and just get him to sign a DIY cover, I'd be fine with that too).