This thread got me interested in these box sets. Going to try and grab my first one soon.
"All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree." - James Madison, 4th President, United States of America, architect of the Constitution.
"Frankly, I'm amazed at who these people think they are, that they think they can tell others...others who have been here years more than they...how and where to post. It is arrogance tenfold of the very type they complain about."
I swear, this last week I'm the guy struggling to regain his youth.
1: I completed the Holofoil chase cards from Wildstorm Archives 1 that had 11 of the 13 variant covers (just took 17 years to complete!)
2 : I completed the chase cards from Wildstorm Archives 2 that had the Whilce Portacio art (just took me 16 years to complete)
3 : after 18 years, I finally obtained the hardcover collection of the Gen 13 miniseries, still sealed, and #0756 out of only 1000 (there's a card signed by Campbell inside, but I'm not sure I should break the seal. I also have an unopened copy of Wizard Magazine that had the G13 girls on the cover).
Plus, I noticed noone's done a blog piece on the variant covers, so I'm planning that post, along with full-image scans and more.
That sounds like a steal to me. I recall my local comic store owner in Iowa back in 1995, saying it was going for around $500 at the time it came out (not sure where he heard it from, though).
Btw, I was cleaning out my storage space as I am planning to move to a new apt in less than a week, and after perusing over my Gen 13 collection, was amazed how much I had gotten signed at SDCC in 1996 and 1997. Here's an updated list:
1996 SDCC (Signed by Brandon Choi and Alex Garner): Gen 13 #5 (mini-series) Gen 13 #0 Gen 13 #7 Gen 13 #9 Gen 13 #10 Gen 13 #11 Gen 13 #11 (European Tour Edition) Wetworks #2 (Variant Cover)
1997 SDCC (signed by Wildstorm FX colorists Martin Jimenez & Joe Chiodo): Gen 13 #17 Gen 13 #18 Gen 13 #19 Gen 13 #20 (yeah, they just did colors, but these guy were using light/dark gradient color work that was blowing my teenage mind!).
Previously, I had mentioned that I had a couple covers drawn on by Jim Lee and J Scott Campbell. Well, I made that part of my entertainment blog's post about the Gen 13 Variant Covers: