Props to boardies like you who have done the leg-work and research, and shared it instead of the ordinary and tiring knee-jerk mindset to keep this information to yourself for profit or gain.
To me, this is the major difference that will define our generation of collecting from the previous, and IMHO will make collecting comics a much more exciting experience from the viewpoint of daring to explore and learn the history of emerging collecting niches like the one described in your article.
If you ever decide to print this for dissemination, please PM me and include me on the list of people interested in having a copy.
Also, I do want to offer some input on the topic, but am not sure if you're asking for it now in this thread and/or if the article is still in a revision stage.
#5600086 - 04/14/1212:02 PMRe: Comic book collecting with a foreign variant focus
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Originally Posted By: chromium
Very nice and informative ! But it's "1st appearance of the Punisher" not "apearance"
Despite a few proofreading points, the content is outstanding and well-thought. It's great to see your passion for such a personal niche in the collecting community. I have picked up a few comics from outside the US, but never got into the re-published American works in different languages. It's really refreshing to see your perspective as a collector driven by this interest.
#5600119 - 04/14/1212:18 PMRe: Comic book collecting with a foreign variant focus
[Re: Dr. Balls]
I was posting here when you were in diapers.
Very interesting, I will have to read it. Especially because itís Ė as itís often the case with you US collectors Ė written from your collecting perspective alone.
I am Italian, and I started to collect comics in original edition around 1988. Recently I have started collecting golden age and I have found how interesting is to compare the different countries comics' productions.
Besides this, I always prefer to buy an original edition, and I keep the italian one (which, for you, would be the english one) when I canít read the original.
Considering foreign editions of american comic book characters becomes very interesting (I speak for Italy) when we try to locate early translations of golden age material. Super-rare publications, occasionally unauthorized, often re-traced or heavily handled, and so onÖ But, above all, itís the historical context which interests meÖ