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    So I just re-cataloged my collection to try and downsize. I ended up with two extra shelves of empty space (every collector's weakness ).

    While I should be happy with the free space and use it for future releases, I got to thinking about some popular titles I never bothered to collect.

    Specifically Sandman & Watchmen. Due to the fact that they usually appear on every "best of" list, I figured I should own them.

    Are these two titles essential & a must for every comic enthusiast's collection? Are there other titles out there that people feel should be in everyone's collection?

    Now obviously people have their own preferences & opinions. But I think we can agree some of these titles have reached entirely different levels of success and notoriety that breakthrough the limited world of comics and into the mainstream.

    What do others think?

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    Sandman and Watchmen are both shelf-worthy & should be in everyone's collection. Along with MAUS from art spiegelman.

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    If not owning them but at least give them a shot? I think there are plenty of people who dislike Watchmen or Sandman because it's just not what they are looking for in their entertainment. So I don't think everyone should own them but at least give them a read in whatever format is the most convenient for you.

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    In no order:

    * Krazy Kat by George Herriman
    * Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library
    * Rocketeer by Dave Stevens
    * Sin City by Frank Miller
    * 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello
    * Maus by Art Spiegelman
    * The Incal by Moebius
    * Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis
    * Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    * From Hell by Alan Moore
    * Preacher by Garth Ennis
    * Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson
    * Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
    * Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
    * Economix by Michael Goodwin
    * Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemir
    * Blacksad by Juan Diaz
    * The Spirit by Will Eisner
    * Mouse Guard by David Peterson
    * Tintin by Hergť
    * Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
    * Persepolis by Marjan Satrapi
    * Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor
    * Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
    * Donal Duck by Carl Barks
    * Bone by Jeff Smith
    * The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen
    * Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba
    * Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka
    * Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
    * The Nikopol Trilogy by Enki Bilal
    * Blake and Mortimer by Edgar P. Jacobs
    * QRN over Bretzelburg by Franquin
    * Fourth World by Jack Kirby
    * Lucky Luke Morris & Goscinny

    If you got that, you've got all the must haves

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    Another vote for Sandman here.

    They're currently re-releasing the 30th Anniversary trades, so those are readily available. If you're feeling more ambitious, you can track down the 5 Absolutes, which are top-notch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    In no order:

    * Krazy Kat by George Herriman
    * Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library
    * Rocketeer by Dave Stevens
    * Sin City by Frank Miller
    * 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello
    * Maus by Art Spiegelman
    * The Incal by Moebius
    * Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis
    * Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    * From Hell by Alan Moore
    * Preacher by Garth Ennis
    * Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson
    * Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
    * Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
    * Economix by Michael Goodwin
    * Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemir
    * Blacksad by Juan Diaz
    * The Spirit by Will Eisner
    * Mouse Guard by David Peterson
    * Tintin by Hergť
    * Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
    * Persepolis by Marjan Satrapi
    * Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor
    * Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
    * Donal Duck by Carl Barks
    * Bone by Jeff Smith
    * The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen
    * Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba
    * Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka
    * Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
    * The Nikopol Trilogy by Enki Bilal
    * Blake and Mortimer by Edgar P. Jacobs
    * QRN over Bretzelburg by Franquin
    * Fourth World by Jack Kirby
    * Lucky Luke Morris & Goscinny

    If you got that, you've got all the must haves
    Wow! What a list. Out of those I already own Daredevil & Saga. Sandman & Wicked + Divine are inbound. And I plan on picking up the Absolute Swamp Thing later in the year.

    Quote Originally Posted by SJNeal View Post
    Another vote for Sandman here.

    They're currently re-releasing the 30th Anniversary trades, so those are readily available. If you're feeling more ambitious, you can track down the 5 Absolutes, which are top-notch.
    Absolutes for sure!

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    You must have money!!!!!

    Maus
    Y: The Last Man
    Alita Battle Angel
    Saga
    Chew
    Fables
    Daytripper
    Mind MGMT
    Lone Wolf and Cub
    All 43,532 versions of Watchman( I'm joking. It''s not that great.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andru View Post
    So I just re-cataloged my collection to try and downsize. I ended up with two extra shelves of empty space (every collector's weakness ).

    While I should be happy with the free space and use it for future releases, I got to thinking about some popular titles I never bothered to collect.

    Specifically Sandman & Watchmen. Due to the fact that they usually appear on every "best of" list, I figured I should own them.

    Are these two titles essential & a must for every comic enthusiast's collection? Are there other titles out there that people feel should be in everyone's collection?

    Now obviously people have their own preferences & opinions. But I think we can agree some of these titles have reached entirely different levels of success and notoriety that breakthrough the limited world of comics and into the mainstream.

    What do others think?
    I guess that depends on why and how you collect.
    If you collect what other people find good or what you like.

    Sandman would never find its way into my collection as I donít like it... at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoked Ham View Post
    You must have money!!!!!

    Maus
    Y: The Last Man
    Alita Battle Angel
    Saga
    Chew
    Fables
    Daytripper
    Mind MGMT
    Lone Wolf and Cub
    All 43,532 versions of Watchman( I'm joking. It''s not that great.)
    Collecting all of Sandman & Wicked + Divine will be stretched out over the next few months. Have to budget

    Own both Y: The Last Man & Fables. Love them both!

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik K. Kristensen View Post
    I guess that depends on why and how you collect.
    If you collect what other people find good or what you like.

    Sandman would never find its way into my collection as I don’t like it... at all.
    Definitely what I like. However, I felt like I was missing some obvious choices...I'm pretty boring and usually like what the masses do haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoked Ham View Post
    You must have money!!!!!

    Maus
    Y: The Last Man
    Alita Battle Angel
    Saga
    Chew
    Fables
    Daytripper
    Mind MGMT
    Lone Wolf and Cub
    All 43,532 versions of Watchman( I'm joking. It''s not that great.)
    How could I have forgotten Fables ??
    Indeed Y: The Last Man Daytripper and Chew are good. But should they be on everyone's shelves ?

    As for Watchmen, I don't see what so many people see in it. Alan Moore has done better. Superhero comics, there are tons that are better. Yes historically it was very modern and new for its time. Sure it's got a movie, it doesn't mean it's good. And other Moore's books got movies/series before that.

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    What about Hellboy?

    Another one I was interested in, but jumping into that seems like a never ending journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andru View Post
    What about Hellboy?

    Another one I was interested in, but jumping into that seems like a never ending journey.
    For Hellboy I would stick with the LE only.As for must haves,I recommend New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.
    I'd love to have a John Byrne Superman omnibus in my collection.How 'bout it DC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andru View Post
    What about Hellboy?

    Another one I was interested in, but jumping into that seems like a never ending journey.
    Honestly I wanted to start it also, now that they have just published the paperback omnibuses.
    I read the 1st one and got really really disapointed.

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    My must haves:
    * Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson
    * Uncanny X-Men by Claremont Omnibus volumes 1-3
    * Spider-Man by Roger Stern
    * Captain America by Mark Gruenwald #307-350
    * Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus volumes 1-3
    * Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato (available as a paperback Ultimate Collection)
    * Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev
    * Daredevil by Brubaker & Lark
    * Superior Foes of Spider-Man
    * New Avengers volume 1 + Secret Invasion + Siege
    * Amazing Spider-Man: Big Time
    * Superior Spider-Man

    I guess the last three probably wouldn't be for "every" collector, but they are must haves for me. I recently read Iron Man from #115-250 and really liked it, though I need to think more about which parts are essential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob fett View Post
    For Hellboy I would stick with the LE only.As for must haves,I recommend New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.
    So no B.P.R.D?

    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    Honestly I wanted to start it also, now that they have just published the paperback omnibuses.
    I read the 1st one and got really really disapointed.
    That is a shame

    Quote Originally Posted by iPodwithnomusic View Post
    My must haves:
    * Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson
    * Uncanny X-Men by Claremont Omnibus volumes 1-3
    * Spider-Man by Roger Stern
    * Captain America by Mark Gruenwald #307-350
    * Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus volumes 1-3
    * Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato (available as a paperback Ultimate Collection)
    * Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev
    * Daredevil by Brubaker & Lark
    * Superior Foes of Spider-Man
    * New Avengers volume 1 + Secret Invasion + Siege
    * Amazing Spider-Man: Big Time
    * Superior Spider-Man

    I guess the last three probably wouldn't be for "every" collector, but they are must haves for me. I recently read Iron Man from #115-250 and really liked it, though I need to think more about which parts are essential.
    I actually own most of these!

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