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Comic Heaven – Without Robbing a Bank

September 18, 2007

I loved reading comics as a kid – I simply couldn’t get enough of them. Spidey was my favourite and I always hoped to (one day) have enough cash to simply buy all the comics I’d missed out on. Of course, many comics are now collectors editions and it would cost a huge amount of money to buy all your favourite ones.

Enter the digital age!!

Marvel has released over 40 years of Amazing Spider-Man comics on DVD spanning March 1963 through to June 2006:

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That’s almost 600 comics!

They’re in PDF format, which took me a little while to get used to, but (as long as you have a reasonable-sized screen) you should be just fine.

One slightly annoying aspect is the way Marvel managed to interweave crossover stories between comic book titles, so some stories start out in an Amazing Spider-Man book, then jump across to another (now unavailable) comic title. Its a minor whinge however – having 40+ years of Spidey stories is simply unbelievable.

Incidentally, in my rush to get my hands on the Spidey collection, I bought the earlier version which consisted of 11 CDs:

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Marvel have released other similar collections such as the Fantastic Four, Avengers, Hulk, X-Men, and Captain America.

If you’re a comic book fan, they’re well worth the money. You’ll just need to put the rest of your life on hold while you read them all!

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