Walt from WCS posed a great question:
“How do you decide which comic goes on the outside of each box?”
You don’t all assume I just put random comics on the front, with no rhyme or reason to it?
You know me too well.
I actually thought about this a lot, and decided the Comic had to fit into one of three categories:
It had to be a favorite comic series;
It had to be a favorite character; or
It has to have special meaning to me.
BUT, it had to be an issue from the actual box it was facing, so it was still near the series in which it belongs. (All my books are organized alphabetically, then in numerical order.) This helped narrow the choices down, but it still was not easy, and I spent more time deciding what books to feature than I did actually hanging them.
Some were chosen for favorite characters, such as Aquaman, Batgirl, Black Goliath, Dazzler and Firestorm
Some were chosen for Favorite Series, such as All-Star Squadron, Alpha Flight, Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Dial H For Hero.
And some were chosen for special meaning to me, such as Green Lantern 150 and Justice League of America 167 and 200. All 3 are some of the first comics I owned and I read them dozens and dozens of time. I also used them to hone my drawing skills by copying images from the comics.
I know Debra is horrified with the DC heavy representation (only 3 out of the 13 are Marvel Comics) but it will even out once I get to the opposite side of the room.
Thanks for the great question, Walt.