Doug: With summer approaching, many of us create a book list of volumes of pages we'd like to but will never quite get through. But hey, it's nice to have that ambition here as May becomes June. Our wide-open question today concerns comics history. Let's say you had access to complete runs of any and every series that's piqued your interest in the Silver and Bronze Ages -- could be the mags themselves, Essentials, Masterworks or Archives, the DVD-ROMs for Marvel Comics that ceased production way too soon -- you just have these comics at your fingertips. What is the one series you'd like to curl up with over the next three months (I've included a few suggestions below into which I know I'd be inclined to go spelunking)? Is it your all-time favorite? Is it a series you've loved, but never had a way to fill in the gaps in your collection? Or, is there something for which you've had this itching curiosity? Is your choice fueled by the opportunity to examine a particular character or creative team -- or maybe you're after a team-up or anthology book?
The sky's the limit -- you can get your grubby mitts on any series you want. So which is it? Oh, and as an added discussion point: where would you stop your run of reading? For example, many of us have remarked that The Avengers took quite a plunge for about 50 issues after #200. Seems like a good jumping-off point to me. Do you have parameters? Maybe you aren't necessarily going to start with issue #1, but still plan to cover over a hundred issues...
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