Hi all. Brand new to this hobby but off to a start. Just sent in my first two hardcovers to be handled by David. I'm starting with a chronological
collection of Marvel Red Sonja titles and appearances in the bronze age. I've put together two volumes that contain not only Marvel Feature and her own
series but also the Conan comic and magazine appearances. Also includes two Kull magazine stories and the '79 Marvel Team-Up issue. Mainly the books are
collecting her appearances up to '83 but also threw in a fun What If story from '90 where Wolverine and RS mate.
I had really nice runs of both Marvel Feature and the first RS series which is why I decided to start my binding hobby with her. I chased down all the Conan books on ebay over the period of at least a month. Her very first appearance in Conan issues 23 & 24 were the most challenging to obtain at a reasonable price but I eventually got very lucky with an auction of both together and in FN to VF condition for what I'd consider a heck of a bargain.
In order to fit any magazine sized stories into a comic-sized collection I of course reprinted scans of individual pages onto custom pages that will fit into the books. In other cases I used pages from a couple of Dynamite Entertainment's books where some of the older Marvel magazine stories were reprinted in color and in comic sized collections such as Giant Sized RS and the first trade collection.
Along with all the comics, I created several custom pages for each volume. Title pages, contents, cover collection page, various pinups in both B&W and color from the era and today, even images of her old memorabilia for fun. It was a lot of work but a fun distraction.
I will of course be posting images of my custom page work here for fun and the finished books once they are completed. My next projects will be collections of random bronze age Marvel titles by year. My comic hobby started as a kid in the middle of the bronze age so I'm selecting say 24 various Marvel Comics per volume that I remember being jazzed about in each year. Fun times!