I think I like the 1970s the best for comic collecting. That's when comics became sought after collectibles for real, fans became more earnest and knowledgeable, and conventions were more fun to attend because they didn't have moviemercials and had a more intimate atmosphere. Now its all glitz and blitz. And I had around 10,000 comic books in the 1970s. Up to that point I had complete runs of every Marvel title. I also loved DC's Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, but lost those issues when my basement flooded. I eventually sold my comics and retired. From collecting, that is.