There it is, my ultimate and most precious collection of comics. Last night I went out re-sorting them, pretty dusty cause haven’t touched for quite some time actually. I started collecting them back since I was in form 1 (1994) in high school. At that time the price of a comic book only costs about RM1.80 only (pretty cheap eh? now it costs about RM3.00, some of them can cost a lot more!). The comics that I focused on collecting were the most famous to be read at that time, like Alam Perwira, Dendam Kesumat, Anak-Anak Wira, Pedang Setiawan, and Juara Wira. And FYI, there’s a whole lot more. But most of them already reached the final for each of their chapters when I was still in high school (there’s also other versions and sequels of the same title after that, but decided not to collect them). And Now, I only concentrated on collecting these two comics, that is Pedang Setiawan (467th issue to date) and a new generation comic named Era Perwira. Come to think of it, it has been 13 long years since this all began. Whoaa!!! sure is a long one!!!
Back then in the early years of collecting them, the quality, both in medium and graphics were actually quite poor, even the quality of paper used back then, was more like a newspaper-type ones, but much more worse!. But in due time it improved to be much better as new technology being used to produce a much more better version. But the dark part of it, suffer to pay for a high price! (yet I still continued on collecting )
There’s other reason why I did the re-sorting stuff. I was actually looking for this particular comic, Anak-Anak Wira (and I DID have a complete collection of it…), because a friend of mine wanted to borrow them. I ended up sorting every comics that were placed on the cabinet, in case it got stacked with other comics, but yet still unable to locate it. It was odd though, cause I didn’t remember of having lending it to anybody before this. And I didn’t misplaced it at all because before this all of the comics were placed in boxes (about 6 of them, placed in there for quite a long time!) and after awhile I bought a bunch of cabinets and then placed the comics there. And I’m actually strict when it comes to my comics matter, even back in school days. No borrowing! just read it here for RM0.20!!!.
But now I’m starting to get a feeling that someone borrowed them and intentionally not returning them to me (buat harta lar tu!). And it really irritates me when being unable to identify who borrowed it and not returning it, and me for not being able to remember when this takes place! warghh~!