Being the compulsive sort, it bugged me whenever I missed an episode of a TV show I watched (I used to watch a lot of TV; now not much). Similarly, it bothered me that I didn't have complete sets of the comics I read -- they were both hard to find and expensive, especially since I almost never started at the beginning.

Inspired by Ernie Cline, I've recently been watching Airwolf. It hasn't aged well, and was never great storytelling, but it's still enjoyable. And it's nice to see as a coherent whole over weeks, rather than scattered across years with commercial interruptions. I'm in the middle of season 2, and will skip season 4 (I don't think I ever saw it, fortunately); don't know about season 3. Perhaps I'll watch The Fall Guy next!

Nowadays, with the Internet, back issues of comic books are pretty easy to find. I've completed a few series that were missing issues, such as Badger crossovers, Dynamo Joe, and Tailgunner Jo. I'd love to collect various other series, but a full run of X-Men would be prohibitive -- both in terms of money and time to read them all!

I was pleased to discover Marvel made several of their more popular titles available to GIT, who released them on DVD. Unfortunately, the license was terminated in favor of Marvel's online service, but some DVDs are still available. James gave me Ghost Rider for my birthday, and despite some aggravations (they photographed the open comic books, so there's dead space around the corners, and didn't bother to split left & right pages, so it's too awkward to read in single-page portrait mode) which make the comic harder to read than it should be, I'm enjoying the old Ghost Rider issues. It's amazing what a loser Johnny Blaze originally was -- he's an idiot (sloppy writing), a coward, a regretful devil dealer, and not really faster or more skillful than gang members. As time has gone on, and Marvel has super-sized its characters, Ghost Rider and his cycle have gotten faster, stronger, less human, and ironically much more innocent.