The Guinness-Certified World’s Largest Comic Collection Is 94,268 Issues Deep
After nearly two years of convincing Guinness’ record judges that his comic book collection is, in fact, the world’s largest, Mission Viejo, California man Bob Bretall was able to announce on his Facebook page that it’s finally official: His comic book collection is on page 172 of the new Guinness Book of World Records.
Bretall’s collection totals 94,268 issues, all of which are “unique” books, which presumably means there are no duplicates. The whole collection weighs a whopping 16,800 estimated pounds. That’s more than eight tons of comics.
Here’s what Bretall had to say about his achievement on Facebook:
Comics count for this record occurred on May 1st, 2014. I have at least 1,000 more comics now.
Queue up the posts by people who “know a guy” that has more comics…
Records are made to be broken, those people can apply to Guinness World Records to break my record. When they do, I will congratulate them!
The 52-year-old began collecting comics when he was eight. His first issue was 1970’s Amazing-Spider Man #88, a classic Doctor Octopus issue.
Bretall told Guinness that he didn’t plan to ever sell his collection. Instead, it’ll go to his kids as their inheritance.
A nearly 17,000-pound inheritance. Congratulations, Bob.