My Collector collection!!!! ^_^
Pictured here are most of the Collector’s appearances arranged chronologically starting with Avengers #28 from 1966. His appearances in the all ages comics are by far the funniest.
One day I’ll do this with all mine.
Tiger-Man #3, September 1975, cover by Larry Lieber and Frank Giacoia
Great comic this.
I own most of the Atlas ones. Particularly like the Tarantula.
"LaVena Johnson" by Cecile Emeke
- LaVena Johnson was only 19 years old when she enlisted in the US Army to pay for her college fees.
- Just before her 20th birthday, and only days after speaking excitedly to her family about coming home early for Christmas, she was found dead in May 2005.
- The army ruled it as a suicide; one shot to the head. However things weren’t adding up for the Johnson family, and under the freedom of information act they slowly started to find out what really happened.
- An autopsy showed brusies, scratches and teeth marks on the upper part of her torso, revealing she had been badly beaten.
- Lye had been poured on her vaginal area, probably to eliminate DNA from rape.
- There was a trail of blood leading to her tent, suggesting her body had been dragged to the tent after the disgusting and brutal act.
- CBS paid for a second autopsy, which revealed her neck had been broken and parts of her vagina, tongue and anus had been removed.
- Despite investing into the case of LaVena, neither CBS or ABC ran the story
- There is overwhelming evidence proving that 19 yr old LaVena Johnson was mutilated, raped and murdered, yet the US Army insist it was suicide.
Why is LaVena’s story important?
- LaVena’s life is important, and so are the many other woman who have died in the US Army under “suspicious” circumstances.
- Because many black men and women in the US army are being killed under “suspicious circumstances”.
- Because many black men and women in the US, period, are being killed under “suspicious circumstances”.
- It’s important because it is outrageous that stories like these aren’t being reported in mainstream media.
- Because the Johnson family would have never known the truth about their daughter unless they had spent many years and resources to find out the truth. What if they didn’t have the resources? How many more murders are being covered up?
Often we hear stories and feel powerless to help, but I think hearing the song of people is the powerful first step. Hearing the songs that people sing through their stories is not only the absolute very least we can do as human beings, but it is also the first necessary step before any action can even be imagined.
LaVena Johnson I heard your song.
; ; submission ; ;
How does it protect the army to keep bad people safe?