An Introduction To Collecting Comic Books

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What Is A Comic Book?:


The word "comic" has many meanings. It can be a comedian, a newspaper cartoon strip, or even a full blown graphic novel. Generally speaking, when referring to comic books you are talking about a story told through sequential art.

Comics have been around for quite some time - some even comparing cave art and hieroglyphics as the first comics. Comics have had a wonderful and colorful history and have flourished in America.

  • Comic Books 101 - A Brief History And Overview

    Comic Book Terms:


    Just like in any other hobby, the world of comic books has its own language. Get informed about the terms used in the comic book world.

    Buying:


    Buying comic books is one of the first steps in collecting and enjoying this art form. For the casual collector, grabbing new comics off the shelf from a local comic shop will greatly satisfy you. There is another world to comics however, with the rise in rare and hard to find comics, a whole other side industry has erupted.

    Selling:


    Sometimes, you have to get rid of your comic books. Some people do it for a living, but for the collector, this can be a hard step to take, and is full of dangers. Be prepared when you are selling your comics.

    Protection:


    When you have something valuable, you want to protect it. We have locks for houses and cars, passwords for accounts, and insurance to protect us when something goes wrong. Protecting a comic book collection can be no different. Make sure you know what to do when it comes to protecting your collection.

    Publishers:


    Comic Books are published by many different companies, each with their own comic book titles.

    Comic Book Publishers