Thursday, April 28, 2011
A comic book sometimes called a funny book is a magazine made up of comics, narrative artwork in the form of separate panels that represent individual scenes, often accompanied by dialog (usually in word balloons, emblematic of the comic book art form) as well as including brief descriptive prose.
The first comic book appeared in the United States in 1932, reprinting the earlier newspaper comic strips, which established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term "comic book" arose because the first comic books reprinted humor comic strips. Despite their name, however, comic books do not necessarily operate in humorous mode; most modern comic books tell stories in a variety of genres. In the US, the most common genre is Superhero. ~ wikipedia
People collect comics for many reasons: Money, Authors, Covers, Rarity and nostalgia. Most are limited to area and money as to how much or how little they collect. The internet has helped open the door to finding more elusive comics or just a artist in particular.
When collecting remember a few things, if you are collecting to keep versus reading then make sure you get the equipment needed to keep your comics in pristine condition; like Back boards and Sleeves. This will keep dirt and debris out of your comic as well as keep them from getting bent. Make sure you get proper storage boxes as well, these will be found at most comic retailers.
Remember that when collecting to always check around for pricing, condition and dependability. You have the right to question, look and research your purchases, sometimes if it seems too good to be true....it is.
I love comics and the reflection of cultural and historical times that they coincide with, its a fun way to enjoy a good Superhero and see how our political and sociological behaviors have changed through the years. There was a time when comic were thought of as criminal negligence against our children according to an article from Sterling North a noted Psychologist. Glad we didn't listen to him.
I collect and sell comics, and let me say this it was an easy collection to start, you find your favorites and you run with it. At first I got everything I could get my hands on, and then found there were particular artists and authors I liked more, in doing so I sell the comics I have doubles or triples of or just not into the genre. You can find my overflow comics at my store http://comycgyrl.ecrater.com would love to see you there.