all love to collect something.
Whether they are items that have been handed down from someone we
know or items we once owned when we were young and lost along the
way and years later we searched and searched to reacquire them.
Maybe they are items people have always had a love for and they have
kept them for a long, long time.
Collecting comic books is one of the most fun and most entertaining
Where else can you purchase a piece of pop culture for a cover price
of 10 cents (back in the 1920s to the early 1960s).
Where else can you pick up an item and escape for 30 minutes away
from the rest of the world - where you can read and see a complete
illustrated story anytime and anyplace.
You can take them with you on a bus ride, train ride or airplane
ride. You probably read them while you were in the backseat of your
parentís car while heading on a long road trip or tagging along
during errands. You probably stopped by a library and read them or
stopped by your local park or local cafe/diner or these days at a
And mostly you were in your home in the most comfortable and most
quiet spot enjoying your favorite characters as they went off and
engaged in one of their many journeys taking you through their world
on another exciting adventure.
It is still the cheapest form of entertainment ever since they
debuted in the late 20s to the early 30s in the format we still know
and recognize as comic books today.
The icons that have come from comic books are a whoís who in our
culture. Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman,
Marvel), Green Lantern, Flash, Hawkman, Aquaman.
Justice League of
America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain America,
Iron Man, Thor, X-Men,
Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Avengers, Daredevil.
donít forget their arch nemeses-Joker, Catwoman, Penguin,
Two-Face, Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Sinestro,
Dr. Doom, Magneto, Green
Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Galactus, Loki, Kingpin,
There are characters that started in other forms of media, but
blazed their trail in comic books like Tarzan, Lone Ranger,
Shadow, Green Hornet, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and
There are so many characters and themes that were inspired by comic
books that debuted in
other places like Star Wars, the Matrix, King Kong, Godzilla,
Alien, Predator, Terminator and to some extent
Indiana Jones and
Comic books continue to inspire creators, artists and writers to
bring comic book characters to movies, television, radio, the
internet and in books.
Comic books have always adapted themes from these sources too.
There is a great amount of themes and stories contained in comic
books. Every facet of life has probably been covered in comics at
one time or another.
Comic books are something that we collectors are proud to show our
families, friends and people we know. We love showing our favorite
titles and the great artwork and stories that are contained from
cover to cover.
We love to bring up the values of our books which always raises
eyebrows and curiosities from those not in the know.
We love the thrill of the hunt to chase issue after issue until we
can complete that run or find that key book.
People love comic books and they love to collect them.
There are quite a few resources available to help collectors find
the items they are looking for when in the past would have taken
years to find. Internet and local stores and shows offer plenty of
material for collectors.
I have created different feature pages to help anyone who is
beginning to collect or is already collecting and for those who want
to assist someone they know give a hand to that special person.
find sections on
how to collect,
where to buy,
how to store and
protect your collection,
how to check how much your collection is
worth and where to find books and magazines on this great hobby of
Youíll find sections on various comic book titles that I think are
worth collecting and would interest those who are beginning to
collect and those who may already be collecting them.