Comic Book Collecting, Oh What An Enjoyable Past Time It
Have you ever read a comic book before? I imagine just about
everyone, at some time in their life, has read at least one comic
book. But do your interests and enjoyment level go beyond that?
You may have said to yourself, at sometime or another, I would
like to start a comic book collection some day. Heck, you may
even have several comic books lying around that you have just
What do I do to start a comic book collection and what all do
I need? Well, as I am sure you realize, you need to start with a
passion. You have a passion, you say, but you don't want to be
labeled a "comic book geek" and remain alone in your enjoyment.
Well, my suggestion to you is "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" and
believe me, you are not alone. You would be amazed at the
multitudes of individuals who have a passion for comic books. And
there are a plethora of related sites on the Web.
I couldn't get enough of these colorful action-packed little
devils when I was young. But like any supposedly responsible
individual, I lay my passion aside when I got older and when to
college and got a good job. Well in the last several months, I
have rekindled that childhood passion and have spent a good share
of my time researching and creating my own comic book website.
And what a rush it has been reintroducing myself to myself. I am
finding quite an avid interest in all the new comic book hero
movies Hollywood is cranking out. I have even started my own
comic book hero DVD collection. And this is big business, so I
know there are throngs of people out there with my same interests
and I hope to connect with many of them through my website.
I ran into a major thrill the other day glancing through the
want ads of my local newspaper. Lo and behold, someone was
selling a comic book collection. A quick call and a meeting in
the shopping mall parking lot and I was the proud owner of 189
comic books kept in beautiful condition. And get this; it cost me
$50.00 for the whole collection. I have as yet to determine the
actual worth of the collection, but it has got to be
substantially more than what I paid for it. As time goes on, I
will be organizing all of them in a spreadsheet and using my
trusty copy of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide to determine
my new collection's total worth. As I do that, I will be
reporting results on my website.
Through all my research over the last many months, I have even
created an ebook product on how to start a comic book collection,
which is filled with Internet resources. I want to have an
inexpensive resource available to help others, with the same
passion I have, to get started. If you care to see what the book
is about, you can check it out at
and let me know what you think.
When you start your collection, you will need to start
thinking about sources to purchase your comic books from. You
will want to start learning about comic book supplies to help
preserve and organize your magazines. You will want to learn how
the rest of the industry goes about grading physical condition
and what your individual comics are worth. Personally though, I
believe some of the greatest worth in a comic book is what it
means to you and the enjoyment you receive from owning these
little pieces of art. You may even what to find where all the
great comic book conventions are and if there are any close to
you. All of this information is available on the Net and I am
hoping to build a central hub to all this other great info.
Want to start a collection? Come on over and visit me. Kick
your shoes off and stay for a while. I don't think you will be
disappointed. You may even want to bookmark my site. Have
something of value you want me to add or a question that needs an
answer? I am all ears. So start scanning the want ads and I will
see you at my site. Flame on! Or was that "Up, Up and Away"?
Dave Gieber, a former rocket engineer, has decided to take up
residency on the Internet. He is the owner and editor of several
websites, one of which was built around one of his childhood
You can visit here to keep up to date on the world of comic books
and comic book collecting. Feel free to sign up for his comic
book ezine at
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