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Old 02-22-2019, 07:08 PM
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Default Does anyone collect comic books?

I collected as a kid in the 80's and early 90's. I vaguely remember the comic market took a nose dive at some point in the mid 90's and a lot of the values decreased.

Did the market for them ever rebound at all? I used to read Wizard magazine to gauge the value of comics. Is there a new best resource for gauging their value?

Feel free to share any images of your collections, I'd love to see them!

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Old 02-22-2019, 08:08 PM
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Never collected comics but I do have every issue of Savage Sword of Conan in a box somewhere.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:56 PM
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Not very familiar with the comic market but from what I understand its a lot like cards. First appearances can be worth a lot. The older, the better and condition is incredibly important. Commons from the 80s and 90s are worthless.

Overall, due to the success of the movies, I think the comic market is excellent for the right comics.
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I am a collector, BATMAN only. Have collected for several years on and off. I not too knowledgeable about price guides, I usually just use closed auctions as a barometer.

Here are a couple of my favorite books:

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I am a collector, BATMAN only. Have collected for several years on and off. I not too knowledgeable about price guides, I usually just use closed auctions as a barometer.



Here are a couple of my favorite books:



Wow!!! Those are awesome!!

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Old 02-27-2019, 02:49 PM
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Yes, I collect. Did as a kid (along with baseball cards) and got back into it about 5 years ago. The market is strong and I even consider it more robust than cards. At least more participants. I spend my online time here and at the CGC comics (the PSA/SGC of comics) message board. https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/for...omics-general/ There has been a huge run up in the value of comics the last 10 years.
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Yes, I collect. Did as a kid (along with baseball cards) and got back into it about 5 years ago. The market is strong and I even consider it more robust than cards. At least more participants. I spend my online time here and at the CGC comics (the PSA/SGC of comics) message board. https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/for...omics-general/ There has been a huge run up in the value of comics the last 10 years.
Agree 100%. Comics are the hottest mass-market collectible at present. Much more robust than cards and future is brighter than the card market as they're getting the younger people and cards are mostly not.
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Agree 100%. Comics are the hottest mass-market collectible at present. Much more robust than cards and future is brighter than the card market as they're getting the younger people and cards are mostly not.
This is due in part to comics being a cross-over medium. The 'next big thing' in comics could be something that is decades old. All it takes is a blockbuster movie/show of some 'older' comic character to give that comic a bump. X-Men, Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, et al.

It is similar to cards though in that first appearances or origins of characters (think stars/RCs) go for much more than issues of that same era. Also many collectors don't collect runs of titles (think sets) but collect specific issues of characters or cover objects (yes, there are people who collect comics where the covers contain lighthouses, umbrellas, dinosaurs, etc regardless of the comic itself). While this has always been the case to some extent, I think it is much more so now than in the past. In both cases, cards and comics, it probably is related to the massive amounts of material to choose from and having a limited budget to spend it on.
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Thank you everyone for your insights! This makes me really happy to hear for the comic collectors out there and makes me (cautiously) excited to go through my 2 shoe boxes and see if any of them are worth sending in for grading!
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Not very familiar with the comic market but from what I understand its a lot like cards. First appearances can be worth a lot. The older, the better and condition is incredibly important. Commons from the 80s and 90s are worthless.

Overall, due to the success of the movies, I think the comic market is excellent for the right comics.
It seems you were 100% right! All of my comics are barely worth the paper they're printed on! I'll share a few images anyway, in the event they might provide a brief moment of nostalgia for anyone who was a kid in the 80's/90's and may have bought these from the local gas station as I did.
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