Comics are a visual art form consisting of images and text, usually with a superhero or funny theme.
Most comic collectors come to come collecting through a love of comics. All the major comics publishers have their own web sites promoting their new monthly titles, so now the Internet is the comic collectors oyster.
With the rise of the Internet, comic collecting has become a lot easier, with sites offering back-issues of all sorts of comics as well as information resources. Comics sometimes find their way into car boot sales and the like but quality can be low.
Many comic collectors start at an early age when comics are the weekly essential read. This love of comics fuels the desire to collect. Many other collectors, many adults, are drawn to comics becasue of their diverse covers and artwork.
As well as the comics themselves, there is a whole secondary market of supplies to keep your collection safe and sound. Special bags and boxes are available, as well as ornate displays to exhibit your rare comic to the public or just in your own home
Comic collecting can be a great hobby as there are a myriad of publishers out there that have been producing comics for decades, the main players DC & Marvel have produced hundreds of thousands of comicbook issues and are still publishing them every month. Some collectors only collect comics with variant covers or printing errors. As well as the Big Guns of the comic industry there are many small independents publishers past & present that produce a vast amount of comics in many genres.
Comic collecting once was seen as just for children; the younger generation trading issues back and forth to get a whole collection of this superhero or that superhero, tucking them into back pockets and schoolbags. But over the years comic collecting has grown to include adults and major money where auctions can bring in thousands of pounds for the lucky owner.
Early comics in excellent condition can fetch thousands of pounds if they are of a sought after edition.
From a few pounds to thousands.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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