How To Start Collecting Comics?

Are comics still worth collecting?

Over time, some of those comic books, especially origin issues, can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, such as Action Comics #1 worth about half a million dollars.

Today, with companies like the Comics Guaranty Company and eBay, even current comics are worth a considerable amount of money.

How do you collect comic books?

How To Start Collecting Comic Books

  • Start Small. Once you decide you want to collect comic books, just be sure to take it slow.
  • Have A Focus. Don’t aimlessly collect comic books with no goal or focus.
  • Store Them Properly. Once you acquire a comic book, make sure you take immediate steps to store them properly.
  • Know Why You’re Collecting In The First Place.

Where do I start with comic books?

Now that we have that covered, let’s start with what comics you should start with if you want to start reading.

  1. Marvel / ‘Ultimate’ Marvel[10] Good ol’ Marvel Comics or Marvel Publishing, if you will.
  2. Spiderman[1]
  3. Hulk[2]
  4. Avengers[3]
  5. DC Comics[11]
  6. Batman[4]
  7. Superman[5]
  8. Green Lantern[6]

How do I get started with Marvel Comics?

How to Start Reading Marvel/DC Comics! –

How can you tell if a comic book is valuable?

The easiest way to determine if your comics fall into the “good” category is by looking at the cover price. Almost all comic books have the retail cover price at the time of publication on the cover. The valuable ones will have 10c, 12c, 15c, 20c, or 25c on the cover.

What 90s comics are worth money?

A List Of Important Comics From The 1990s:

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Rank CGC Count Issue
1. 11,846 New Mutants #98 Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2. 8,475 Uncanny X-Men #266
3. 5,855 Amazing Spider-Man #361 Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4. 5,599 Spawn #1

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Are old comics worth anything?

Just because your comic book is old doesn’t mean it is worth anything. What truly makes a comic book worth something is its rarity, popularity, and condition. A comic book store will not pay you top value for a comic book. They need to make a profit.

How can I sell my old comics?

So here are a few tips for how to jump-start the process and where to sell comic books.

  • Organize.
  • If possible, sell in person.
  • Consult your local comic book store and Half Price Books but don’t commit immediately.
  • Sell somewhere legit.

Is CGC grading worth it?

But as a rule of thumb, as I’m deciding which comics to submit for grading I always estimate the true cost of having a Modern Tier comic being graded by CGC to be $25.


Item Cost Notes
True Cost / Book $25.23 $126.15 / 5 comics

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What are the best comics to collect?

The best-selling comic books of all time

  1. Action Comics #1000 (2018) Jim Lee/DC Comics.
  2. Detective Comics #1000 (2019) Image:Jim Lee/DC Comics.
  3. Amazing Spider-Man #583 (2009) Todd Nauck/Marvel Comics.
  4. Secret Wars #1 (2015)
  5. Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014)
  6. FCBD Edition Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2002)
  7. Batman: The 10-cent Adventure (2002) #1.
  8. Fantastic Four #60 (2002)
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Is reading comic books good for you?

Evidence and research is stacking up to prove that comic books make their readers smarter. Comics make you want to read, and they use complex language which improves verbal intelligence. Like steroids for the mind, comics can even take struggling readers and make them stronger!

What is the best Marvel comic to start with?

The Top Ten Marvel Comics For Beginners

  • Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 & 2 (2004)
  • Civil War (2006) Marvel Comics.
  • The Ultimates Vol. 1 & 2 (2002)
  • X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny X-Men #129-138, 1980) Marvel Comics.
  • Avengers vs. X-Men (2012)
  • House of M (2005) Marvel Comics.
  • New Avengers Vol. 1 (2009)
  • Secret Wars (1984)