Get Started Collecting Comics
By Aaron Albert, About.com Guide
Collecting Comics 101
Comic book collecting is a rewarding hobby. You get invested in your collection both financially and emotionally, making attachments to characters, creators, and publishers. Before you start your comic book collection, it will be helpful to learn the lingo and history of the comic book world.
- Everything You Need To Know About Comics
- History and Overview of Comics
- Comic Book Glossary
- Finding The Value Of Your Comics
Protecting Your Comics
Protecting your comic books is a key thing in maintaining and even increasing the monetary value of your comics. Make sure you know about all of your options when keeping your comic books safe and they will keep giving value for years to come.
Introduction To Comic Characters
The characters of comic books are what drives them forward into the hearts and minds of people. They sell comics, action figures, movie tickets, posters, and are a property in and of themselves. In fact, some publishers make the bulk of their profits on the merchandise related to comic book characters, and not the comics themselves. Find out more about the characters that litter the comic book world.
- Top Superhero Teams
- Marvel's Merry Mutants - The X-Men
- When Heroes And Villains Collide!
- Popular Comic Books
Events, Conventions, And Organizations
A big part of the comic book world are the events and conventions that happen throughout the year. These conventions have become larger and larger, bringing in tens of thousands of fans together to share their love of comic books. There are also the organizations that add so much to the world of comics with their non-profit works and events that shine the spotlight onto the world of comic books.
- San Diego Comic Con International
- The Eisner Awards
- Free Comic Book Day
- The Hero Initiative
- Essential Convention Items
Comic Book Culture
Comic books have a culture all their own. They reflect and comment about what is going on in our society. Comics have been a place to discuss war, poverty, crime, sex, drugs, and many others issues. Some might say that comics have impacted society as well.
- Cultural Issues In Comics - Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll
- Top Creator Blogs
- Give Back To Your Comic Community
Most people who read comic books have an idea for their own. Or at the very least, they are very interested in how comic books are made. It is a fascinating world full of big ideas, compromise, creativity, and hard work. If you are interested in creating your own comics, or just want to find out more about how they are made, read on.
- Get Started In Creating Comics!
- Places To Help You Create
- What Is A Comic Writer?
- When You Suffer Writers Block
- The Penciller - Putting Pencils To Paper
- Things To Help Create The Perfect Pencils
- Inkers - Not Just A Tracer!