Next up in Collectors’ Corner, Animes we take a look at a hobby that many people dabble in during their youth, but increasing numbers are enjoying well into adulthood: collecting comic books. The fashion for cosplay has seen an even more diverse crowd of comic fans attending events, and so-called graphic novel” sections in bookshops – ghettoes for comics that are longer original works or collected into series – are one of the rare areas of the market to have grown year on year. In October, Marvel will release 50 hip-hop variant covers featuring the characters of their plethora of comic book franchises. Download the superheroes, comic books, comics and cartoons activity pack on our website, or by signing into SlideShare below.
Nowadays, this comic will fetch you as much as $343,000, with a minimum sale value of $10,000. When their comic book first hit stands in 1963, it only would have cost you 12 cents. If you want to experience things from the very beginning, it’ll run you as much as $275,000, with a minimum sale value of $400 (we’re talking worst possible condition). Reload Comics is an independent Comic book Publishing company based in the South of England.
For every vintage comic sold for a small fortune, there are hundreds of thousands that change hands for pennies, simply because collectors like them and wish to build their own collection. So if you enjoy reading about the ever-evolving adventures of your favourite characters and have an appreciation for imaginative storylines and original artwork, comic collecting could well be a great pastime to explore – and with the ever-increasing selection of characters and storylines on the market, there’s always something new to experience.
As well as publishing their own titles, and taking on board creator owned projects, Reload also offer a commission service, where clients can contact us about design work whether it be for books covers, character, concept and costume designs for film and even designs for tattoo’s…. The skies the limit with the talented team at Reload, and the rates are competitive!
We have exciting stores in many major UK cities, including our famous London Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue and Megastores in Bristol and Southampton. Our first title ‘Jericho’ has already proven to be quite popular among avid Comic book readers, as well as celebrity comic book readers. And what has been turned into a movie is strictly the memoir type of nonfiction comic books rather than the historical, biographical and otherwise informational variety. Some big dramatic effect can be made in a comic book for a matter of a few pounds.