Comic Books = Big Bucks
There's no doubt that comic books can be quite profitable if you know about them. If you're a newbie and are looking to invest in comic books then you'll want to read this article.
Comic collecting and investing can be a lot of fun to pursue and quite rewarding. There's no better feeling than making a nice profit off a comic that you hunted down years before with determination and grit.
That's what it's all about. Making wise investments, right? For anything in life really. So I'm going to start off with a little tid-bit that I hope you take into account to begin your journey, and that little tid-bit is called Silver Age Comics.
What Are Silver Age Comics?
The Silver Age of comics is a period that followed the Golden Age and started roughly around 1956 and ended roughly around 1970. However, unlike the Golden Age, the Silver Age movement really shifted the industry towards the superhero genre.
Many superhero characters like Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk were created during this particular era. Those DC superhero characters from the Golden Age were revamped during the Silver Age of comics.
So many of the characters and comics that we love came from this era, and that's another reason why investing in Silver Age comic books is an extremely wise choice at the moment.
Why Invest In Silver Age Comics?
Comic books back in the day were not meant to keep. Much like newspapers, they were meant to be disposed of. They were also geared towards kids, and god knows that most did not take care of them.
However, a few did take care of them, and some kept them without caring for them all that much. The majority during this period trashed them, never once thinking that they could one day be valuable.
The fact that there are so few Silver Age books is what makes them rare. However, it doesn't make them valuable. Demand makes them valuable. Rarity just adds to their worth.
There are a lot more Very Good condition Silver Age comics than there are Near Mint from the same era. The higher the grade from this period, the more rarer the books will be. This is not the same equation for Modern Age comics, as many modern books are at high grades.
That's why investing in Silver Age comics is a better bet than Modern Age books, but what books should you get?
That depends on how much you're willing to invest and how much cash you have to do this. I'll tell you right now that certain key issues will always be in demand, like the first appearance of the Green Goblin.
Do you want to invest in high grade books or only have the cash for Very Good copies? Remember, Very Good grades are less rare than the high grade books, and they will take a bit longer to rise in value than opposed to Very Fine or Near Mint copies.
Because of the surge of comic book movies, many high grade copies of silver age key issues are rising quickly in value, especially if the comic character has a movie franchise like X-Men, Batman, or Iron Man, etc.
Many key issues fall in the Silver Age because many superhero characters came out during that time. There are less comics from this age floating around and many were not well kept. Rarity plus demand = value! I think this is more than enough reason on why you should consider investing in Silver Age comics.