My uncle had an almost complete collection of old EC comics .
The stories are incredibly gruesome and dark. I loved em. Thee were many of the comics of which the "Comics Codes" were developed to make comics bland. Its kind of amazing though, no matter how gruesome, the comics were into racial equality and the war comics were ANTI WAR.
I should see about getting em valued and donate them to some cultural institute.
they have a chemical life span and an almost predictable chemical end.
We collect certain things and ephemera...SO whats the point,sez I?
actually the process of using acid sulfitic washes in the pulping process is the enemy.
Whenevr a collectible requires a considerable effort to stabilize and maintain, its of no interest to me.
It's one of my true passions.
you really dont understand the differences between high art and ephemera that is consciously manufactured to be such. Comic books are sources of infotainment
Each of us were shuffling millions of dollars of merchandise around...and none of us realized it.
My favorites were Batman, Superman, Submariner, and Captain Marvel.
Quote:Each of us were shuffling millions of dollars of merchandise around...and none of us realized it.
And that's exactly what made them so rare and valuable. Not many people at the time thought to preserve them.
Quote:My favorites were Batman, Superman, Submariner, and Captain Marvel.
Which Captain Marvel? Shazam or Mar-Vel?
I have a pretty 'serious' collection (large and filled with many key books), but probably half the enjoyment is the searching aspect. Trying to find books I'm missing.
Batman could never be toppled as my all time favorite.