Saturday, 26 May 2012
second hand comics - a guide
So, you're browsing a garage sale or a thrift store or maybe going through a box in your parent's basement - and you discover a bunch of old, most likey 1980's comic books. Score! Comics have had a large appeal to all age groups over the years, whether Superman or the X-men or even the Saturday cartoons in your daily newspaper. Not only have they changed an art form, but have been key in storytelling since their creation.
Now, what are you going to do with these comic books?
A kind of obvious answer, yes. However, these old comic books are full of cool art and great stories. Even if they're just 24 page issues, it's a nice use of twenty minutes and can encourage reading in children, young and old.
If you like vintage comic books, why not have a collection? They're easy to find - garage sales, thrift shops, comic book stores, friends - and usually quite cheap! I recently purchased three vintage Spiderman/Spiderwoman comics at a garage sale for under a dollar and it was a sweet deal.
If you're collecting, it's cool to have a little shelf or display dedicated to your epic comic collection. Show them off, make your freinds jealous. Booyeah!
Comic books are well-loved and work well in all forms of crafts. Wrapping paper, jewelery, cards, picture frames - you name it! They make great gifts and look awesome.
And that's it! Old comic books are great, cheap, and can be used in many different ways. Try it out!