The X-Men, Spiderman, Iron Man and now the Avenger, all are blockbuster movies and that has inspired more comic book fans than ever before. Collecting comic books isn’t just for nerds and kids anymore. Adults are revisiting the comic books they had as children and adding to the old collections. Collecting comics can be an expensive hobby, so here are some of the best places to find comics without breaking the bank. Here is a video outlining how to get your collection started.
eBay sells everything under the sun, including some pretty rare and valuable comics. You can find some really good deals here on single issues as well as picking up someone else’s entire collection.
Craigslist, like eBay, also sells everything under the sun. Finding comics on Craigslist can be hit or miss but it’s a free site and it doesn’t hurt to look, make sure you check nearby towns as well. Craigslist is a classified site so you do have the option to do a little negotiating and maybe get a better deal.
There are lots of online stores that offer huge selections of comic books, they probably won’t have deals as good as eBay or Craigslist but you’ll stand a better chance of finding what you’re looking for. Prices can vary from a good bargain to market prices.
You can find some good deals early on a Saturday morning if you make the rounds. One thing about garage sales is you can stumble on a good collection that is greatly undervalued. Sometimes the collections are huge and you can grab the entire thing for pennies on the dollar. You will have to do a fair bit of searching but you could strike gold anywhere. Most yard sales are unaware of any value to their collections and just want them out of the way.
Local Comic Bookstore
You can still get some great finds at your local comic store. You may not get as good a price as online but there will be no waiting for delivery and you can check out the comic before you buy it. Look in the bargain bin too, you may find another series that you enjoy. Make friends with the staff or owner they will let you know anytime that new stock comes in and if something goes on sale.
These are the best ways to find cheap comic books. You can grow your collection fairly quickly and have some fun at the same time. At the end of the day you want to be able to grow your collection without having to take out a second mortgage on your house.