Comic Book Bleg

I have a few long-boxes of comic books I want to get rid of, mostly from the 1990s. Is there an orthodox way of doing so in this modern digital age? Ebaying one at a time, or even in batches, seems like a lot of work for limited return. Swinging by the local comic shop seems like very little work for almost no return. Our audience seems like the sort that must have encountered this problem sometime.

Oh, and have you seen comic book legends revealed? That one’s for you, Hudson!

: Zubon

6 thoughts on “Comic Book Bleg”

  1. Those would be my two guesses…

    I have several cases of 90’s comics under my house. Not sure what, if anything, I will ever do with them. Pretty sure my Magic cards are in the same boxes.

  2. Sadly, most 90s era comics are all but worthless. It too have several boxes of them mouldering away in my house — and that’s just the problem. It seems like almost everyone was collecting comics in the 90s, so there are zillions of copies of almost everything. Combined with a declining interest in comics and the poor economy, they’re just not worth anything at the moment. I have comics that were worth more 10 years ago than they are now. Actually . . . that’s pretty much all of them.


  3. We all should have invested that 30 bucks a month into tiny flakes of gold. Or Hatian prostitutes. Ahh, hindsite is 20/20.

  4. *sigh*

    I used to be huge into comics. In fact after 20 years, I just stopped collecting within the last few months.

    Step 1) Grab the latest copy of over street price guide.
    Step 2) Go thru you collection and keep the issues that are worth $5+
    Step 3) Take the other 90%+ and unbag them, and put them in the recyle bin.
    Step 4) Check on ebay, and try to sell the ones you kept in lots.
    Step 5) Pray for the day when you can buy comic in digital format on a nice page size kindle eReader.

    I just recycled 10 short boxes this summer. I’ll probably trash another 5 over Christmas. The rest are gradually getting re bagged and put into storage.

  5. Thanks for the heads up!

    I am currently working on catching up and reading Death of Captain America hardcovers Vol 1 and 2.

    “In 1975, Marvel came up with four new titles in one lunch.”

    That explains a lot of the crappy writing of that time.

  6. Isanox:

    I’ve been doing the same with my comic collection (picking out those that are worth something, and getting rid of the rest)

    But, instead of recycling the worthless ones, I donated them to the local children’s hospital. It was great to see how excited those kids were. I was glad to see my old comics enjoyed again, even if they weren’t much of an “investment” like I thought they were at age 14.

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