Granted, our examples on this page are not "one-of-a-kind" examples, but we think you'll still get a kick out of viewing them!
For example, check out this August 1962 issue of Edgar Rice Burrough's TARZAN.
It sold for 12 cents! Wow!
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These issues were published bi-monthly by Dell Publishing Co.
Anyone who collects vintage comic books, surely knows that the 1st issue of Superman is, perhaps, one of the most highly desired paper collectibles of anything out there.
Do we have one?
Uh...no! But, we do have a "beat-up copy" of Superboy! This issue, (obviously well read), describes the adventures of "The Boy with Ultra-Powers!"
This issue of Superboy is from July 1962 and published by National Periodical Publications, Inc.
They also published many other well known comic books in this time period.
Here's just a few: SUPERMAN, AQUAMAN, BATMAN, FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, FOX and CROW, and many others!
All of these comics featured full color graphics and exciting stories.
Quite simply, they captured the imagination of youngsters from all over the country.
They still do!
The next example, comes from KING COMICS, BLONDIE, (April 1967).
Blondie, of course, is the curly haired blonde wife of Dagwood Bumstead.
She is normally prompting him to do something that usually gets him in trouble.
It too, featured several vintage ads for kids, plus a special beetle bailey comic insert. AND, it still sold for 12 cents!
This comic still runs in many newspapers today.
Check out these books for additional comic book information and pricing.
Here's some more of our favorites...
Who doesn't love "Scooby Doo...Where Are You?"
These next couple of examples of Gold Key comic books were published by Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Scooby Doo (shown) is from June 1970.
Bugs Bunny has always been a favorite!
Here's one issue from March 1969. Most comic books during this time period were now selling for 15 cents each.
That's still a nice bargain for the kids. (And the parents!)
Tom and Jerry!
The most common question that this duo has always had to deal with...which one is which?
We'll let you figure that out. (Yes, we know the answer!)
Hey, whose's that other mouse?
Of course, Warner Bros. created the ever-popular TWEETY and SLYVESTER.
This issue No. 23(March 1972), also included Beep Beep THE ROAD RUNNER...another popular favorite.
It is also loaded with "very cool" ads to capture the imagination of the kids!
The world famous Walt Disney Productions, is responsible for this WALT DISNEY CHIP 'n' DALE, No.3 comic book.
These loveable chipmunks are somehow always getting into trouble.
Yet, they always seem to get out of it too!
Who doesn't love Disney?
DENNIS THE MENACE AND HIS FRIENDS SERIES.
This issue, No. 13 (Jan. 1972) was published four times a year by Hallden division of Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Comic prices were now edging up to 25 cents per issue.
Collectible Comic Books...today?
Comic book collecting was fun for us back then...late 1960's and the early 1970's. They were simply made, always colorful, and always entertaining.
Collectible comic books may be considered much more sophisticated now, by many. For sure, collecting comic books can be, and is, quite a serious business for many.
Of course, there are many, many collectible comic books in today's world. Whether you are a serious collector or casual collector, we venture to guess that today's comic books are still fun and entertaining. (and collectible!)
We won't attempt to address today's comic books...there are many other places on the web for that!
Rather, we just wanted to show you a few of ours and make sure that we included this important topic on our site for your consideration.
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Serious about collectible comic books? Why not join the CBCA? (Comic Book Collecting Association)
They take their comics...quite seriously! (pun intended)
Oh that's easy here! If you're like us, buy what makes you laugh! That's all there is to it!
If you're a serious investor, or want to become one, then you need to "study-up" on the field you are considering.
There are a lot of people in line ahead of you that already have a huge "jump-start" on you.
Go to some comic book shows, talk to some people and get their opinions on what might be a "hot" collectible in the future.
Of course, that doesn't mean that you'll "strike it rich" in the near future, but it may possibly point you in the right direction!