July 27th, 2012
There is such a large variety of comic books that it can be daunting for a new collector. While most people associate comic books with super heroes, there are actually comics geared towards several different genres, including manga, fantasy, science fiction and alternative history.
While these comic books were traditionally collections of children and teens, more and more adults are starting to collect these books as well. While many collect just for nostalgic reasons, others just enjoy the stories and the unique artwork that is printed within each magazine.Additional information can be found at http://cjlevatino.com/2012/07/15/comic-collector-pro-review/.
New collectors will want to familiarize themselves with the several formats of comic books. The various formats include: trade paperbacks, hardcovers, newspaper and pocket digests.
Trade paperbacks are the most commonly recognized forms. These paperbacks were issued monthly and each episode ended in a cliffhanger the at kept the reader coming back for more.
Hardcovers are any form of comic that is bound in a hardback. Hardcovers usually include a full story line of a certain comic.
A newspaper format may refer to an older collection of comics that were typically found in the Sunday paper. Newspaper collections that are in good shape are quite rare.
Pocket digests are small paperback comics, like the Archie series. These pocket digests were easily carried and usually contained several story lines.