Entertainment Visual Arts An Introduction To Collecting Comic Books Share PINTEREST Email Print Action Comics #1. Copyright DC Comics Visual Arts Comic Books Collecting Characters Marvel Comics DC Comics Anime & Manga By Aaron Albert Aaron Albert, a collector of and an expert on comic books, has studied, taught, and written about the comic book genre for more than 20 years. our editorial process Aaron Albert Updated July 01, 2017 What Is A Comic Book?: The word "comic" has many meanings. It can be a comedian, a newspaper cartoon strip, or even a full blown graphic novel. Generally speaking, when referring to comic books you are talking about a story told through sequential art. Comics have been around for quite some time - some even comparing cave art and hieroglyphics as the first comics. Comics have had a wonderful and colorful history and have flourished in America. Comic Books 101 - A Brief History And OverviewComic Book Terms:Just like in any other hobby, the world of comic books has its own language. Get informed about the terms used in the comic book world.Comic Book GlossaryBuying:Buying comic books is one of the first steps in collecting and enjoying this art form. For the casual collector, grabbing new comics off the shelf from a local comic shop will greatly satisfy you. There is another world to comics however, with the rise in rare and hard to find comics, a whole other side industry has erupted.Investing In Comics - Advanced Comic Book CollectingThe Top Comic Book Auction SitesSelling:Sometimes, you have to get rid of your comic books. Some people do it for a living, but for the collector, this can be a hard step to take, and is full of dangers. Be prepared when you are selling your comics.Finding The Value Of Your ComicsHow To Sell Your Comic Book CollectionProtection:When you have something valuable, you want to protect it. We have locks for houses and cars, passwords for accounts, and insurance to protect us when something goes wrong. Protecting a comic book collection can be no different. Make sure you know what to do when it comes to protecting your collection.Frame It Again Sam! Comic Frame ReviewPublishers:Comic Books are published by many different companies, each with their own comic book titles.Comic Book PublishersDark Horse ComicsDC ComicsFantagraphics BooksIDW PublishingImage ComicsMarvel ComicsTop Shelf ProductionsTitles:There are hundreds of comic book titles to choose from. Many are about superheroes, but you aren't limited to that. You can find comics that are of all kinds of different genres including, westerns, drama, comedy, and science fiction, to name a few. There are comic books for kids with cartoon characters as well as comics for adults with mature themes. You just have to look around and you will surely find something that will suite your fancy.Comics A-ZTop Ten Popular Comic BooksWhat I'm Reading - From The Comic Book GuideTop Ten Comic Books For KidsTop Ten Places For Free Or Cheap ComicsCharacters:The world of comic books are filled with colorful characters, some household names such as Superman or Spider-Man. These characters drive the stories that delight fans the world over. When looking for a new comic, you might find a character that appeals to you and check out that title. Here are some places to start.Top Ten SuperheroesTop Ten SupervillainsTop Ten Superhero TeamsThe Characters Of Comics CategoryFinal Thoughts:As you can see, the comic book world has a lot to offer both casual and serious collectors. The more you get into comics, the more you will find just the right series for you.