3 Things You May Not Know About Comic Books…

In this blog we are welcoming Warren Mitchell, owner & operator, of captcancomics.ca to discuss with us…

  • Best ways to keep your collection safe & secure
  • About some key artists & writers and;
  • Basics of comic book collecting…

The comic book industry itself has grown exponentially over the last 5-10 years; this is mainly due to the success of Marvel Comics movies and with every new movie released comes the potential for that many new books, series, and characters alike…even graphic boxes to store your collection in like the ones pictured below is becoming an industry…

Photo courtesy RAM Design Group
1 – The safest & most beneficial way to store your collection…

When it comes to reasons why you would want to store your books in a clean & safe manner it is so much more then for the old adage, and I’m paraphrasing here, “saving them until they are worth big bucks…”; or thereabouts but as Warren explains, “Comic book collecting can cross generations and bring people together” which is a good enough of a reason if you ask me. He continues on to say “All books should be placed in a special comic bag, with an acid free backer board. Then in a relatively climate-controlled space that is not in direct sunlight.” which will help keep them safe from the elements and will allow you to share with them for generations to come.

“Comic Book collecting is a fantastic hobby for all ages and can cross generations and bring people together sharing stories they read, characters they love and books they have/had & all books should be placed in a special comic bag, with an acid free backer board. Then in a relatively climate-controlled space that is not in direct sunlight.”

Warren Mitchell – captcancomics.ca
Photo courtesy captcancomics.ca
2 – Some mainstream comic book artists and/or writers…

As comic book art is a medium like no other it is no surprise that the artists & writers are equally unique, forward thinking, and tend to be trend setters within the art world in of themselves. Some of the most recognisable cover art comes from artists such as Todd McFarlane with is Spider-Man, Spawn, and Batman covers being globally known. When it comes to writing for comic books it requires a unique set of skills that only a handful truly possess, drawing their readers in with every word. As for Warrens personal favourites, “Scott Snyder, Chris Claremont, Tom King to name a few”. Tom King is best known for his work with DC Comics Swamp Thing, Batman, and most recently his current work with the series Strange Adventures.   

Artists – there are lots. J. Scott Campbell, Jim Lee to name a couple. Personal favorite – Dale Keown. Writers – Scott Snyder, Chris Claremont, Tom King to name a few.”

Warren Mitchell – captcancomics.ca
Photo courtesy comicbook.com
3 – Excuse me comic books are how old…?

Comic books, also known as, comic magazines are dated as far back as the 1930’s with such titles as Action comics for example; there was even a time in history when comic books were burnt by the masses for many reasons such outlandishly as it allegedly corrupting children’s minds – duh, isn’t that point? More recently however, there was a Canadian law that banned the sale of any book (including comic books) with depiction of crimes being committed within them; it wasn’t until 2017 when it was ratified.

“At some point in the not to distant past,  in Canada it was illegal to sell comic books depicting crime.”

Warren Mitchell – captcancomics.ca

Watch my full interview with the experts at captcancomics.ca

* Bonus story * 10 cent comic books sells for 3.2mil…

This story went viral as I wrote this blog so it felt fitting to add…

Published by Richard Mitchell

https://richardmitchell.ca/2020/09/17/who-is-richard-mitchell/

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