Finding Info On Your Favorite Comic Book Superhero There was a time when we would be zooming around our house, arms stretched, and minds in the sky, screaming our favorite superheroes mantra and thinking how cool it would be if we had their superpowers. Comic books have had a big influence as to what our childhood heroes are and up until know, even as adults, comic book collecting has turned into more than just a hobby, it's a passion. Comic book superheroes are not just for kids anymore, a testament to this is the long movie theater lines and the hundreds of millions of dollars that superhero movies make all over the world. But a movie is just that, a movie. There may be some sequels, but eventually, what you get is a fast cramped version of the story. Sure they try to show all the sides of the hero, where they got their powers and all that. But if you really want all the details, comic books would be able to tell you each and every detail. Comic books also allow you the time to slow down and imagine what it is to be in your favorite comic book superheroes shoes, something a movie won't let you do. Most of the time though, if your into some of the more famous comic book superheroes, it's very difficult to get the earlier editions. So obtaining a complete collection can be very hard. Missing out on a couple of issues can surface a few questions. There will be some things you may miss. If you are not like some of the more fortunate comic book collectors who are able to afford rare and classic comic books, then this can become a problem. Having a favorite comic book superhero means knowing everything there is about him or her. So where can you find the necessary info? For one thing, there are numerous fan sites wherein all the info you need is located. Some may be questionable so that's why joining forums dedicated to your superhero will be essential to get the facts straight. Also, going to comic book conventions can help a lot. Sometimes there are booths that are solely dedicated to a particular character. There you will find experts that can help you with your queries. Comic book collecting is not just being able to have comic books. It's also about dedication. Knowing the right facts about your favorite character shows your dedication. Attending Comic Book Conventions You should consider yourself lucky. If you are a comic book collector, you now have a much easier time looking for the comic books you want than those who did it a couple of decades ago. With the availability of the internet, you will now be able to find the issue that you want with relative ease. The thing is, since you are doing it through your computer, and you don't have the chance to personally check out the comic book before purchasing it, then there's a great chance that you may not be getting what you really want. This is not the case usually though, there are legit sites that you can go to, and comic book collecting has never been easier. Although it is easy, there's no argument with that, shopping for comic books online can seem so impersonal. One of the best things of shopping for comic books is the personal communication that you get with a fellow collector. Through these conversations, you will be able to get a lot of tips and information. That's why going to comic book conventions is still the best way to find comic books for your collection and get to know your fellow comic book enthusiasts. When attending a comic book convention, you first have to be sure where it is going to be held, and what time it's going to start. If you can, get a schedule of the events that's going to happen during the convention. Make an itinerary, choose the events that you want to go to, this way, you will be able to spend time at the events which you want to go to the most, and you'll be able to maximize your time. Make a list of all the issues that you want to buy, consult a pricing guide so that you will have a general idea of how much you money will need to bring with you. Set a limit and stick to it, if you could, leave your credit card behind and just set the right amount of cash so that you will be able to stick to your limit. If the convention is going to be done in a huge venue and there are lots of activities, then be sure to go wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. You may be doing a lot of walking and having sore feet can hamper your fun. Be prepared, that is always the best advice, even with comic book collecting, being knowledgeable and prepared is the best thing that you could do. How To Start Comic Book Collecting Maybe it's because you think that Spiderman's witty remarks while fighting is hilarious, maybe you love Superman because he's virtually unstoppable, or maybe you think Batman is cool because he is so formidable even though he doesn't have superpowers. It doesn't really matter why you want to start comic book collecting, what's important is that if you do decide to start a comic book collection is that you really have the passion to go through with it and the time to devote yourself to finding what you need, and has the resources to make a good collection. When starting a comic book collection, you first have to find a title that certainly catches your interest. You will need the drive of interest to ensure that you will continue on with the endeavor. Most people want to have a comic book collection that other people would have interest in it as well. Major names in the comic book industry that have helped create or conceptualize the project helps a lot in jacking up the value of the collection. Award winning names and titles are the best when it comes to starting a collection that would grasp the interest of other comic book collectors. But, don't be too engrossed with the most popular titles, there are timeless classics that a lot of people haven't heard about but still packs a great value especially with the true blue comic book aficionados. Strive to make a complete set. This means doing your research. Try using the internet to find out if it's still possible to get a complete set of a certain series that you like. Make sure that you can have a ballpark figure of what it would take you to get a hold of a complete collection. Aside from that, you need to also be armed with the necessary information on how much each would cost you. Meaning, one issue may be worth very low, but one can cost you a fortune. So being knowledgeable with the value of a certain issue, with regards to its grading, is very essential. Does this look like a lot of work? Well, comic book collecting does require some dedication, but so does any other collection if you want to have a good one. So if your not prepared to do what has been mentioned and so much more, then maybe comic book collecting is not for you. Tips On How To Complete Your Collection A collection is not a collection, or so some would say, if it's not complete. Comic book collecting has been around for decades and it knows no boundaries. Used to be thought of as a young boys hobby, comic books have now transcended to the adult world and is certainly more than just a hobby. So why all the hullaballoo about a comic book collection being complete? For one thing, many people would only have the satisfaction if they know that they have everything that is needed. Others would just simply want to be able to read the complete series, while for some; a complete collection would mean a very huge profit. Whatever reason one has for wanting to complete a collection, he or she should be prepared to have a difficult task ahead of him. This is most especially when you are collecting a big titled comic book which was released in the early years of the comic boom. Because it has had a long run already, you'd better be prepared to shell out big bucks and spend numerous hours and even days searching for that elusive edition. And if you want them in great condition, like mint or near mint, then expect the efforts and the price to more than double. To make sure that you don't get duped or you don't have to pay major cash just to get your hands on the issues you need to complete your collection, you need to have a comic book guide to help you out. Comic book guides can help you determine the value of a comic book, especially on the condition that they are in. This way, you are prepared to deal with the seller and being prepared lets the seller know that he or she can't dupe you and jack up the price. To look for the issues you want, all you need to do is to search the internet. Sure this is a bit more undependable when it comes to its being genuine, but there are ways that you can make sure that you are getting the real deal. You can also attend comic book conventions just to be sure or ask around comic book stores for any information. Completing a comic book collection is a great part of comic book collecting, this adds all the fun and the great feeling of victory and satisfaction when you finally get to do so. Keeping Track Of Your Comic Book Collection Comic books fans can be found all over the world. The allure of comic books is simply too great to ignore. In fact, for the past couple of years, some of the top grossing films all over the world have been about comic book superheroes. This just goes to show the immense popularity comic books have gained. Thus, comic book collecting has also grown from what it was then, a young boys hobby. Today comic book collectors come in all sizes, to most adults, their comic book collections are either prized possessions to be displayed to other enthusiasts while for others, they are a great source of profit. And as more comic books are being sold now as compared to when it started more than seven decades ago, comic book collections have grown leaps and bounds. That's why if you have a huge collection of comic books, then it is imperative that you have a system in storage so that you will be able to easily locate what it is that you are looking for. Most importantly, when storing your comic books, you should place them in a plastic cover sleeve to protect them from the elements and use acid free backing boards to keep them stiff and wrinkle-free. You should also always store them in an environment which is not humid, is relatively cool, and away from direct sunlight. Regularly, most experts would recommend that overly large comic books collections should be stored vertically in sturdy boxes which can be stacked or placed on top of each other. With the boxes, you will be able to label on its outside surface the issues that you have placed inside them. When storing your comic books inside the boxes, try to put carton dividers if there is more than one series of comic books that you have placed inside. The divider can be labeled on top the name of the issues and their numbers. This way you don't have to open each box just to find the comic book you are looking for, remember, less handling, less stress and damage to comic books. Another thing you can add to make it easier for you to keep track of your comic book collection is by installing tracking software in your computer. There you will be able to put all the issues you have, their value, which box they are stored in, when you purchased them, and so on. Comic book collecting shouldn't be hard, just keep these tips in mind.