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									QA Comic Books

Were you the type of kid that would anxiously stand in the local grocery
store just so you could spend your allowance on the newest comic book?
Many people make the mistake that comic books are just for males. Females
all over the world enjoy reading and collecting a comic book series just
the same as males. If you were one of the lucky kids with foresight, you
probably knew that your comic book would have great value one day in the
future. You probably took great care of the books and gra dually built up
your collection into something incredible. It does not matter if it was
the Superman series, the Spider-man series or a smaller known series.
Those books from years ago now have some significant punch behind them.
Comic book collecting is a huge hobby. Even if you just enjoy reading the
comics, it is a great way to reconnect to your childhood. If you are
unfamiliar with comics, this article will help you out.

When did comic books originate?

There is a lot of debate as to when the first comic book was created. The
most recent thought is that the first comic book was "The Adventures of
Obadiah Oldbuck" and it was written in 1837 in Europe. Later in 1842 this
comic book made its way to New York City. That early comic book would be
more accurately described as a graphic novel. It was 40 pages long and
did not have the typical text bubble next to a character. The text was
found at the bottom of the panel. The creator Rudolphe Topffer went on to
create 7 more graphic novels in different langua ges. There were comic
books that came after that but no one really knows what happened to them.
The next comic book that there is proof of was called "The Yellow Kid."

What is the longest running series or character in a comic book?

Probably the longest running series or character in a comic book would be
evenly split between Popeye, Mutt and Jeff, and Little Nemo in
Slumberland. Following these comics then it would be Dick Tracy, Flash
Gordon, Tarzan and the Phantom. It is surprising that comics have been
around for more than a hundred years. They have undergone many changes as
society has changed. You can find them in just about any language and are
adored worldwide. But two of the biggest selling countries in the comic
book world are the United States and Japan.

What is the most valuable comic book?

According to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, the most valuable
comic book in the entire world is the Action Comics #1. Why is this comic
book valued at $350,000? It is because it was the very first time
Superman made an appearance. The second most valuable comic is the
Superman #1 and comes with a price tag of $210,000. It is ironic that
both of these comics only cost ten cents at the time. The value of these
two comic books is based on the fact that they are extremely rare. In
fact the appraisal value is based on near mint condition. But
unfortunately a near mint condition of one of these two has never been
found. Even the head of DC comics is looking for one. Will it ever be
found? There is a possibility. Many mint or near mint condition comics
are being found daily in attics, flea markets and even in closets. They
lay there forgotten until someone just happens to stumble across one.

How many comic books have been made into movies?

There have been many comic books that have been made into movies. In the
past ten years there have been Superman movies, Spiderman movies,
Fantastic Four movies and a whole slew of other comic book characters
brought to life. People are fascinated by watching their comic book come
to life on the big screen. Some times this can be a disappointment and
other times it exceeds their wildest dreams.

								
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