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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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