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Chris Peruzzi is a comic book superhero historian who is passionate about how today's comic book heroes are the new mythology for America. There are two types of comic book superhero geeks: geeks that spend a huge amount of their disposable income on everything even remotely connected to their superhero idols and geeks who have a true love for comic book superheroes and just want to keep up to date with the characters. Most of us start like the former and end as the latter.
I was lucky. A dollar bought four issues of ad-laden comic book stories. The good news was you were never at a loss to buy x-ray specs. My cousin got me hooked on the comic book monkey with his old Marvel Comics collection. My cousin had cut out the stamps, leaving giant holes in the pages. Looking back, it was drug dealer marketing ploy done in absentia. He just left the comics where any visiting six-year-old could wander in, read them, and become an addict. The first issues were free and then, after that, I had to fend for myself.
The next year my dad had bought me a pocket-sized collected work of The Amazing Spider-man issues It was like taking crack. Buying issues from your local dealer can get pricey. Do they have everything? Buying ten issues at a time is not uncommon. New titles come out weekly. Saving money as a collector is not really what this article is about. Subscribing to Marvel and DC Stupid Stories - The Chick Magnets - Low Budget Super Heroes one of the more obvious things you can do.
There are definite perks to doing this. For comic book collectors who like to read an issue in their hands, this is a practical solution. It allows collectors to buy at a discount. Also, like Amazon, both DC and Marvel give a discounted rate to buying trade collections and graphic novels. These editions also have added extras, like author commentaries and sketches added at the end.
Within the last five to ten years, the digital revolution has made reading cheap. If you Keep On Jumpin - Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 159 a Kindle or iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Android device, congratulations—being a comic book geek just got that cheaper.
DC offers similar deals Stupid Stories - The Chick Magnets - Low Budget Super Heroes their digital apps. Personally, I recommend reading these off of a larger pad like an iPad. These programs give new readers a chance to go back and read many of the classic stories that helped shape the heroes they see in the movies like Captain America: Civil WarAgent CarterIron manThor: RagnarokSpider-manand The Avengers.
It has to be nice to relax with your touchpad and read some of the older stories. Giving new fans and old fans access to these stories is a great way to keep the base engaged. Comic book conventions, both large and small, are probably one the best things a comic geek can enjoy. Not only will he find many like-minded geeks at the con, visit panels where availablecheck out the inventiveness of cosplayers, but also find some incredible deals on collectibles. Fair warning, most of the bigger ones are a bit crowded.
If you don't like standing around a convention floor in the presence of thousands of other people, this might not be for you. It's also a physical endurance test. Comic-cons last for days. If you have a three-day pass, be prepared to be on your feet for hours at a time and bring lots of money for food and souvenirs.
Aside from all of the writers, artists, and guests, there are deals-a-plenty there. Comic book vendors travel from all over to sell their wares. They offer discounts on, not only back issues, Stupid Stories - The Chick Magnets - Low Budget Super Heroes the deals you can get on trade paperbacks are amazing. A savvy collector with a good eye can Bones In One Bag (Organs In Another) - The Moral Universe Within - Break The Tooth (With A Chisel Li some hidden gold in those long boxes.
The good news is that most of the vendors already have the issues bagged and back boarded. I should mention that if you do buy a collectible, make sure you have something solid and durable to guard your investment. No one wants a near mint copy or autographed copy to have premature bends near the staples before they get their prizes home. Remember, you'll be around A LOT of people at the big conventions Protect your investments and remember there are not a lot of places to store your stuff.
If you can find them, there are a lot of smaller conventions probably in your area. I was shocked when a fellow geek let me know about one in Edison. The deals were great and the crowd was bearable. I got to meet some pretty awesome writers and artists as well. Great deals were there. I remember picking the entire run of Omega the Unknown for a song Steve Gerber fans should rejoice.
If you go to these just remember to enjoy the panels and the celebrities as well. Comic-cons are fantastic. They have the advantage of being thick and full of content. I use them for research as well as enjoyment, too. Many of these editions are printed as they were originally published, warts and all—sans color.
Stupid Stories - The Chick Magnets - Low Budget Super Heroes own the collection of Captain Marvel Essentials Volume 2 that recounts issue number 29 as it was originally printed—which had a huge continuity error in it that subsequent collections have edited out. All you pay for is Stupid Stories - The Chick Magnets - Low Budget Super Heroes postage. Considering that none of these are collectibles, the condition of each book is irrelevant.
Do you know that most libraries carry graphic novels? I discovered this a few months ago and it has curbed my comic book buying immensely. The only downside is getting damaged books. Wikipedia is maintained by its readers and comic book readers are the most conscientious around. More often than not, it answers my question. I don't make a tremendous amount of money doing what I do, but I love Flo Rida - Mail On Sunday these articles.
When I do, I go everywhere to get good research. I'll go to my personal stash. I'll go through my graphic novels. When it comes to loving the comic book mythology, no geek is so snooty that they won't share their views on a story.
Geeks come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. It has been my experience especially reading through the internet boards that geeks take great pride in sharing their knowledge about characters and theories. Through the comic book community, people grow. We imagine more. We think more. We talk, type, and read more. But that passion has a price and that money has to come from somewhere unless the geek can find a way to make ends meet one way or another.
Whether he's a collector or enthusiast, or even a newbie, something within the comic book universes grabs that fan and won't let go. He'll need his fix. Getting something cheap is great. Getting something free is awesome. So long as it keeps us reading. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Pictures Of Matchstick Men/I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - Little Diesel - No Lie product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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Christopher Peruzzi more. My cousin was a true superhero fan. My allowance money forever went to supporting this new habit. Get a Subscription It is often the simple and obvious solution that escapes our notice.
All these things make for good reading. Subscribe Through Digital Readers Within the last five to ten years, the digital revolution has made reading cheap. All of these issues are downloadable to your device. Attend Comic Book Conventions Comic book conventions, both large and small, are probably one the best things a comic geek can enjoy.
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