What Is My Comic Book Worth?
When trying to determine the value of an old comic book, the comic industry can be intimidating and sometimes frustrating. With collector standards, changes in popularity, and condition requirements, there is a bevy of information needed to accurately determine the value of your comic books.
Bodnar’s Auction is here to help. With the tips below, we hope you’ll be better equipped to handle the ever-changing and vastly growing comic book realm.
What Is Considered a Comic Book?
When someone hears the words “comic book,” they automatically picture a small cartoonish booklet that depicts the story of a superhero. Yet, as comics have grown in popularity, many types of graphic novels now fit into the category of “comic books.”
A comic book can still be a short pamphlet-style novella that features a superhero, but it can also mean a longer 100 page graphic novel about any number of topics. Due to the tremendous impact comic books have had on popular culture, collectors now seek out any type of comic, from traditional styles to post-modern iterations.
The condition of any comic book you wish to sell is extremely important to potential buyers. Comics that have sustained damage, including ripped or missing pages, pen and pencil marks, and faded or worn covers value significantly less than a similar comic in pristine condition. There is one exception when dealing with an extremely rare release. If a comic book is especially unique and very limited in quantity, even a comic with damage can still command large sums of money from certain collectors.
Examine Demand Cycles
As with all aspects of the collectibles world, comic books go through cycles of varying demand. It is essential to research the particular comic books you have and see how often and for what prices they are currently selling for. What might have been popular a year ago may no longer be true now. Browse comic book sites and visit popular online platforms to get an idea of your comic book’s worth and how much of a demand there is for it in today’s market.
Consult an Expert
For the best assessment of the value of your comic book collection, the best method is to consult with an expert in the comic book industry. Reputable auction sites like Bodnar’s Auctions can accurately determine the current market value and demand for any type of comic materials you have in your possession. This will streamline the pricing process and enable you to make an informed decision about selling your comic collection.
Professional Auctioneers Specializing in Comics and Collectibles
Bodnar’s Auctions is a premier provider of auctioning services for those looking to sell their comics and collectibles. With over a quarter-century of experience and a staff of highly trained auctioneers and product specialists, Bodnar’s Auctions is your premier source for comprehensive comic book evaluations. For more information about Bodnar’s Auctions and the services we offer, contact us today!