Comic Books and Comic Book Collectibles
The history of the comic book in the United States is split into several ages or historical eras: The
The Golden Age,
The Silver Age,
The Bronze Age, and
The Modern Age.
The Platinum Age is generally know as comic strips and comic books published starting in 1897 to 1937. The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books, generally thought as lasting from 1938 until the early 1950s. Comic book fans widely agree that the golden age began in 1938 with the debut of
Superman in Action Comics #1, published by
DC Comics. The Silver Age of Comic Books is a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in American comic books, predominantly in the superhero, that lasted roughly from the mid 1950s to the early 1970s. The Bronze Age occured during the 1970's. The Modern Age of Comic Books is a period of American comic books generally considered to last from the mid-1970s until present day. Click on the links below to find your favorite Comic Book.
What is a Comic Book? A comic book is a magazine or book containing the sequential art in the form of a narrative. Also known as graphic novels. We call them comic books today.
Comic Strips actually began to appear in American
newspapers in the late 1800's. Richard Outcault's "Yellow Kid" was the first major comic strip character. He first appeared in 1896.
The evolution from comic strip to comic books started about 1934. The first monthly comic book was
Famous Funnies, sold for 10 cents and ran 218 issues over the next 20 years. Since the invention of the comic book format in the 1930s, the United States has been the leading producer. The majority of all comic books in the U.S. are marketed at younger teenagers, though the market also produces work for general as well as more mature audiences.
Platinum Age Comic Books (1897-1937)
Mutt & Jeff
Other Platinum Age Comic Books,
Golden Age Comic Books (1938-55)
Other Golden Age Comic Books
Silver Age Comic Books (1956-69)
Other Cartoon Characters
Silver Age Super Hero comic books include the following:
Aquaman, Atom, Avengers, Batman, Brave and the Bold, Captain America, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Fantastic Four, Flash, Green Lantern, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Justice League of America, Marvel, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Strange Tales, Sub-Mariner, Superboy, Superman, Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish, Thor, X-Men, Mixed Items and Other Superheroes
Other Silver Age Comic Books
Bronze Age Comic Books (1970-79)
Other Cartoon Characters
Bronze Age Super Hero comic books include the following:
Avengers, Batman, Brave and the Bold, Captain America, Conan, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Defenders, Fantastic Four, Flash, Ghost Rider, Green Lantern, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Justice League of America, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Superboy, Superman, Thor, Tomb of Dracula, Wonder Woman, X-Men, Mixed Items and Other Superheros
Other Bronze Age Comic Books
Modern Age Comic Books (1980-Now)
Other Modern Age Comic Books
Modern Age Super Hero comic books include the following:
Alpha Flight, Avengers, Batgirl, Batman, Captain America, Catwoman, Conan, Daredevil, Darkness, Deathlok, Defenders, Dr. Strange, Fantastic Four, Fathom, Flash, Ghost Rider, GI Joe, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Hellboy, Identity Crisis, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Justice League of America, Justice Society of America, Lady Death, Legion of Superheroes, Lobo, Magneto, Moon Knight, Phantom, Punisher, Sandman, Secret Wars, Shi, Silver Surfer, Spawn, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Superman, Swamp Thing, Teen Titans, Thor, Tomb Raider, Transformers, Ultimates, Ultraverse, Witchblade, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, X-Men, Mixed Items and Other Superheroes.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a surge of
Alternative, Underground Comic Books
occurred. These comics were published and distributed independently of the established mainstream, and most reflected the youth counterculture and drug culture of the time.
Other Comic Book Categories
Apparel & Accessories which include
Tee Shirts, Wallets, Shoes, Silicone Bracelet Wristband, Movie Costumes, Lunchboxes, Antique Pins, Stickers, Decals, Comic Postcards, Vintage Green Lantern Rings, Batman Watches, etc. Early and modern
Newspaper Comics from all over the United States.
In the Comic book
category find one comic book or a hundred Batman, Spiderman, Superman and other characters from DC and Marvel.
Looking for Comic Book
Figurines eBay has them all: Batman, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Justice League of America, Punisher, Spider-Man, Superman, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, X-Men and Other Superheroes.
Graphic Novels include Alternative Underground, Cartoon Characters, Horror, Sci-Fi, Movie, TV, Superheros and Other Genres (category).
Alternative, Zines, Collections, Fanzines, Fan Clubs, Heavy Metal, Mad, Pulps, Superhero and Other Magazines.
Some of the best stuff in the Comic Book category is
Original Comic Art that include Covers, Drawings, Sketches, Paintings, Splash Pages and other original art. And don't forget your Comic Book
If you can't find what you are looking for try the category
Other Comics and International
Comic Books from France, Japan, UK and other countries.
If you are going to collect Comic Books then you will need
Supplies! An eBay is the best source for your storage bags, backing boards, storage boxes and price guides.
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