Many people have been comic collecting for decades while others are just getting started. When you think back to the days of your youth and think about the many comic books that you bought and then traded with your friends, don't you wish that you had kept them all? These comics are probably worth a fortune on the market today, which is why many people look at comic book collecting as an investment. The value of the books goes up each year, sometimes as high as 8% or 10%. Even the comic books that weren't all that popular are valuable because of their age.
The best way to get started with comic collecting is to buy a price guide. This guide will give you a good idea of what the most valuable comics are and you will also be able to see what comics may be going up in value. There are many places where you can purchase older comics, such as flea markets and second hand book stores. With a price guide to help you, you will be able to tell whether or not the comics are overpriced or whether you are getting a great deal.
When you do any amount of comic collecting, you will be able to tell at a glance whether a particular comic has any value. One of the main factors that determines the value is the physical condition of the comic. This is also something that you have to be aware of with your collection. You do have to store the books properly so that they will not age or be damaged by moisture, dirt or insects. Once you start building an extensive collection, you should invest in some comic book software to help you keep track of the titles that you have. This helps you to see at a glance what you are missing if you want to collect a full series or what years for which you may not have any comics.