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Four comic books have sold for over $1 million USD as of December 2010, including two examples of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman , 15 16 both sold privately through online dealer in 2010, and Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman , via public auction. The original artwork pages from comic books are also collected, and these are perhaps the rarest of all comic book collector’s items, as there is only one unique page of artwork for each page that was printed and published. Most books first appear in print as a hardcover book, typically with 48, 56, or 64 pages. Popular comic books such as Diabolik or the Bonelli line—namely Tex Willer or Dylan Dog —remain best-sellers.
Tyrese Gibson, the R&B singer and actor who goes by the mononym Tyrese, wrote a three-issue comic book series in 2009 for Image Comics called Mayhem!, about a vigilante who steals from criminals to fund his war against crime. It gained some publicity at the time—mostly due to Gibson’s aggressive and defensive marketing tactics, which led to an online war with comic book retailer and columnist Brian Hibbs over the comic’s viability in stores.
The Toronto Comic Book Show (TCBS) has quickly become Ontario’s hottest pop-up comic book event and sale featuring the very best in Bronze Age, Silver Age, Golden Age and Modern books from publishers like Aspen, DC, Image, Marvel, Valliant and Wildstorm to name just a few. So when an All Star Comics #3 surfaced at Heritage Auctions’ first big sale of 2012, collectors took notice.
When the original pages of artwork are returned by the printer, they are typically given back to the artists, who sometimes sell them at comic book conventions, or in galleries and art shows related to comic book art. Although Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday (1884), the first comic published in Britain, aimed at an adult market, publishers quickly targeted a younger demographic, which has led to most publications being for children and has created an association in the public’s mind of comics as somewhat juvenile. We are the go-to tradeshow for the hard-core Comic Book collector and pleasure reader.