Monday, October 17, 2011

What Is This Treasury Comic Worth?

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"What Is This Treasury Comic Worth?"--I have gotten that question, or some form of it, almost every single week since I started TreasuryComics.com.

For the first few years, the questions were pretty polite, and I usually directed the person inquiring to eBay. But for whatever reason, recently the emails have become brusque, if not demanding: "Hey, I have a really beaten up Batman comic. It has no covers, but is bigger than a regular comic. Smells a little like cat pee. Tell me what it's worth, I need money for a new car." How does one even start to answer something like that?

I used to try, but then people would get mad--actually mad
--at me for telling them that, sadly, that feline-scented copy of Batman's Strangest Cases with the missing cover and mustaches drawn on The Penguin is, in fact, not worth fifty-thousand dollars. People have accused me of trying to "cheat" them, since they were sure I was telling them their books weren't priceless collectibles just so I could offer to buy them myself for a song. After a couple of emails like I that, I stopped answering any and all emails on the subject, polite or not.

So I've finally decided to mention it here--TreasuryComics.com is not about what comics are "worth", in the monetary sense. Other than a handful of really rare and/or historic books, comics' value come from how much reward you, the reader, gets out of them, what they mean to you. That's what my site is all about--nothing more, nothing less.

If you find some oversized comics you want to sell, check eBay, check ComicsPriceGuide.com; they will most likely give you the info you need; I will not.

Thanks!


1 comment:

Mikeyboy said...

Seriously. With the internet and all the Barnes and Noble stores around the states you'd think people would know how to do a little bit of research.