WELCOME TO SUBZERO COMICS. WE BUY COMICS, toys & games for CASH


We are paying top dollar for your comic books and travel to you.
Have any comics or collectibles you're looking to sell? 

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Give us a call or text at (973) 931-1471 or email us at subzerocomics@gmail.com 

Why should you sell your comics or collectibles to us?

If you want to sell your comic books locally (or sell your toys and games) without the worry of scams or any other issues that come with selling your comics online, then we are the best solution. 

We offer very competitive prices and always pay cash (many others places will not pay cash for comics). We also have a passion for comic books, that many others do not. Most other comic book buyers will want you to sell your comic books to them only because they want to make a profit. There is no love for the hobby (we've spoken to many sellers who have never even read a comic in their life). We buy comic books because we love the hobby as well and are still collectors. 

We also give you fair, honest, and most importantly free appraisals for your comics if you're just looking for advice. Most other places want to buy comics and offer no sort of free advice or an appraisal. We can give you an appraisal on anything related to comic books free of charge.

Other comic book buyers will only buy books from the 1970s and older, but we buy all comics! This includes books from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s (yes we buy new comics)! In most cases, we also travel to you and pay you cash on the spot for your comics, toys, games, or collectibles. 

 

Most other comic book stores have very little knowledge about what people are selling and will pay you pennies for something that is worth $1 or $10,000. This is what we feel greatly separates us from others. We have been lifelong collectors of comics and toys (yes, we keep a lot of what we buy), and we still actively play video games. This love for hobbies allows us to have an advantage in terms of knowledge that sets us apart.

Have a collection of comics, toys, or video games that you have come across and don't know if it is worth selling? Just call or email us to ask. In most cases, no collection of comics, video games, or toys is too small or big for us. We have been buying comics for years and try our best to buy all collections.

 

Many people in the past have sold to us because they value our honesty, courtesy, and straightforwardness. 

 

SubZero Comics has noticed that some people become overwhelmed when trying to sell their comics or other collectibles and sometimes they may need help. They might ask "how can I sell my comics quickly and get a fair price?" If this is the case with you, give us a call. We'll help you with any information you need, free of charge and hassle-free. 

Where do we travel?

SubZero Comics covers most of the USA and can travel to almost any state, depending on the size of the comic collection. We can be anywhere in the northeast very quickly (usually within a day).

 

If you're located outside of the northeast, then don't worry, we have comic, toy, and video game buyers all over the country and can have someone come to you within a few days. Not sure if we would be interested in traveling to you? Give us a call. We might be interested! We buy comic book collections of all sizes and values.

 

 

Have a collection of old comic books and feel overwhelmed?

 

Give us a call, and we can give a fair, friendly, and most importantly FREE appraisal and tell you exactly what you should be able to get for your comic collection.

 

Have any questions or interested in selling your comics or collectibles? Call or text us toll-free, anytime, 7 days a week (973) 931-1471 or email subzerocomics@gmail.com

Our Latest Comic Book Purchase

Recently we were emailed by a very friendly gentleman (yes, we respect your privacy and won't ever post your name on our website) located in the upstate NY area who wanted to sell comics and toys. After a few emails and pictures, we decided it would be best if we were to make an offer on his collectibles in person. He collected mostly DC-related comic books, toys, and statues with a small amount of Marvel as well. He wanted to sell all of his comics, toys, and games (board games) in one shot. The comic books he was selling were mostly from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They were kept in good condition. 

He knew the value of his statues and toys, but he did not know the value of the comic books he was selling. We were able to give him a fair comic book appraisal based on grade. The books were mostly low-value, but we were fair in our assessment. Most of them were complete sets and so we paid based on the value of the comic runs (ex: Infinity Gauntlet #s 1-6). The comic seller was pleased with our honesty and how we pay cash for comics (no checks or PayPal). 

While looking through his books, we noticed a great-looking Flash Comics 67 from the Golden Age and put that aside. That book was the one that clearly stood out when assessing the collection (great cover). We put a grade on the book of VG+ and were able to check for any kinds of restoration or major issues, and we noticed none. A deal for the comic was made separately from the others, so the seller would get the maximum amount from his comic book collection. We later sent the comic for CGC grading and our grade turned out to be accurate. 

Flash Comics 67

This story can be used as an example when selling your comic books. We pay cash for comics, which was much easier than dealing with shady forms of payment (ex: check). We also provide free appraisals, so the buyer could have completely declined, but we provided an honest approach and he was happy to get cash for comics on the spot. We are also local comic buyers, so this made it easier since we were able to meet with the buyer within a few days (we work with your schedule, of course). If you want to sell comics, toys, or video games, please be sure to give us a call (973) 931-1471.

Does Genre Matter in Regards to the Value of Your Comic Books?

You might be wondering how important genre is when selling your comic books. A basic answer to this is: genre is extremely important to comics. A superhero comic book from the early 1960s has much more potential of being valuable when compared to a Classics Illustrated comic (we consider Classics Illustrated comics to be more history/literature books with pictures and not really comics in the same sense).

Here is a quick and easy-to-understand guide on all of the comic book genres and how each stands in terms of value.

Cartoon Comics

This is one of the most common genres for old comic books. Many people who are trying to sell comic books (at least old comics), will usually have a good amount of these. Some of the titles include Four Color Comics, Walt Disney Comics and Stories, Uncle Scrooge, New Funnies,  Archie Comics, and many more. 

Cartoon comics were published more in 1930 thru the 1960s and eventually they would see a decline. They would not completely end. Titles such as Simpsons Comics (which just recently ended), Adventure Time, and many others became popular among collectors over recent years.

Unfortunately, older cartoon comics are not very desirable due to many characters not being as popular today (ex: Woody Woodpecker).  If you have a collection of cartoon comics, be sure to call us for an assessment. 

Archie Comics 19

Archie Comics 19

Western Comics

Western comics rose to fame towards the end of the 1940s and were popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of the titles include Tim Holt, Gene Autry, Lone Ranger, and more. Western comic books experienced a decline when the movies started to do the same. 

In the 1970s thru the 1990s, western books such as Jonah Hex sold, but eventually, even those were canceled (Jonah Hex rarely appears in comics today). 

Many people will try to sell comics that are western, but unfortunately, western books are not valuable. If you want to sell western comics, then please note that they will most likely be difficult to sell, as many who collected westerns in the 1950s, are now older and do not collect anymore. 

Jonah Hex 1

Jonah Hex 1

Horror Comics

Horror comic books gained popularity starting in the late 1940s and have really been popular since then. The genre has changed a good amount over the years, but there has always been a fanbase. Some popular early horror titles include Tales from the Crypt, Marvel Tales, Strange Tales, and many more. 

Some popular horror titles from the 1970s were Marvel Chillers, Dead of Night, Where Monsters Dwell, and Adventure into Fear. In the modern era titles such as The Walking Dead kept the genre very popular.

If you're looking to sell horror comic books, be sure to understand that age is important. If it is an older horror comic then it might be valuable. Also, know that the title is important when selling horror comics. If you have questions or want to sell comics from this genre, be sure to contact us.

Giant-Size Creatures 1 (1st Tigra)

Giant-Size Creatures 1

Comics Based on TV, movies, and other media

Comic books based on TV, movies, and other media have been printed since almost the beginning of the medium. A popular title that printed TV-related comics was Four Color as well as companies such as Gold Key (Star Trek, etc). 

Today comics based on TV, and movies are still printed, but they are not as popular as they once were. 

If you are selling old comic books from the TV, film, or movie genre, please note that most of these have little value, and are not the most desirable among collectors. This is because the genre focuses on older movies and TV, most of which are not popular with the younger generation of readers.

Power Rangers 1 (Marvel)

Power Rangers 1

Superhero Comics

The most well-known genre of comic books is definitely superheroes. Most people, young or old, have heard of at least one major superhero. Titles include Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, and thousands more. 

When selling your comic books, this genre will likely be your best bet for value. Superhero comics (namely Marvel and DC) are most likely to be worth money in comparison to the other genres. However, this does not mean that if you have these comics, that it's guaranteed money. 

It is likely that if you have newer superhero comics, then they won't be worth too much (email us if you're overwhelmed). If you have old comics to sell, that are from this genre (the 1970s and older), then there is a chance that the comic is valuable. If you're not sure how to assess or sell your comics, be sure to call or email us for advice.

Fantastic Four 56

Fantastic Four 56

Are Older Comics More Valuable?

So you might be wondering when selling your comics. Are older comics worth more? This one has an easy answer. Yes. Older comics are worth more on average. HOWEVER. You must consider what we wrote above as well. 

If a comic book is old AND it is a superhero comic (the name of the hero matters too) that is in good condition, then there is a good chance that the comic is worth more than a few dollars.  However, this is still not guaranteed.

The next question you might have is: "what qualifies as old in comics?" Think of it the simplistic way. Anything from the 1930s-1960s is considered the be old and worth more. While 70s comics aren't considered extremely old, many are starting to classify them as such.

If you have anything after the 1970s, then chances are that it is not worth as much, because it is considered modern. A modern comic from the 1980s and 1990s might not be worth much unless you have an issue of significance. 

You might think that comics from the 1960s are worth a good amount, but please remember this is not always the case. If you own a comic that has no significance then it will likely be worth less than a significant comic from the 1980s or 1990s. See the comics we have provided for an example of this.

If you would like to sell your comic books and have older comic books, then it can be difficult to assess if the book has value, because the content is what matters. If you're selling comics from the modern age, then it is likely that the books aren't going to be worth much, but there may still be books of significance that can have value (compare it to looking for a needle in a haystack).

Fantastic Four 59

Fantastic Four 59 published in 1967 is valued at about $100 in higher grades (most copies you will find are not high grade and go for $15-20)

Batman 608 2nd Print

Batman 608 (2nd print) published in 2002 is a $250 comic book in higher grades

Which Companies are Most Likely to Have the Most Valuable Comics?

Aside from grading (which we have provided a guide for here).  The final question you need to ask yourself when selling your comic books is "does manufacturer matter when selling your comics online or offline? Again, this is a relatively simple answer. It does matter when you take average values into account. 

If you have comic books from the 1930s thru the 1950s, then the manufacturer may not be as significant in regards to value (a DC comic and a Fox Features comic from the early 1950s both have value). However, if you have a comic that was published later than that, then it will matter much more.

In the 1960s, it started to become clear that there would be 2 major comic book manufacturers: Marvel and DC. Many companies that were around from before that (Dell, Gold Key, Harvey), would go out of business within the next few decades, and new companies such as Valiant, Dark Horse, and Image would emerge in the 80s and 90s. 

You might ask yourself are Image and Valiant comics worth anything? Sadly, most comics published by "independent manufacturers" (basically any that aren't Marvel or DC) from the 1980s and up are usually worth little to nothing. There are a few exceptions to the rule, but once again, we equate it to looking for a needle in a haystack (see examples).

Now to continue. Which comics are worth more on average: Marvel or DC? This has become clear in the last 5-10 years. Marvel is emerging as the victor in the fight for comic supremacy, and their books have a bigger chance of being worth more. This is mainly due to the popularity of their movies. Does this mean DC comics are worthless? Of course not. It just means that Marvel comics are more likely to have value. If you have questions about comic values, be sure to call or email us for free comic advice.

Carnage 1 (1st Solo Series, Marvel)

Carnage Mind Bomb 1 (Marvel) sells for about $75 in higher grades

Canto 1 (IDW)

Canto 1 from IDW (independent publisher) sells for $250 in higher grades

A Full Checklist On How to Sell Your Comic Books

Below you will find a full checklist on what to do (and not to do) when selling your comic books. This is done in an easy-to-understand checklist format. This can be used whether you want to sell your comics individually or as a whole. The list is in no particular order.

  1. Check how old your comics are. Use our valuing guide on how to check the approximate age of your comic books.
     

  2. Do a count on how many comics you have. A long comic box (25" long) holds 250-300 comics, while a short box (10" long) holds 125-150 books.
     

  3. Check the condition of your comic books. Use our grading guide.
     

  4. Check for titles of major characters (Spider-Man, X-Men, Batman, etc). 
     

  5. Check which companies are predominant in the collection (DC, Marvel, etc). 
     

  6. Create a list of some of the titles and issues you have (this is completely optional).
     

  7. Look up local buyers online (DO NOT TAKE YOUR COMIC BOOKS TO THEIR STORES).
     

  8. Look up online selling venues you like (eBay, HipComic, etc). This is if you're looking to sell comics individually.
     

  9. Find a price guide if you want to price books individually (this process can be extremely tedious, so it is completely your choice). GoCollect is one of the easiest to use.
     

  10. Organize your books by character. It is not necessary to put them in complete numerical order, but it would make things easier. This process can be tedious, so do it in any way you feel comfortable.
     

  11. Try to separate old and new comics (1960s comics separate from the 1990s comics). This depends on how you organize. If you want to do it by character then this way might not work. 
     

  12. Go to your local shipping store or post office to look for shipping supplies. This only applies if you plan on selling your comics online. 
     

  13. This continues with number 12. If you plan to sell comics online, be sure to research shipping rates.
     

  14. Look and see if you have any complete sets and runs (ex: issues 1-25 of a title).
     

  15. Look for any covers that stand out to you. This sounds like an odd thing to look for but sometimes a cover that stands out could be valuable.
     

  16. Look at our section on the most valuable comics to see if you have anything from there. 
     

  17. If you are looking to sell your comic collection as a whole, then be sure the buyer is willing to come to you.
     

  18. Be prepared to lift boxes or have someone do it for you. If you sell them as a whole to one buyer, then it's expected that they do all the lifting.
     

  19. Research fees from online selling platforms (ex: eBay, Heritage).
     

  20. If you find any comics of value consider an auction house (Heritage, Comiclink). Please note that consignment fees are usually higher than selling it yourself.
     

  21. Research tax laws and brackets.
     

  22. If selling a comic collection as a whole, look up the buyer you are selling to online. Find any reviews on their business and maybe their online stores as well (be careful with fake reviews).
     

  23. If you have lower-value books and want to maximize your profit, consider selling them at a flea market or a local convention. Please note this will take a good amount of time and labor. You might make sell $100-200 at a small show, but it will take hours of work. 
     

  24. Continuing from #23, consider how much labor you want to put into selling your comics. Sometimes the labor required isn't worth the time you have put into selling.
     

  25. If you're moving and are not sure about taking your comic books with you, consider how much it will cost to move them. 
     

  26. If you're thinking of holding your comic books and leaning against selling, consider the space they take up (and if it costs money to store them). Then think is it worth the extra value they will gain over the time you hold them?
     

  27. Some comic stores/buyers will tell you to mail comics to them and they will send you money via PayPal or mail. DO NOT DO THIS. We cannot stress this enough. There are only a few companies to trust when mailing your comics (Heritage, Comiclink, etc). DO NOT MAIL YOUR COMICS TO SOMEONE WITHOUT A THIRD PARTY INVOLVED (ex: eBay).
     

  28. Think about how much you're looking to get. Now forget that number completely. This is because you shouldn't have expectations in regards to prices when selling a collection.
     

  29. Look into grading comics if you feel like you have something of value.
     

  30. To continue with #29. Research grading fees from places such as CGC and CBCS.
     

  31. If you find your comics aren't worth anything then consider donating them to charity. Most will offer a tax receipt. 
     

  32. If you have comics that you find aren't valuable, then consider giving them away locally. We find giving out comics on Halloween to be a great way to encourage reading among youth. You should check if the comics are age-appropriate before giving them to anyone. 
     

  33. Before selling anything discuss it with your family and loved ones, to see where they stand. This should be obvious, but it is very important.
     

  34. Consider buying some comic supplies to make it easier to sell your books. This includes comic boxes, bags, boards, etc. If you already have older boxes and bags, those work as well.
     

  35. If you're ever in a bind and just need advice or a comic appraisal and just want to skip all this give us a call. We will give you a free appraisal on your comics, and provide any advice you might want. (973) 931-1471

Marvel Comics Presents 72 (Weapon X)
Devil Dinosaur 1 (1977)
X-Men 24 (Silver Age)
Omega Men 3 (1st Lobo)
Batman Who Laughs 1-7
Wings Comics 90 (Golden Age)
Marvel vs DC 1-5 Complete Comic Set
Secret Wars 1-12 Comic Set
Fantastic Four 56
Spider-Carnage Comic Set

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Below is a list of some DC Comics titles to look for while searching through your comic book collection. A local comic buyer will be able to tell you which issues from these titles have value.

  1. Action Comics

  2. Adventure Comics 

  3. All American Comics

  4. All Flash Comics

  5. All Star Comics

  6. All Star Western

  7. Aquaman

  8. Batman

  9. Batman (all related)

  10. Blackhawk

  11. Black Lightning

  12. Boy Commandos

  13. Brave and the Bold

  14. Challengers of the Unknown

  15. Crisis on Infinite Earths

  16. Dark Knight Returns

  17. DC Comics Presents

  18. DC Special

  19. DC Superstars

  20. Deathstroke

  21. Demon

  22. Detective Comics

  23. Doom Patrol

  24. Doorway to Nightmare

  25. Flash

  26. Firestorm

  27. Forever People

  28. Ghosts

  29. GI Combat

  30. Gotham City Sirens

  31. Green Arrow

  32. Green Lantern

  33. Harley Quinn 

  34. Hawkman

  35. Hellblazer

  36. House of Mystery

  37. House of Secrets

  38. Jonah Hex

  39. Joker

  40. JSA

  41. Justice League of America

  42. Kamandi

  43. Karate Kid

  44. Kingdom Come

  45. Madame Xanadu

  46. Masters of the Universe

  47. Metal Men

  48. Mister Miracle

  49. More Fun Comics

  50. My Greatest Adventure

  51. Mystery in Space

  52. New Comics

  53. New Gods

  54. New Teen Titans

  55. OMAC

  56. Omega Men

  57. Our Army at War

  58. Our Fighting Forces

  59. Peacemaker

  60. Phantom Stranger

  61. Plastic Man

  62. Power Girl

  63. Rip Hunter Time Master

  64. Sandman

  65. Sea Devils 

  66. Secret Origins

  67. Secret Six

  68. Secrets of Haunted House

  69. Sensation Comics 

  70. Sgt. Rock

  71. Shazam

  72. Showcase

  73. Star Spangled War Stories

  74. Strange Adventures

  75. Suicide Squad

  76. Super Friends

  77. Superboy

  78. Supergirl

  79. Superman

  80. Superman (all related)

  81. Superman Family

  82. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen

  83. Swamp Thing

  84. Tales of the Unexpected

  85. Tarzan

  86. Teen Titans

  87. Tomahawk

  88. Unknown Soldier

  89. V for Vendetta

  90. Watchmen

  91. Weird Worlds

  92. Witching Hour

  93. Wonder Woman

  94. World's Best Comics

  95. World's Finest

  96. Weird War Tales

  97. Western Comics

  98. Young Romance

  99. Zatanna

Below is a list of some Marvel Comics titles to look for while searching through your comic book collection. A local comic buyer will be able to tell you which issues from these titles have value.

  1. 2001 Space Odyssey

  2. Adventures into Terror

  3. All Select Comics

  4. All Winners Comics

  5. Amazing Adventures

  6. Amazing Fantasy

  7. Amazing Spider-Man

  8. Astonishing Tales

  9. Avengers

  10. Beware

  11. Black Panther

  12. Black Goliath

  13. Captain America

  14. Captain Marvel

  15. Captain Savage

  16. Cat

  17. Chamber of Chills

  18. Chamber of Darkness

  19. Champions

  20. Conan the Barbarian

  21. Creatures on the Loose

  22. Crypt of Shadows

  23. Daredevil

  24. Dead of Night

  25. Defenders

  26. Devil Dinosaur

  27. Doc Savage

  28. Doctor Strange

  29. Eternals

  30. Fantastic Four

  31. Fear

  32. Frankenstein

  33. Georgie 

  34. Ghost Rider

  35. Howard the Duck

  36. Incredible Hulk

  37. Inhumans

  38. Invaders

  39. Iron Fist

  40. Iron Man

  41. John Carter

  42. Journey Into Mystery

  43. Jungle Action

  44. Ka-Zar

  45. Kid Colt Outlaw

  46. Kull the Conquerer

  47. Logan's Run

  48. Luke Cage Hero for Hire

  49. Machine Man

  50. Man Thing

  51. Marvel Chillers

  52. Marvel Feature

  53. Marvel Mystery Comics

  54. Marvel Premiere

  55. Marvel Preview

  56. Marvel Spotlight

  57. Marvel Tales

  58. Marvel Team-Up

  59. Masters of Kung Fu

  60. Micronauts

  61. Millie the Model

  62. Miss Fury

  63. Monsters on the Prowl

  64. Ms Marvel

  65. Mystery Tales

  66. Nova

  67. Omega the Unknown

  68. Patsy Walker

  69. Red Sonja

  70. Red Wolf

  71. Savage Tales

  72. Sgt Fury 

  73. Shogun Warriors

  74. Silver Surfer

  75. Special Marvel Edition

  76. Spectacular Spider-Man

  77. Spider-Woman

  78. Star Wars

  79. Strange Tales

  80. Strange Worlds

  81. Sub-Mariner

  82. Tales of Suspense

  83. Tales to Astonish

  84. Tarzan

  85. Tessie the Typist

  86. Thor 

  87. Tomb of Dracula

  88. Tower of Shadows

  89. Two Gun Kid

  90. USA Comics

  91. Vault of Evil

  92. Warlock

  93. War is Hell

  94. Werewolf by Night

  95. What If?

  96. Where Creatures Roam

  97. Wolverine

  98. X-Men

  99. Young Allies

Below is a list of some Independent Comics titles to look for while searching through your comic book collection. A local comic buyer will be able to tell you which issues from these titles have value.

  1. Adventures into Darkness

  2. Air Fighters Comics

  3. Air Pirates Funnies

  4. Airboy Comics

  5. All New Comics

  6. All Top Comics

  7. America's Best Comics

  8. Archie

  9. Atomic Comics

  10. Authentic Police Cases

  11. Battle of the Planets

  12. Beetle Bailey

  13. Beyond

  14. Big Shot Comics 

  15. Blue Ribbon Comics

  16. Boy Comics

  17. Brenda Starr

  18. Brick Bradford

  19. Buck Rogers

  20. Bugs Bunny

  21. Bulletman

  22. Captain Aero Comics

  23. Captain Marvel Adventures

  24. Captain Marvel Jr

  25. Casper the Friendly Ghost

  26. Catman Comics

  27. Cerebus the Aardvark

  28. Champ Comics

  29. Classics Illustrated

  30. Crime Does Not Pay

  31. Crime SuspenStories

  32. Crimes by Women

  33. Daffy Duck

  34. Destroyer Duck

  35. Dick Tracy

  36. Doll Man

  37. Donald Duck

  38. Exciting Comics

  39. Famous Funnies

  40. Fantasy Quarterly

  41. Fight Comics

  42. Fighting American

  43. Forbidden Worlds

  44. Four Color Comics

  45. Gene Autry Comics

  46. Ghost Rider (1951)

  47. Ghostly Tales

  48. Green Hornet

  49. Ha Ha Comics

  50. Hangman Comics

  51. Haunt of Fear

  52. Headline Comics

  53. Hit Comics

  54. Hollywood Romances

  55. Hopalong Cassidy

  56. Hot Stuff

  57. Jackpot Comics

  58. Jumbo Comics

  59. Jungle Comics

  60. King Comics

  61. Little Lulu

  62. Lone Ranger

  63. Looney Tunes

  64. Mad Comics / Magazine

  65. Magic Comics

  66. Marvel Family

  67. Master Comics

  68. Mickey Mouse

  69. Military Comics

  70. Mystery Men Comics

  71. National Comics

  72. New Funnies 

  73. Peacemaker

  74. Planet Comics

  75. Police Comics

  76. Popeye

  77. Prize Comics

  78. Red Ryder Comics

  79. Richie Rich

  80. Sad Sack

  81. Seven Seas Comics

  82. Smash Comics

  83. Speed Comics

  84. Spirit

  85. Suspense Comics

  86. Tales from the Crypt

  87. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  88. Terrific Comics

  89. Tim Holt

  90. True Comics

  91. Two Fisted Tales

  92. Vault of Horror

  93. Walking Dead

  94. Walt Disney Comics & Stories

  95. Weird Science

  96. Whiz Comics

  97. Wings Comics

  98. Wonder Comics

  99. Zap Comix

Below is a list of some of the toys we buy. Please note, that these are just examples of toys and statues we buy, and we buy much more than listed below. If you have questions regarding your toy collection, be sure to contact us.

  1. Marvel Legends

  2. Funko Pops

  3. DC Universe Classics

  4. Sideshow Collectibles

  5. Bowen Designs Statues

  6. McFarlane Toys

  7. NECA

  8. Mezco

  9. Masters of the Universe

  10. GI Joe (vintage)

  11. Star Wars (vintage)

  12. Marvel ToyBiz

  13. DC Super Powers

  14. MEGO (all types) 

  15. Video Game Related Toys

  16. Marvel Select

  17. Marvel Universe/Infinite

  18. DC Infinite Crisis

  19. Gundam Models

  20. DC Direct / Collectibles

  21. Kaiyodo

  22. Hasbro WWF

  23. Kotobukiya Statues

  24. WWF LJN

  25. Toynami Action Figures

  26. Mortal Kombat Figures

  27. Street Fighter (all types)

  28. First 4 Figures

  29. Prime 1 Studios Statues

  30. Iron Studios Statues

  31. XM Studios Statues

  32. Palisades Toys

  33. Anime Related Figures

  34. McFarlane DC Multiverse

  35. Mattel DC Multiverse

  36. McFarlane Anime Figures

  37. MASK (vintage)

  38. Spider-Man Animated

  39. Vintage Tin Toys

  40. Banpresto Mario Figures

  41. X-Men ToyBiz Figures

  42. McFarlane Spawn Figures

  43. Figma Imports (various)

  44. Funko Dorbz

  45. Funko Hikari

  46. Funko Sodas

  47. Star Wars Black

  48. GI Joe Declassified

  49. Shocker Toys

  50. Moore Collectibles

  51. Diamond Select Statues

  52. Figpins (various)

  53. Attack on Titan Figures

  54. My Hero Academia Figures

  55. Hot Wheels (various)

  56. Hot Toys (various)

  57. McFarlane Horror

  58. NECA Horror

  59. Thundercats (vintage)

  60. WWE Jakks Figures

  61. WWE Mattel Figures

  62. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Toys

  63. Legend of Zelda Toys

  64. Planet of the Apes (vintage)

  65. Batman Animated Series

  66. Batman DC Super Heroes

  67. Dragon Ball Z Figures

  68. Kenner 1990s Toys

  69. ToyBiz 1990s Toys

  70. Star Trek Toys

  71. Medicom Toys

  72. Captain Action (vintage) 

  73. GI Joe (1960s)

  74. Aurora Models (various)

  75. Lionel Trains

  76. Vintage Robot Toys

  77. Power Rangers (vintage)

  78. Power Rangers (new)

  79. Shogun Warriors

  80. Voltron

  81. Transformers (vintage)

  82. Transformers (new)

  83. Go-Bots

  84. Beanie Babies

  85. Batman Movie Toys

  86. Mattel DC Movie Masters

  87. Marvel Movie Toys

  88. Mezco 1:12 (various)

  89. Mezco Living Dead Dolls

  90. Barbie Dolls

  91. Monster High Dolls

  92. Vintage Dolls

  93. Spider-Man Classics

  94. X-Men Classics

  95. Spider-Man Movie Toys

  96. Spider-Man Origins

  97. Fantastic Four Classics

  98. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  99. Simpsons Toys (various)

Are Your Comic Books a Good Investment/Worth Keeping?

You might be asking yourself if your comic books are worth keeping? Or should you just sell them now? Now, this is an important question to ask yourself prior to selling your comic collection. Here we will provide our knowledge on what might be a good long-term comic investment and what comics might be good to simply sell now. Please note, that this is our opinion and if you decide to sell your comic books, then you should do your research and understand that it takes a good amount of knowledge to greatly understand what you might need to do with your books.

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  1. Check the age of your comic book or comic book collection. Are they published in the 1960s or older? Or are they from the 1990s? If the comics were published in the 1980s and up, then it will be considered a modern comic and will be less likely to be an investment, due to the high print runs. If the comic book was published in the 1970s or older, then there is a chance that the book has a slightly lower print run and might be harder to find, making it a better investment.
     

  2. We've covered this in our previous sections, but what content does your comic book/comic collection entail? When selling your comics, content is king. If you have an older comic from the 1960s, that features a western hero, then it is less likely to be a good investment, as there does not seem to be any kind of movement on the western genre in pop culture. This means a book that is not relevant will not be a good long-term investment unless the general sentiment behind the subject matter changes.
     

  3. Which manufacturer/company is this comic book/comic book collection you are selling from? Do you have comics from Dell? If so, then they will likely be bad investments based on our previous example. If the individual comic book or collection you are selling is Marvel or DC from the 1960s and older then you have a much bigger chance of having a comic that is a good investment. 
     

  4. You have older comic books that are Marvel or DC but can't figure out if what you have is a good investment. The next topic of consideration would be how relevant is the character from the book? Do you have Lois Lane comics from the 1960s? Or do you have Amazing Spider-Man comics from the same time period? This makes a massive difference as whatever is popular in current times will most likely remain popular in the future. If you have Spider-Man comic books from the 1960s, then you should be in a good place in regards to investment.
     

  5. Now, just because a comic book character is relevant and you've heard of them, doesn't mean it is worth something. A copy of Batman 195 in VG condition is worth about $25 and is not likely a good long-term investment, because it is just a random issue that has no significance. This brings us to our next point. Is the comic you are selling of any significance (ex: 1st appearance of a major character)? Significant comics, or in comic collecting terms a "key issue" is what most experts invest in.
     

  6. You have found an older comic of significance from Marvel/DC, now what? Well, now you look at the grade. Generally speaking, higher grade comic books are better in terms of investment and return, as most serious collectors prefer higher grades. If you have a lower grade, then it may still be a good investment, it just isn't as good as investing in a high-grade comic book.
     

  7. This next part can be tricky. Do you have a book that is slightly significant, but you personally believe is underpriced? An example of this would be a Fantastic Four 52. This comic book was worth only a few hundred dollars in a higher grade for many years, but with the Black Panther movie, the comic exploded in price due to the popularity of the character. Be careful with speculation and only do so if you have very little money into the comic and feel you possess a good amount of knowledge on them. 
     

  8. If your comic meets all the criteria above, then it is likely to be a good  investment and it would not hurt to keep it long-term, as most significant, high grade, older comic books featuring important characters have gone up over time, and rarely have experienced any kind of decay in price. The next issue that arises is to find these specific issues in your collection, which will prove to be difficult. If you need help with an appraisal or selling your comic books, then be sure to call us at (973) 931-1471 for free advice

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Why Sell Your Comics Locally?

Finding a local comic buyer is important for various reasons. Let's create a scenario that helps better understand the situation. 

Say you are looking through your parent's attic and find a few boxes filled with older, horror and western comic books. You think that these comic are old, but still look to be nice and possibly gradable, but with your limited knowledge of the hobby you think that you need to talk to an expert.

You then need to consider that talking a local comic buyer will make the process much easier and you'll be able to show the buyer the books in person without any kind of pressure or obligation to buy. If you try to sell your comics to someone online, then it might be difficult because grade and condition is difficult to assess without looking at the comics in person.

Finding a local comic buyer (or someone willing to travel to you) is also important because you can simply shop around for the best comic buyer in the area without any type of confusion. Also having someone appraise your comic book collection in person is much easier than it would be online.

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Below is a list of some of video games we buy. Please note, that these are just examples of video games we buy, and we buy much more than listed below. If you have questions regarding your video game collection, be sure to contact us.

  1. Super Mario Bros (all)

  2. Legend of Zelda (all)

  3. Resident Evil (all)

  4. Mortal Kombat (all)

  5. Street Fighter (all)

  6. Metroid (all)

  7. Batman (all)

  8. Spider-Man (all)

  9. X-Men (all)

  10. Marvel vs Capcom (all)

  11. Star Wars (all)

  12. Atari 2600 Console

  13. Super Nintendo Console

  14. SEGA Genesis Console

  15. Nintendo Console (original)

  16. Playstation Console (all)

  17. Xbox Console (all)

  18. TurboGrafx Console

  19. SEGA Nomad Console

  20. SEGA Dreamcast Console

  21. Nintendo GameCube

  22. SEGA Game Gear

  23. Nintendo GameBoy (all)

  24. Nintendo Wii Console

  25. Nintendo Switch

  26. Nintendo 64 Console

  27. Halo (all)

  28. Devil May Cry (all)

  29. Castlevania (all)

  30. SEGA Saturn Console

  31. SEGA CD Console

  32. SEGA 32x

  33. Virtual Boy

  34. Nintendo DS

  35. PC Games (no digital)

  36. Robocop (NES)

  37. TMNT Tournament Fighters

  38. Final Fantasy (all)

  39. Chrono Cross

  40. Shadow of the Colossus

  41. Chrono Trigger

  42. Parasite Eve

  43. House of the Dead (all)

  44. Tekken (all)

  45. Fatal Frame (all)

  46. Sonic the Hedgehog (all)

  47. Metal Gear Solid (all)

  48. Snatcher (SEGA CD)

  49. WWF/WWE games (all)

  50. Superman 64

  51. Super Smash Bros (all)

  52. Shenmue (all)

  53. Dark Souls (all)

  54. Onimusha (all)

  55. Dino Crisis (all)

  56. Toe Jam and Earl (SEGA)

  57. Yakuza (all)

  58. Call of Duty (all)

  59. GTA (all)

  60. Last of Us

  61. Uncharted (all)

  62. Batman Arkham (all)

  63. Friday the 13th (NES)

  64. Silent Hill (all)

  65. Yoshi's Cookie (NES)

  66. Donkey Kong (all)

  67. Duck Hunt (NES)

  68. Streets of Rage (all)

  69. Red Dead Redemption (all)

  70. Monster Hunter (all)

  71. Dragon Quest (all)

  72. Pokemon (all) 

  73. Tomb Raider (all)

  74. Paperboy (NES)

  75. Dynasty Warriors (all)

  76. Max Payne

  77. Power Rangers (all)

  78. Zombies Ate My Neighbors

  79. Tetris (GameBoy)

  80. Golden Axe (SEGA)

  81. Altered Beast (SEGA)

  82. Shadow Dancer (SEGA)

  83. Virtual Fighter (all)

  84. Killer Instinct (all)

  85. Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)

  86. Simpsons (all)

  87. Wolverine (all)

  88. SEGA Master System

  89. Imported Game Consoles

  90. Dragon Ball Z (all)

  91. Doom (all)

  92. Wolfenstein (all)

  93. Maximum Carnage

  94. Justice League Task Force

  95. The Sims (all)

  96. Dragon's Lair (NES)

  97. Twisted Metal (all)

  98. Dead Rising (all)

  99. WCW Revenge

Do you have other collectibles, and you're not sure if we are interested in buying them? We buy all types of collectibles, and below you'll find a complete list of what we buy.

  1. Comic Books (vintage)

  2. Comic Books (modern)

  3. Action Figures (all)

  4. Statues (all)

  5. Video Games (all)

  6. Cards (sports)

  7. Cards (non-sports)

  8. Manga (all)

  9. Trade Paperbacks (all)

  10. Books (vintage)

  11. VHS Tapes (sealed)

  12. Wrestling Collectibles

  13. Sports Memorabilia

  14. DVDs (sealed) 

  15. Comic artwork (original)

  16. Dolls (vintage)

  17. Toy Trains (all)

  18. Hot Wheels (vintage)

  19. Collectible Figurines

  20. Beanie Babies

  21. Vintage Magazines

  22. Handheld Games

  23. Collectibles Prints/Lithos

  24. Anime Collectibles

  25. Vinyl Figures

  26. Funko Pops

  27. Imported Comics

  28. Imported Action Figures

  29. Coins (vintage)

  30. Stamps (vintage)

  31. Autographed Memorabilia

  32. Vintage Clothing

  33. Modern Limited Clothing

  34. CDs (sealed or opened)

  35. Records

  36. Casette Tapes

  37. Military Collectibles

  38. Historical Collectibles

  39. Casette and CD Players

  40. Recording Equipment

  41. Sneakers (vintage)

  42. Sneakers (new)

  43. Toy Trucks (vintage)

  44. Vintage Ad Signs

  45. Pulps (vintage)

  46. Board Games (vintage)

  47. Vintage Denim

  48. Coca Cola Collectibles

  49. Disney Collectibles

  50. Arcade Machines

Need a quicker, pocket-sized guide for selling your comic book collection? Look no further, because we have you covered. Here are some basic and easy to understand tips you can use on how to sell you comics.

  1. Don't sell comics on Craigslist

  2. Sell your comics locally

  3. Accept only cash for your comics

  4. Don't mail your comics

  5. 1990s comics are not old

  6. 1980s comics are not old

  7. 1960s comics are old

  8. Most comics are common

  9. Have buyers come to you

  10. Check sold comics on eBay

  11. Grading comics is expensive

  12. Cover price shows comic age

  13. Learn how to grade comics

  14. Research local comic dealers

  15. Don't trust dealer reviews

  16. High-end comics can be auctioned 

  17. Most 80s and up comics will be in great condition.

  18. Don't overvalue your comics

  19. Don't arrange if value is low

  20. Price guides are unreliable

  21. It is expensive to sell comics at big conventions

  22. Don't fall for mailing scams

  23. If someone is offering too much then be suspicious

  24. Look for notable titles

  25. 'Shiny' comics aren't valuable

  26. Be careful handling comics

  27. Don't call any comic 'rare'

  28. Grading comics can be hard

  29. Get free comic appraisals

  30. Call local comic experts

  31. Don't accept PayPal

  32. Lower your expectations

  33. Lose any sentimental value

  34. Remember to negotiate

  35. Find any free comic advice

  36. Shop around

  37. Don't auction your collection

  38. Try to sell your comics in bulk

  39. Superhero comics are best

  40. Marvel comics are best

  41. 'Key' comics are good

  42. Most comics aren't key issues

  43. Comic boxes are heavy

  44. Lift boxes with your legs

  45. Bulk consignment is hard

  46. 1940s comics are easy to sell

  47. Westerns aren't popular

  48. Check if your comic is a reprint (very common)

  49. Grade effects price

  50. Some comics are investments

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Common Mistakes Made When Selling a Comic Book Collection

It can be easy to make mistakes when selling your comic book collection. This can be hard to avoid, however we have provided a guide below. This guide provides insight on what to avoid when selling your comic books.

  1. When selling a collection of modern comic books, many people will start making a list of what they have. This list is used to make it easier for a comic book store or local buyers to understand what the person has. Please note that while this is helpful, it is usually unnecessary in most cases. If you have a collection of modern comic books, then it is usually just easier to have the person who is interested in buying the comics come to you and look at the books in person, and make an offer based on what they see. Making a list is usually not worth your time, since many modern comic books do not have much value. 
     

  2. When some people sell their comic books, they have a misconception about what old is in the world of comics. An old comic books is usually something from the 1930s-1960s (the 1970s can be debatable). Comic books from the 1980s and up are not usually considered to be old. This usually isn't a big problem, but when talking to someone about selling your comic collection, it's better to know the classification to prevent any confusion with both parties. 
     

  3. When selling a comic collection, some sellers will pack all their boxes into their vehicles and take them to their local comic book store. We cannot stress this enough, but please do not do this. If you take your comic books to a local store, it is very likely you will accept any offer they make. This is because you have already done most of the work and taken them to the local comic book dealer. You will likely not want to take them back home. Most comic books store owners know this and will usually use it to their advantage. Before going to your local comic book store, explore your options, and make sure to call around. It is better to find reputable comic buyers and have them come to you. This will put much less pressure on you and allow you to easily decline any offer you don't like.
     

  4. Sometimes when selling comic books many sellers will misunderstand the condition of their comics. If speaking to someone on the phone, then please understand that the term "mint" should not be used very often in comic books. Many comics are not going to be extremely high grade, and a trained eye will be able to find small flaws that make the book imperfect. If you are selling your comics, just be sure to try and keep grades out of the equation until the dealer has seen the books. If they ask for grades just do your best to describe the average grade and mention any rips, tears, folds, and creases you might see. The buyer should be able to figure out the grade based off that. 
     

  5. Lower your expectations when selling your comics. This one was discussed previously as well, but we need to make sure that it is well understood. Sometimes you might look up a particular comic that you have and see that the same book graded by CGC at 9.8 is being sold for $100 online. At that point you may think that you are into an absolute gold mine, as the rest of the books you have are surely in the same range. This is where you need to stop and think about a few factors. Has the comic the person is selling online sold? Will your comic book grade the same? How consistently is the comic book selling for at that price? These are all major factors to consider. In most cases, you will find that you do not have a comic that is in 9.8 condition and the book you thought was worth $100 is actually worth about $2-3, and most dealers will offer even less than that when buying bulk. This shows that you need to lower your expectations when selling your comics, because you might be disappointed if you expect too much.
     

  6. There are some comic book dealers that are not local, and will tell you to mail you a few of your rare or valuable comics and they will pay you after the books have been received via PayPal or check. Please know that we strongly suggest that you refrain from doing this. Mailing your comic books to even a reputable comic book dealer can be a gamble. Many well known comic book dealers will tell you they will pay a certain amount for the book based on grade, but when they receive the comic, they will tell you the grade is much lower than it is so they can get it at a discount. Since you do not have the book in front of you anymore, you have to take their word for it and just take whatever they want to pay. Please, try to sell your comic books locally. Do not mail your comics, even if you feel like the person is offering you more than anyone locally.
     

  7. When selling comic books, many times a buyer will ask how many comics you have in total. Some sellers will say "a lot" without realizing the term is relative. A good amount of comic books to someone who doesn't sell them regularly might be a small amount to someone who often buys them. Just note that a long comic book box holds about 250-300 comics and a shorter box holds 125-150 comics. That would be the easiest way to count your books and determine if you have a good amount or just a few. 
     

  8. You might go through your comic books and see that some of them have shiny or holographic covers. Please note that those are not going to be your valuable comics. Those are books created with a special cover to sell more copies, and will more likely be worth less. A valuable comic book will usually feature the first appearance of a character (ex: Tales of Suspense 39 is the first appearance of Iron Man). If you have the first appearance of a character the book might look like any other, so this is when you might need to do research or ask an expert. If you ever find yourself in a bind when selling your comic book collection, be sure to give us a call or text at (973) 931-1471 for free advice.

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Ultimate Spider-Man 1
Kingdom Come 1-4 Comic Set
Wolverine Origin 1-6
Strange Tales 129 (Silver Age)
X-Men 1 (Jim Lee)
Captain America Comic Lot
Daredevil Bronze Age Lot
Wolverine 145 Holofoil