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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 size and value.
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 alot of what we buy), and we still actively play video games. This love for the 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.
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.
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 a 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 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Latest Comic Book Purchase
Recently we were emailed by a very friendly gentlemen (yes, we 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 I were to make an offer on his comics in person. He had collected DC comics, toys and statues with a small amount of Marvel as well. We wanted to sell comics, toys and games (board games). The comic books he was selling were mostly from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. They were kept them 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 please 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 book that clearly stood our 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 that book 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.
Different Comic Classifications/Genres and How to Value Your Comic Books
You might be wondering how important genre is when selling your comic books. A simple 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.
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 the 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.
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.
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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 titles such as Jonah Hex sold, but eventually even those were cancelled (Jonah Hex rarely appears in comics today).
Many people will try to sell comics that are western, but unfortunately, western comics 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.
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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 many more. 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.
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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. Some popular titles that printed TV related books were Four Color and 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 comic books from the TV, film of 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.
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The most well known genre of comic books is definitely superheroes. Most people have heard of some kind of superheroes, whether they are young or old. Titles include Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men and thousands more.
When selling your comic books, this genre will honestly be your best bet when it comes to value. Superhero comics are most likely to be worth money in comparison to the other genres. However, this does not mean that if you have superhero comics, that it is guaranteed money.
It is likely that if you have newer superhero comics, then they won't be worth too much (email us for comic advice). If you have old comics to sell, that are from this genre (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.
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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 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 comics worth more. While 70s comics aren't considered extremely old, many are starting to classify it as such.
If you have anything after the 1970s, then chance 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 to 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 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) published in 2002 is a $200 comic book in higher grades