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National Comic Book Day
Arts & Entertainment
I like to read...Comic Books!

When: September 25th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

A great and popular hobby in the United States is collecting comic books.  Today offers a chance to break out your collection and take a look to see if any of the comic books have increased in value.  If you have never read a comic book, then today is a good time as any to visit your local comic book store and find an interesting and entertaining comic book character you would like to learn more about.  Another way to celebrate the day is by getting friends together and trading each others comic books.
 

Numbers

There are approximately 2,000 stores in the United States that sell comic books.

Description

A comic book, is a magazine type book that consists of comics art in the form of boxes that represent each scene and are accompanied by descriptive prose and a written narrative found in word balloons and are emblematic of the comic art form. The first  U.S. comic book, was named Famous Funnies, and was created in 1933 as a kind of  reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips. Currently the market and demand  for comic books is largest in Japan. Collecting comic books have been a traditional hobby for years and today many vintage and collectible comics command great sums of money. The easiest way to determine if your old comics are worth any money is by looking at the retail cover price on the cover. The valuable ones will have 10c, 12c, 15c, 20c, or 25c on the cover and today could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
 

Interesting Facts

  1. A 1938 Superman comic book sold for $3.2 million dollars.
  2. The comic book market size for North America is over $1 billion.
  3. Comic books in Japan are called "Manga."
  4. The earliest known comic book is called The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck published in 1837.
  5. The Phantom, who debuted in his own newspaper comic strip on 17 Feb 1936, is said to be the worlds first Superhero.

Information

Observed:
  • September 25th
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