When I used to ask someone if they wanted to go to a Comic-Con I used to get some very strange looks.Why? Because back then most people conjured up the image of a group of overweight geeky guys knocking back a few 4-packs in a darkened room sweating and drooling over a pile of 200AD first issues.But things, thankfully, have changed a lot since then. For starters there are a lot more woman collectors now, although it is still pretty much a male dominated market.Originally Comic Cons were held to promote, buy, sell and swap comic books. And, well, to talk about comics. As the comic industry and its popularity have grown so have the comic-cons. Why Comic Cons? Comics were probably the very first “collectible” because most kids bought a weekly comic.Many playground discussions centered on Dan Dares latest escapades, or Dredds latest adventure.Comics have always played an important part in kid’s childhood and growing up and so have remained a part of our culture.But over time other types of collectibles started to creep into the comic-cons, such as autographs, trading cards, and movie posters etc.Then Star Wars was unleashed on the world’s screens.The effect and influence of Star… Read full this story
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