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Newbold, Jamie. The Forensic Comicologist: Insights from a life in comics. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781476672670
BibTeX citation key: Newbold2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: Comic book industry, Fandom, USA
Creators: Newbold
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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A childhood comic book fan turned comic book retailer, the author soon discovered the prevalence of scams in the world of comics collecting. This book is his tutorial on how to collect wisely and reduce risks. Drawing on skills learned from 20 years with the San Diego Police Department and as a Comic-Con attendee since 1970, he covers in detail the history and culture of collecting comic books and describes the pitfalls, including common deceptions of grading, pricing, as well as theft, and mail and insurance fraud.

Table of Contents

Michelle Nolan: Foreword (1)
Preface (5)

Introduction: A Collecting Culture (7)

1. Forensic Comicology (29)
2. A Brief History of Comic Collecting (41)
3. A Learning Curve (56)
4. Deconstructing Comics (Part 1) (67)
5. Deconstructing Comics (Part 2) (77)
6. Demand (86)
7. Fast Forward (98)
8. Pedigree Comics (114)
9. Eras and Genres: Platinum Age, 1897–1938 (125)
10. Eras and Genres: Golden Age, 1938–1956 (134)
11. Eras and Genres: Golden Age Part 2: The Atomic Age! (147)
12. Collecting Gold (156)
13. Silver Age: Last of the ­Ten-Centers (171)
14. Silver and Bronze Ages: Marvel Rules in the Age of Fandom (186)
15. Bronze Age: Marvel, Large and in Charge (202)
16. Generation Termination (or, Changing of the Guard) (210)
17. Third-Party Grading (221)
18. Pricing (240)

Bibliography (257)
Index (259)

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