Collecting Comic Art is part of the Art Investors Guide by Robot Outlaw. This article presents some insights and tips for collectors and investors on how to find and value quality comic art pieces.

Collecting Comic Art

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Collecting comic art and rare comic books is a rewarding and potentially profitable endeavor that many people from all walks engage in.

Comic Book Art continues to attract collectors and investors alike. The allure of the comic book has long been a driving force in the thriving world of comic art investing.

Comic books aren’t just for kids. A growing number of people continue to invest a significant amount of time and money into collecting comic art and comic books.

Avengelyne Armegeddon Issue 1 Cover Art
Original comic book cover art for Avengelyne: Armegeddon Issue 1, valued at $2,500.00 USD

Historically, Comic art originals were penciled by one artist and inked by a second artist. All of these original works were done by hand with pencils, then sent to an inker for final rendering with a quill and ink, them submitted to the publisher for publication.

After publishing, the original art was returned to the artists. These pieces are called original art returns, or Comic Art Originals. The original art returns are owned by the artists and the artists retain full rights to distribute the art in original form.

This created a secondary market for artists to earn more from their works, and has become an amazing opportunity for collectors and investors.

Original comic book art from many popular titles as well as several little known titles that may one day become priceless treasures, are all highly sought after.

Imagine owning the original comic art by artists from Marvel Comics, Image Comics and DC Comics, and titles such as XMEN, Alpha Flight, Daredevil, Silver Surfer, Spawn / Wildcats, Allegra, Avangelyne and many more.


Have you made the decision, or are you considering investing in comic book art?

Do you have an interest in making an investment that you can enjoy over the years as your collection continues to appreciate in value?

Are you a serious collector that is looking for a new type of collectible to add to your collection?

If so, original comic art is somethin you might strongly consider investing in. There is a full range of original comic book art including titles from your favorite comic books, available across the Internet.

Comic Book Art remains a profitable investment in the world of Comic Book Collectors and will continue to do so. With a growing selection of original comic book art being made available by artists from all genres, you can enjoy your investment for years to come.

In 2002 CBR News reported that actor Nicholas Cage sold his collection of 400 rare comic books for $1.6 million dollars. What will your collection be worth years from now?

Hundreds of original art pieces from many favorite comic book titles are available all over the world. Below are a selection of comic book titles to consider adding to your collection that will help you diversify and add value:

  • Alpha Flight
  • Avangeline: Armageddon
  • Cable
  • X-Men
  • Stormwatch
  • Spawn

If you’re more interested in collecting published comic books, Robot Outlaw also has Comic Book Resources for comic book collectors.

Our goal is to provide you with top quality content regarding original comic book art to help collectors grow and add to their collection to display and appreciate for years to come.