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Hastings was the one that started it Selling a large range of direct Manga market comic books in every store (okay, some more than others) but instantly impacting on the comic book industry, lifting sales and providing a new place to order exclusive variant covers and the like. Nowadays, this comic will fetch you as much as $343,000, with a minimum sale value of $10,000. When their comic book first hit stands in 1963, it only would have cost you 12 cents. If you want to experience things from the very beginning, it’ll run you as much as $275,000, with a minimum sale value of $400 (we’re talking worst possible condition). Reload Comics is an independent Comic book Publishing company based in the South of England.

When the original pages of artwork are returned by the printer, they are typically given back to the artists, who sometimes sell them at comic book conventions, or in galleries and art shows related to comic book art. Although Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday (1884), the first comic published in Britain, aimed at an adult market, publishers quickly targeted a younger demographic, which has led to most publications being for children and has created an association in the public’s mind of comics as somewhat juvenile. We are the go-to tradeshow for the hard-core Comic Book collector and pleasure reader.

It’s a sitcom-esque story about a reformed superhero comic collector named Jared who wants to sell a back issue of a ‘90s-era comic called Killstrike on eBay. The former lead singer of the band White Zombie, he is also a successful director of horror films, an occasional actor, a producer, and a comic book writer. Like many of the people on this list, Gibson released a song meant to accompany the comic; it was even sold on iTunes with a motion-comic edition of his tale.

A selection of comic books from the British Library Chinese collection will be featured, together with a choice of posters , in the new free online course Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life”, a ground-breaking project which allows students to interact with the British Library’s original collection items. Artist Scott Hepburn helped bring Morello’s story to life; Morello even created a downloadable soundtrack to listen to as you read the comic.

As well as publishing their own titles, and taking on board creator owned projects, Reload also offer a commission service, where clients can contact us about design work whether it be for books covers, character, concept and costume designs for film and even designs for tattoo’s…. The skies the limit with the talented team at Reload, and the rates are competitive!