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Sunday, 28 November 2010
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Now Playing: the Mr Whippy tune

For autograph hounds to frequent a field, there must be fame, notoriety or celebrity attached. The comic book world hasn't always had those in equal measure, but it has been affected just enough to imagine there is a register of the comparative values of autographs. 

It's hard to know whether a signature by Basil Wolverton is worth more than that of Bob Burden. They both bring a warped sensibility to their best work. There's advantage in having an autograph of a Golden Age artist for the significance and the prestige. But Rockman will never be made into a film and Plop! never could be.

 This isn't to enter into an argument as to whether we should judge the popularity - or saleability - of a comics creator by the fact that their work has been turned into a movie.

With but a youthful interest in autograph hunting, I'm not sure whether collectors would focus on the value of a comics legend's moniker or on a personal appreciation for their persona and their stories.


Posted by berko_wills at 2:09 AM EADT
Updated: Sunday, 28 November 2010 3:27 AM EADT
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