To keep your comic books in mint condition, you dont want any old cardboard stored with your comics. Years ago, i wrote a post noting all the female characters that were introduced in dc comics starting in the late 1950s, and wondering why it all happened so suddenly. Bcw backing boards have special qualities that make them ideal for preserving comics. Modern, current, regular, silver, and golden age comics. During approximately the first 15 years of this period, many comic book characters were redesigned, creators gained prominence in the industry, independent comics flourished, and. Cardboard boards are used as backing in bags to keep comics creasefree. Use with a silver age comic bag available separately. Arlen schumer is a member of the society of illustrators, creating comic bookstyle illustrations for advertising and editorial usage, and a foremost comic book historiancomic book artist magazine called him one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in america, and his book the silver age of comic book art won the independent publishers award for best. This silver comic book bag and board set features acid free, archival quality bags made from crystal clear polypropylene, as well as backing boards made from a full 24 point solid bleached sulfate, buffered on one side with a 3% calcium carbonate that are precision cut to size. Just go to the top of the page and look in the right column. A brief history of the silver age the silver age of comics refers to an era that ran from 1956 to the early 1970s.
We are pleased to offer for sale this 50 pack of bcw silver comic book bag and board set. Money back guarantee ensures you receive the item you ordered or get your money back. These books cover a wide range of genres, from superhero adventure tales to horror stories, allowing you to select the type of comic that fits your particular interests. The modern age of comic books is a period in the history of american superhero comic books which is generally considered to have begun in the mid1980s and continues through the present day. Your comic is neatly displayed centered in a mat border. Welcome to the silver age of comic book art facebook group, a forum for discussing all things silver agecirca 19561970. Mostly dedicated to comics published from 19551970. Comic book backing boardssilver age comic book collecting. I use comic book boards for wrapping and storing my quilting fabric. We offer silver age poly bags, mylars, backer boards, showcases, screwdowns, album pages, and just about anything else a comic book collector would need to store and display silver age comics.
What are the actual comic book dimensions for all of the. Silver age comic bags are about 14 wider, which gives a comic. Includes all comic books published during the period of 1956 to 1970. Lets look at the difference between regular plastic bags and mylar, and silverage bags vs. I expected to have the boards confined in 2 x packs of 100. Most sources point to 1956 as the beginning of the silver age of comics.
For amounts longer than one yard i glue 2 boards together for added stability. This black comic book frame turns your timeless comics into a piece of art. Following the golden age of comic books and an interregnum in the early to mid1950s, the silver age is considered to cover the period from 1956 to circa 1970, and was. Silver age comic book backing boards pack of 100 by bcw. Westerns, silver age 195669, comics, collectibles picclick. Browse certified comics comic books and pop culture items at silver age comics. Silver age comic book supplies acid free bags, boards. Yet, while dc was responsible for this first sign of new life in the comic book industry, marvel comics was able to capitalize even more from this trend as the 60s came around. I saw a utube video that showed how to wrap fabric around these comic boards for storage. Many editors, writers, pencillers and inkers participated in this revival.
I now have to find a container of some sort to store them in to try to minimise damage to them. Parkers records and comics features an extensive inventory of golden age, silver age, bronze age, and collectible comic books that include classic comic book publishers like dell comics, marvel comics, dc comics, archie comics, charleton, gold key and many others. Look for acidfree to avoid damaging the pages of your comic books. It should be required reading for anyone who ever aspired to work in the medium. The silver age of comic book art archway publishing. Bcw comic book backer boards silver age comic book size. May 20, 2009 when it comes to purchasing bags and boards, it goes like this. The top selling comic books that begin with a are alpha flight comic books 1983 series, amazing adventures comic books 1970 series, amazing spiderman comic books 1963 series, archie comic books and avengers comic books 1963 series you can also search 7 more ways. These protective comic book backing boards are made from a full 24 point solid bleached sulfate, buffered with 3% calcium carbonate on one coated side. Mar 02, 2016 as you can see, comic books have gone through a clear evolutionary path to get us to where we are today. The silver age of comic books was followed by the bronze age. First, bcw offers backing boards in five main sizes.
A modern comic bag will fit a modern comic book snuggly, meaning theres no room for the comic to move around. Do the right thing to protect the innocent get your comic boards now at bcw. Silver age 1950s to 1980s, size 7 18 x 10 12 golden age pre 1950, size 7 34 x 10 12. Inhumans marvel comic book price guide find out the value of key first appearances of major inhumans members and villains in our hot comic price guide. Comic skin crystal clear backing boards silver age size 10. Use this item along with silver comic bags to protect and store your collectible comics. I cut the boards in 12 or even in 14 for smaller amounts. Established in february 1991, in queens, ny, weve got a fantastic collection of vintage books, as well as the latest new releases. For the purpose of bag and board sizes, bcw has simplified the sizes into three groups, or ages. Fit silver age, modern and regular comic bags coated on one side buffered with 3% calcium carbonate bags are 2 mil material thickness polypropylene crystal clear protect comics while handling use with bcw silver backing boards bag exterior dimensions. However, if that comic is just a little bit too big either its thicker because its a special issue or maybe it was just printed an 18 of an inch too wide then it won. Nov 10, 2016 the leekirby run 101 issues in total is rightfully regarded as one of the pinnacles of superhero comics, and within this there are so many great moments.
Ultra pro comic series silver age size boards 7 x 10 12 pack of 100. Historian will jacobs suggests the silver age ended in april 1970 when the man who had started it, julius schwartz, handed over green lantern starring one of the first revived heroes of the era to the newguard team of denny oneil and neal. View thousands of scanned comic books in the feature gallery, or search metropolis entire comic inventory with their advanced search. Peel masking from both sides and reveal a crystal clear backing board.
A lovingly crafted tribute to the superhero comic of the 1960s, the silver age of comic book art recaptures the fourcolor visionary surge of the era, its jetage psychedelic rush of imagination and the titanic, luminous. Read more iron man comic book price guide another of the marvel age of comic book characters, iron man played in the superhero movies by robert downey jr. Get the best deal for silver age superhero comics 1956 1969 from the largest online selection at. The bcw silverage comic backer boards are made from a full 24 point solid bleached sulfate, coated on one side with a buffered with 3% calcium carbonate.
The silver age lasted from 1954 or 1956 to about 1970 though some people count everything up until 1985 as part of it, folding in the the bronze age of comic books. Silver age comics is one of nycs oldest comic shops. The silver age of comic books was a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in mainstream american comic books, predominantly in the superhero genre, that lasted roughly from 1956 to the late 1960searly 1970s. Similar to the digital comic museum, which we wrote about last week, comic book plus contains a near inexhaustible quantity of golden and silver age comic books. Comic skin crystal clear backing boards silver age size 10 pack. The demarcation is not clearly defined, but there are a number of possibilities.
These silver comic book boards are perfect for storing, protecting, and displaying your silver age comic books. Welcome to the silver age of comic book art facebook group, a forum for discussing all things silver age circa 19561970. Comics past that period i mostly have knowlegde of from wiki sites, discussions, reboot. The bcw silver comic backer boards are made from a full 24 point solid bleached sulfate, coated on one side with a buffered with 3% calcium carbonate and are precision cut to size. Silver age comic values comic book values comic book. How to store a comic book collection like a superhero.
The silver age of comic book art by arlen schumer, hardcover. As you can see, comic books have gone through a clear evolutionary path to get us to where we are today. Introducing readers to doctor doom, the skrulls, the silver surfer, galactus, the inhumans, black panther and so many more, the series maintained a remarkably high level of quality over. Bcw silver age comic book backer boards the collectors. Comic boards 21 comic boxes 55 comic accessories 28 cards. Bcwbbmag magazine size backing boards white 100 boards 4.
Arlen schumer is a member of the society of illustrators, creating comic bookstyle illustrations for advertising and editorial usage, and a foremost comic book historiancomic book artist magazine called him one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in america, and his book the silver age of comic book art won the independent. Comic book dealers recommendations metropolis comics. Its easy for comics to bend when stored away, but bcws acidfree comic boards help keep them safe. Money back guarantee ensures you receive the item you ordered or get.
The comic book backing boards are precision cut to 7 x 10 12, perfect for. Buy 100 silver age size comic book backing boards pack. Mar 29, 2019 many mat boards used for picture framing, or extrathick cardstock for cardmaking and scrapbooking, can work well in a pinch to safely board a comic, but the average comic book retailer will also carry packages of buffered paper board andor plastic boards for this purpose. Made from a full 24 point solid bleached sulfate, coated on one side with a buffered 3% calcium. The silver age of comic books was a period of artistic advancement and widespread commercial success in mainstream american comic books, predominantly those featuring the superhero archetype. Silver age comic book bag and board set pack of 50 by. Many editors, writers, pencillers and inkers participated in. If you purchase a comic already in a bag with a board, consider asking the dealer if he uses acid free boards. If you purchase a comic already in a bag with a board, consider.
A lovingly crafted tribute to the superhero comic of the 1960s, the silver age of comic book art revised edition recaptures the fourcolor visionary surge of the era, its jet age psychedelic rush of imagination and the titanic, luminous figures, both real and imaginary, that glittered in its firmament. Any posts about jack kirbys or neal adams silver age work should post. The silver age of comic books is a period of time during which many notable comic book characters were created. The bcw comic book frame is an attractive black frame with a clear glass front. Sparkle city comics is most interested in purchasing comic books pre1985, so if youre interested in selling your golden age, silver age or bronze age comics, give us a call at 8007439205. Bcwbbgol golden age size comic backing boards 100 boards 4. The leekirby run 101 issues in total is rightfully regarded as one of the pinnacles of superhero comics, and within this there are so many great moments. Plus, you can combine them with comic book sleeves and other supplies for full protection. Paul levitz is a comic book fan who has worked as editorpublisher of the comic reader, editor of the batman titles and others, writer of more than 300 storiesincluding an acclaimed run on legion of superheroesand a dc comics executive, finishing his 38year stint with the company as president and publisher. Silver age superhero comics 19561969 for sale ebay. Posted by d422 under the 100 greatest silver age comic book covers of all time. Note that this is the period that spawned the 60s batman series, and no, this is not a coincidence.429 605 66 552 226 1492 911 1431 1257 277 382 93 253 704 57 976 820 1249 887 1372 718 966 1244 226 646 729 1030 273 773 1473 767 1259 1294 1317 711 620 831 553 451 1497 208