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$1.99 Comic Auctions on eBay!

$1.99 Comic Auctions on eBay!

Happy New Year from Basement Comics!

Looking for some books to complete your collection or to get started? Head on over to our eBay store for 7 day auctions starting at just $1.99! We have everything including golden age, silver age, bronze age, modern, and trade paperbacks! See what items you can score! Make sure to tag us on Instagram with pics of your books! We love to see our books in their new homes! 

 

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New York Comic Con 2017

New York Comic Con 2017

New York Comic Con 2017 is just days away and Basement Comics is in full throttle mode getting our inventory ready. We will be set up at booth #2429 with our wide variety of rare bronze, silver, and golden age comics, along with some fantastic $3 bargain book boxes.

Don't forget to drop off your books to be pressed! You can pick up a form from us at the show, or be prepared, and print your own here

We're excited to see you there! 

For more info on NYCC, click here.

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Baltimore Comic Con 2017

Baltimore Comic Con 2017

Basement Comics is gearing up for Baltimore Comic Con! We will be accepting submissions for pressing on sight and can mail your books directly to CGC or CBCS for grading when they are complete. Don't forget to stop by our booth (#805) September 22-24 and shop the wide selection of vintage books, original art, and off the wall collectibles. 

The 18 year old Baltimore Comic Con is one of our favorite shows since it takes place right here in our home city. Located downtown at the Baltimore Convention Center on the corner of Pratt and Howard, the Baltimore Comic Con boasts three full days of comic vendors, artists, special guests, and cosplay contests. While you're here visiting Charm City, make sure to stop by a few of our favorite local spots like Ra Sushi, Twist Fells Point, Stuggy's, or Miss Shirley's.

Pictures to be added next week! We look forward to seeing you there! 

For tickets and additional information, click here.

Booth 805 was bumping with happy pressing customers showing off their freshly graded books!

Some really beautiful examples of a customers post-pressed books, freshly graded.

Second issue of our fanzine, Rockets Blasting! 

Vintage Rock n Roll items at our booth!

Quick interview with our buddy Shelton Drum of Heroes Aren't Hard to Find out of Charlotte NC!

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Pop Culture Propaganda of the Past

Pop Culture Propaganda of the Past

If you are reading this, you are probably aware of the recent events surrounding white supremacy and Nazi-ism that took place in Charlottesville, VA. In this post, we are going to explore how comic book artists and writers assisted with the war efforts info campaign on the home front during World War 2.

There is a strong consensus that books like Top Notch 2 (1940), Amazing Man 9 (1940), and Marvel Mystery 2 (1939) were among the first to feature anti-Nazi covers and stories. Many patriotic comic book heroes like Captain America, The Shield, Superman, and Sub-Mariner were fighting the war before Americans were even drafted. The heroic endeavors of these characters, spilling onto pages of well loved series, quietly defined the "American way" and how foreign villains sought to undermine these ideals. Many Americans were in opposition of the war, and by creating comic book characters who upheld high moral and social standards while battling axis enemies, they were able to shift the mindset of those citizens. Given the apparent threat that the comics represented to the Nazis, as demonstrated by Josef Goebbels‘ comments to the Reichstag concerning Superman, the impact of comic books was significant. They did more than merely boost the morale of the American reader (1). Patriotism isn't just something that defines our culture, it has saturated nearly every facet of American entertainment.

This week we are featuring four of our favorite in-stock comics featuring WW2 covers on our website as an ode to the good guys who fought against injustices and to those who continue to fight.

(1) Arie Kaplan, From Krakow to Krypton: Jews in Comic Books (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2008), 58.

 

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